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What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Egypt?

The quality of healthcare that you can expect in Egypt will depend on whether you are accessing the public or the private healthcare sector. It is unlikely that, as an expat, you will be reliant on the public sector, and your access to public healthcare as a foreigner is about to be severely restricted – this is explained below. Although some expats may use the public healthcare system in emergencies, most choose to take out private insurance.    more ...

What Cover Is Available For Sports Injuries In Egypt?

Egypt is a fascinating country and you can do a range of activities there, including water sports, such as snorkelling, kiteboarding and windsurfing. These can be found in the Red Sea resorts, such as Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. Quad biking in the desert regions is also popular in Egypt.    more ...

Prescriptions In Egypt: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

Overall, it is advisable to bring your own medication with you to Egypt, as the political unrest in the nation, combined with inflation and pharmaceutical price hikes, has led to substantial problems over the last few years. Egypt imports most of its medication, and locals have found that some essential drugs have been erratically available, even in the big cities. Some substances that are not controlled in your home nation, and can be obtained o ...    more ...

Maternity Care In Egypt: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

If you are planning to give birth in Egypt, then you need to decide whether to take out private health insurance, or to pay out of pocket costs for your maternity care. Although Egypt does have a national health scheme, in practice very few locals, let alone expats, use it. This is due to the lengthy waiting times, the shortage of qualified personnel, poor patient outcomes and more. As well as this, the Egyptian government is launching an overhau ...    more ...

How To Register With The Health System In Egypt

Egyptian health insurance has undergone a recent overhaul and its goal is to have fully universal coverage for all citizens by the 2030s. However, unfortunately, this is not currently intended to apply to expat residents. Egypt technically offers universal health coverage now, but, in practice, most citizens, including expats, choose to pay out-of-pocket, or to take out private cover.    more ...

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Egypt

If you wish to take out health insurance in Egypt, then realistically you will be restricted to private cover. Although public health insurance is currently available, assuming that you are paying contributions into the national scheme, the Egyptian government is at present overhauling the healthcare and health insurance system. They plan to make it a universal, single payer scheme, which provides more extensive coverage to Egyptian citizens. Exp ...    more ...

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Egypt

You will have plenty of opportunities to keep fit and healthy in Egypt, whether you are living and working there or just visiting as a tourist. The coastal Red Sea resorts, such as Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, offer a wide range of activities, including water sports, such as snorkelling, swimming (with or without dolphins), windsurfing and kiteboarding.    more ...

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Egypt?

The cost of your healthcare in Egypt will depend on whether you are registered with the national health insurance scheme or have private cover. Although Egypt is supposed to have universal health insurance, in practice most people do not use it. This is due to the limitations of the current system, such as lengthy waiting times, substandard infrastructure, and a lack of medical personnel. It is estimated that less than 10% of the Egyptian populat ...    more ...

Dental And Ophthalmic Care In Egypt: How To Find The Right Options For You

Egypt is currently in the process of modernising its public healthcare system, to implement a truly universal level of health coverage by the end of the decade. However, it is not clear yet how far this will extend into non-emergency dental and ophthalmic treatment, and it’s currently not intended to apply to foreign workers.

As an expat resident in the country, therefore, you have a limited number of choices. You could take out a private h ...    more ...

A Guide To Expat Healthcare In Egypt

Egypt doesn’t always appear in lists of the most popular destinations among expats. This is largely because of the prevalent economic and political instability there, especially since the dawn of the Arab Spring in 2011, which resulted in many migrants fleeing the country. Although Egypt has regained some stability in recent years, there continue to exist concerns about poverty, unemployment, rising cost of living and strained relations between ...    more ...

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