Kuwait considers compulsory health insurance for visitors

16 I 05 I 2014

The Kuwaiti parliament’s legislative committee has reportedly accepted a proposal for compulsory health insurance for visitors to the Gulf state for the duration of their stay.

Put forward by MP Khalil Al Saleh, the proposal also stated visitors could only be treated in private hospitals, according to Arabian Business.
 
The business website said access to health services is controversial in Kuwait, as the country has not built a new hospital in decades and two-thirds of the population are expats.
Kuwait provides free medical services to citizens, while expats pay an annual health insurance fee of $175 plus partially subsidised charges for certain procedures, it added.
 
Source: MENA Insurance Review