The most popular type of travel insurance in Kenya is the Schengen travel insurance. This is taken by over 30,000 travellers annually because it is a mandatory requirement for the Schengen visa application process. Second is the international travel insurance cover for travellers to Asia, North America and the rest of Europe. Less common is the INBOUND travel insurance covers which are targeted at NON Kenya citizens / residents visiting Kenya for short stays for business or holidays. These cover the insured against emergency medical expenses, loss of baggage, personal effects, accidental death among the most important risks. Many of these travellers also tend to buy their travel insurances from their home countries before setting off. Here are 3 of the best options available locally for visitors travelling to Kenya.
AIG Inbound Travel Insurance
AIG is the leader in the travel insurance market in Kenya. From its global brand, it has taken advantage to position itself in the local market as the underwriter of choice for the mid to high end customers. It offers at least six travel insurance options and the inbound travel cover is one of them. Among the benefits of this package are Emergency medical expenses up to USD 100,000. Dental Expenses up to USD 1,000. Assistance for Cash Advances, Consular Referral, Emergency Travel and Accommodation services. In addition, it also includes a personal accident cover upon death of up to USD 25,000.
Prices start from USD 25 for up to 7 days of travel insurance.
BRITAM Travel Insurance
BRITAM also offers 4 travel insurance plans namely Gold, Premium, Schengen and Student covers. The Premium plan also doubles as the INBOUND travel insurance for visitors coming to Kenya. It offers up to USD 100,000 for emergency medical expenses, USD 1,000 for loss of checked baggage, cover for loss of passport, hijack, cancellation and curtailment and personal liability cover of up to USD 200,000. Emergency assistance while on policy is provided by Specialty Assistance.
SPECIALTY ASSISTANCE will provide a complete medical assistance service to the Insured. Operating 24 hours a day 365 days a year, SPECIALTY ASSISTANCE provides medical assistance for the Insured anywhere in the world and can be accessed by telephone or fax:
Prices start from USD 31 for up to 7 days of travel.
UAP OLD MUTUAL Incoming Travel Insurance
UAP OLD Mutual is another underwriter offering inbound travel insurance for foreign visitors coming to Kenya. Among the 7 plans it offers, the INCOMING option is among the most popular. The product is underwritten by the French insurance giant AXA. Under this INCOMING plan, emergency medical expenses are covered up to USD 120,000. There is also a daily hospital cash benefit of USD of up to USD 250. Personal accident payouts of USD 10,000 and USD 25,000 for Accident Death and Accidental Disablement respectively. In addition, there is also cover for Baggage, Personal Effects loss of up to USD 1,000 making this a very comprehensive travel insurance.
Prices start from USD 26 for up to 8 days of travel insurance cover
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