The Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Allied Insurence Company has launched a Covid-19 insurance policy, “Allied Inbound”, focusing on tourists who visit Maldives. This is the first of its kind introduced in the Maldives.
The insurance plan was launched by Minister of Tourism Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, in a collaborated press conference held Thurday(9 October 2020) by both parties.
“Allied Inbound”, the covid-19 Insurance policy, offers two options; Allied Inbound and Allied Inbound Plus. Both options cover medical charges, isolation facility charges, emergency medical transportation charges, and interment charges which may follow a positive diagnosis for Covid-19 of a tourist during their stay in the Maldives. This plan only includes isolation centers designated by HPA.
According to Allied Insurance Company, any visitor, irrespective of their age, who is not a citizen or does not hold a valid resident visa of Maldives will be eligible for the plan.
Allied Insurance Company also stated that their main priority while designing this policy was to make it available for tourists at a most affordable rate. They have also highlighted that these rates are currently the lowest rates in the region. By the launch of this policy, Allied Insurance company hopes to cut down further boundaries faced by businesses in the tourism industry and to provide a safe operational environment for their businesses and the society further increasing job opportunities in this industry, says Managing Director Mr. Mohamed Shafaz. Mr. Shafaz also stated the importance of sharing this information with tourists who visit Maldives via travel agencies.
A willing tourist should apply for this plan prior to entering the country. This plan is now available for tourists on Allied’s website. More details about this plan will also be available on https://allied.mv/ and via the toll-free hotline 1600.