Are you planning a World Cup trip to Qatar in 2022? The FIFA World Cup is one of the most exciting and expensive sporting events in the world. The 2022 World Cup is scheduled to run from November 21st to December 18th, which is a span of 28 days. At Insurance Consultants International we take health, wellness, and emergencies very seriously. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is going to be a great adventure for soccer fans the world over. However, traveling abroad always comes with certain risks. We strongly recommend that all travelers to the World Cup have some kind of insurance, to protect against and potentially minimize these risks.
World Cup Travel Insurance Options
World Cup trip and travel insurance is a big deal. According to insurance underwriters, the organizing of this World Cup event is estimated to cost around $1 billion just for the local organizing committees, with financial backing from FIFA. According to data produced in years past, sporting events, such as the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, generate around $2 billion in cancellation insurance alone.
An average health insurance plan doesn’t extend outside the U.S. borders, so if you’re traveling abroad for the World Cup, you’ll want travel medical coverage for accidental illnesses and injuries that occur outside your health insurance coverage zone. Your travel and trip insurance will cover you for a limited time. Plans can include international medical insurance, international travel insurance and worldwide medical insurance. ‘Special Events Insurance’ offers coverage in a variety of situations such as event cancellation, vendor breach of contract, injury to guests, and damages to the location. There are three commonly-purchased travel insurance types:
Single trip travel medical – coverage for a single trip up to six months.
Multi-trip travel medical – coverage for multiple trips purchased in 3, 6, and 12-month segments.
Long-term major medical – continuous medical coverage for the long-term traveler.
Traveling to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar? Consider This:
At Insurance Consultants International, we care deeply about the protection of all of our insured clients. Traveling to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar means considering several very important elements that could affect your health and wellbeing.
It’s important to keep in mind that outside of major cities, facilities can be very limited. Even though Qatar is a big city, it is very different than major cities in the United States especially when it comes to medical treatment. Treatment at private clinics and hospitals is very expensive, and doctors and hospitals may expect cash payments prior to providing medical services, even for emergency care.
Visitors to Qatar are at risk for infectious diseases including cholera, typhoid, and hepatitis are prevalent. Yellow fever, which is transmitted by mosquitoes and is a potentially fatal viral disease is preventable by vaccination, so we strongly suggest that you are vaccinated against yellow fever before traveling to Qatar.
Malaria and Dengue fever are additional and very present risks in Qatar. These insect-borne illnesses have a higher occurrence during the wet seasons, which happens to be November to January. So, avoid insect bites, use insect repellent at all times, wear long, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing, stay inside when possible and use a mosquito net at night.
We suggest you drink bottled water or suggest you boil all drinking water. Avoid ice cubes and raw and undercooked food.
For more information, visit The Center for Disease Control. To learn about travel warnings, see warnings and advisories from The World Health Organization (WHO). WHO provides information for travelers, and is a great resource for advice and tips when traveling abroad.
For those traveling to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, coverage is crucial to protect against financial losses due to an illness or injury. Insurance Consultants International does our best to make travel insurance both simple and flexible, but questions still come up. Our insurance experts are available 24/7 by phone, chat, and email. Our team will help you choose the right policy and answer all your questions.
It couldn’t be easier, or faster. We’re with you every step of the way.