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Gulf country mandates private health insurance for expatriates

Doha: Qatar government has instructed that all employers in Qatar will be required to provide health insurance coverage for expatriate workers and their families. A new law for this was issued by Qatar Emir.

At present, the foreign residents and visitors can access basic public health care for free by paying a minimum fee for a government health card and employers are not mandated to provide additional private health insurance.

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As per the new law, all visitors coming to Qatar must purchase a health insurance plan that covers them while in the country.



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