These Countries Now Require International Health Insurance Before Entry
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- The coronavirus pandemic has altered routine and has created a "new normal." For many countries, part of this new normal for air travel, travelers will now need to show proof of international healthcare coverage
- This move comes as governments seek to protect their healthcare systems from unpaid costs incurred by COVID-19 patients that don't have health coverage
- The coverage also protects travelers from huge medical bills resulting from emergency medical treatment
- Some of the countries enforcing mandatory international health coverage include Aruba, Costa Rica, Turks and Caicos, and the UAE
- The UAE requires a recent negative COVID-19 test in addition to proof of international healthcare coverage