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Kyrgyzstan Insurance

If your work or travels take you to this remote and fascinating country, Kyrgyzstan insurance should be high on your agenda. Many standard insurance policies won’t cover you and specialist medical cover with the option for emergency evacuation is highly recommended.

Kyrgyzstan insurance – quick facts

  • Tensions exist over border recognition with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
  • International health insurance in Kyrgyzstan is essential, along with cover for emergency evacuation
  • Political demonstrations can become violent
  • Road travel can be hazardous due to poor maintenance and safety standards

Potential hazards in Kyrgyzstan

Blessed with a wealth of beauty and natural minerals, Kyrgystan has huge potential for development. However conditions within the country remain challenging for anyone planning to visit, invest or work here and robust insurance is a must.

Though 2017 elections were peaceful, political tension could still present problems, particularly in the Oblasts (provinces) of Osh and Jalal-Abad. You should also keep updated with the security situation if travelling to the disputed border regions with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

Healthcare facilities are scant by western standards, so Emergency Medical Evacuation cover is strongly advised as part of your insurance package. Ensure your vaccinations are up-to-date before travelling – in the past major measles outbreaks have resulted in many deaths.

Foreigners can be a particular target for violent muggings and theft, particularly after dark. In the past terrorist activity has also been targeted at specific expat communities, so individuals and companies are advised to take sensible security precautions. In some cases this may include organising Kidnap and Ransom insurance for key executives or considering Liability insurance. We can also provide Trade and Political Risk insurance​​​​​​​ to cover operational liabilities as appropriate.

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Advice from the FCDO

The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in the UK regularly updates its advice to British travellers about immediate risks.

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