Panama: Tourist Insurance in January 2011

The policy will cover medical expenses for up to $ 7 thousand and $ 40 thousand for transfers to medical facilities in other countries.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

As of January 15 tourists and Panamanian residents entering the Tocumen International Airport will receive the insurance policy.

"According to the contract, Generali will insure for $ 1.95 every tourist entering through Tocumen, who will receive a pamphlet containing an identification card, which must be filled in by the insured", informed

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Health Insurance for Tourists in Panama

October 2013

During the first seven months of 2013 there were 1,668 medical cases, while in the same period of 2012 there were 1,020.

Two years ago Panama offered medical coverage at no cost for a period of 30 days to visitors entering via Tocumen International Airport.

"90% of the cases reported in 2013 corresponded to care in emergency rooms, of those 59 required hospitalization.

Success of Medical Insurance for Tourists

December 2012

Free medical insurance for tourists entering Panama at Tocumen Airport is a successful market differentiator. reports that "free insurance for tourists, which was implemented in early 2011, has become one of the most important products in marketing Panama in tourism in the last two years and has become the differentiating factor for the promotion of the country as well, an official statement said.

Panama: Generali to Insure Tourists

October 2010

Insurance company Group Generali, with a 2 Million bid price tag, will provide insurance for tourists entering the Tocumen International Airport.

The bid process had been delayed by two complaints filed by insurer American Life Insurance Company (ALICO). reports, "In their report, the bid committee noted that proposals of Alico, HSBC Insurance, World Insurance Company and Pan American Life were incomplete because data did not include information related to their suppliers as well as an A risk rating. Generali´s price was 1.95 U.S. dollars per person,..."

Panama Will Offer Free Insurance for Tourists

April 2010

The insurance contract would only apply to tourists entering the country through Tocumen International Airport and would last for 30 days.

Panama’s National Tourism Authority has been authorized to hire these insurance policies with an insurer, which will be chosen through public bidding.

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