The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, in cooperation with the National Health Insurance Company, Daman, has launched the "Traveller" programme, to provide emergency health insurance coverage for UAE nationals abroad, which is the first local and international programme of its kind.
The programme is part of the ministry's wish to realise the UAE leadership's strategy to promote the safety and wellness of its nationals and achieve the UAE Vision 2021, which aims to make the UAE among the world's leading countries by the Union's Golden Jubilee.
The programme was created to provide the UAE's nationals with comprehensive annual medical coverage worth AED500,000 per person through direct billing.
Ahmed Saeed Elham Al Dhaheri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs at MoFAIC, said that the programme is in line with the Ministry's desire to provide its nationals abroad with protection and wellness, by giving them access to the best medical emergency treatment and medical insurance services while raising their awareness about travel risks.
"After an extended study over many consecutive years, statistics highlight an increasing number of UAE nationals travelling outside the country on an annual basis, who are also exposed to emergency health issues and traffic accidents. That is why we are launching this programme, to provide our nationals with comfort regarding their health while they are outside the country," Al Dhaheri added.
The programme, which is managed by Daman, is a health insurance travel policy for UAE nationals only. Traveller policies can be purchased during or before travel and are activated 48 hours after approval.
The service also allows registration through the internet and covers an unlimited number of trips throughout the year, on condition that each trip does not exceed 90 days.
Khalid Abdullah Almas, Member of the Board of Directors of Daman, said, "We, at Daman, are proud to cooperate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to launch this promising programme, which will establish a partnership that will help achieve our strategic goals, including being a trusted health partner of the community."
Source: UAE MINISTRY OF FOREGIN AFFAIRS