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Kuwait begins medical restrictions for expats

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The Kuwaiti government has recently begun trails that could lead extensive restrictions for expats to healthcare facilities in the country. The first trial is taking place at the Jahra Hospital, in Kuwait Cityís west. Expatriates seeking non-emergency treatment or consultations will only be able to access the hospitalís facilities during afternoon hours.

Arabian Business reported the trail in June of this year -

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health will make a decision after the six-month trial whether or not to broaden the scheme to all healthcare facilities in the country.

Medical services to locals are currently free, but expats must pay an annual fee of $175 along with additional charges for certain procedures such as X-rays. Health insurance for expatriates has been mandatory in Kuwait since 2000 - without it, residency will not be allowed or renewed.

To speak to a specialist about your international health insurance requirements, call Medibroker on +44 (0) 191 270 3034 or visit their website at

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