Myanmar Travel Insurance
With a bit of an adventure spirit you might choose to travel to Myanmar, this is the current “in” destination for backpacker and culture oriented people. There are plenty of new perspectives and adventure, now everyone know what happen at this trips, there is some risk and bang something happen, also in south Myanmar.
This kind of accidents
occurred to me already two times, one time when I walked of a wooden board to enter the boat it broke and I fell down luckily I fell in the shallow water and got a few bruises only.
A other time I slid in the wet market and that didn’t look good at all I had to visit an emergency clinic and that was over $ 200,- for the whole with x-ray etc.
Anyway what is the result? Traveling in countries like this make a good insurance before you leave and when you are on a package trip you start with a local agent be aware that all of them have no insurance only when you come in on a package with a foreign operator they take care. Risks when travel like lost luggage, flight cancellations, reservation
disappears, theft and many other possible problems can happen everywhere whole world. But in Burma there is one particular subject to consider and this is that the health system is on a very low level, that means buy a travel insurance before you depart.
If you are on a budget take a cheap backpacker insurance which cover the usual things and probably the option to get you out of the country when something serious happen.
There are some clinics and hospitals in all parts of the country but the standard is very poor. In Yangon two are quite ok, this is the Bahosi Hospital in the city center and the Pun Hlaing International a bit outside the city, this one is probably the most modern in the country.
Now all this costs quite some money and it is not very likely that you have this cash with you, no credit cards are used over there, all this virtually screams after a company who backs you up when you are in trouble, here are a few parameter which should be covered as a basic:
Cancellations or Delays
If for any reason (beyond your control) if your journey is cancelled or delayed your insurance will provide you with financial help. This includes coverage if your airline goes bankrupt or out of service, the insurance will either compensate you for the money you lost or provide you with new means of transportation.
If anything belonging to you is stolen while you are on vacation, your travel insurance will provide you with financial assistance to replace the items which were stolen.
Damage or Loss of Personal Property
This is likely to happen while on a trip. If your luggage is lost or damaged while on a journey, your travel insurance for Myanmar will definitely cover at least some percentage of the property that is missing. Depending on the insurance plan, it may financially cover all the items that are missing.
If you lose your passport or it is stolen while you are on a journey, travel insurance for Myanmar will provide you with the means to get a temporary one. Your travel insurance company will inform you on how to get in contact with your country embassy so that you can arrange to receive a temporary passport.
After doing all this insurance procedures for your trip lay back and enjoy a worry free pleasant vacation – journey to and in Myanmar, actually it will cost less than you think.
I personally have been in both hospitals mentioned below and had a very good experience.
Here are some services offered by the Pun Hlaing Hospital
Diabetics & Endocrinology
Ear, Nose & Throat
Gasteroenterology & Hepatology
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Orthopaedics & Traumatology
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Plastic & Maxillo Facial Surgery
After you are ok play a round of golf, they have the best club in the country just beside the hospital.
Here is Bahosi at Yangon:
No.B(1/2, 5/6, 31-36), BAHOSI HOUSING COMPLEX,
LANMADAW TOWNSHIP, YANGON, MYANMAR
Tel: (+951) 212933
Fax: (+951) 227226
Web Site: http://www.bahosi-med.com