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 – … Read 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.If you are planning on taking up … Read 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, … Read 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 … Read 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 … Read 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 … Read 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 … Read 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 … Read 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 … Read 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 … Read more