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Free Medical Insurance for Surfers Heading to Panama

Panama is one of the most exotic places on earth. It is a perfect destination for holydays as well as a perfect spot for surfing and related water sports. Panama offers some of the greatest surf breaks in the world, as well as exceptional scenery. The Panama Government makes effort to promote tourism in this country. That is why all tourists that visit Panama can now benefit from 30 days free medical insurance while visiting the country. The medial insurance covers only the first 30 days of the visit.

The insurance policy covers accidental death up to $20,000, hospitalization, medical expenses for injuries up to $7,000, and dental emergencies up to $2,000, as well as other important aspects. The medical insurance coverage is offered by Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. from Italy. The Italian company has signed a $12 million contract with the Panamanian government, which allows it to issue the policies together with the government. The insurance policy does not cover accidents caused by drugs, alcohol, negligence or extreme sports.

Solomon Shamah, Panama’s director of tourism, stated: “Health insurance is an incentive for tourists visiting Panama as well as all other attractions of the country as a tourist destination. Those who take advantage of the health services in the country will see that Panama is an ideal place for medical tourism with highly trained physicians and hospitals.”