Allied Insurance introduces tourism insurance packages

July 15, 2020: Photo shows a tourist at Velana International Airport. The Maldives welcomed its first tourists in more than three months on July 15. A Qatar Airways flight landed at the Velana International Airport in the morning. The Maldives closed its borders on March 27, due to the situation with COVID-19. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Allied Insurance Company of the Maldives has introduced an insurance package designated for tourism specifically. 

The package was introduced during a zoom meeting which was taken part by Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom and Managing Director of Allied Insurance Company Mohamed Shafaaz as well as senior members of the company. 

Allied debuted two separate insurance policies targeted for tourism. They are:

  • Allied Inbound 
  • Allied Inbound Plus

The packages can cover for seven or more days and are to be purchased before arriving in the Maldives. The packages can be purchased one day before arriving in the Maldives.

The packages cover the following:

  • Isolation facility expenses
  • Expenses for sea transport to medical facilities during an emergency
  • Expenses for medical care during an emergency
  • Interment expenses

- The Allied Inbound package is priced at USD 25 for seven days with USD 35 for more than seven days.

- The Plus package is priced at USD 35 for seven days with USD 45 for more than seven days. 

The primary difference between the two packages is the limit on transport, facility expenditure, and medical care. 

Speaking at the meeting, Minister Mausoom said that the lack of such a package had caused challenges to the tourism industry.

“When guesthouses reopen on October 15, this is a major relief. For guesthouses and safaris. Because of the insurance policy, it is a major step to furthering tourism during this (situation with COVID-19).” Said Minister Mausoom. 

The packages can be purchased online from the website of Allied Insurance. 

Speaking about the packages, Managing Director of Allied Insurance Mohamed Shifaaz said that the packages would bring confidence to tourists that the Maldives is a safe nation. He said that the hope was that the packages would encourage more tourist visitors and the betterment of the economy. 

The main purpose of the packages was to provide safety and security to travelers and assure tourists that they are taken care of.