Medical & Health Care for tourists

Generally insurance options coming with traveling with groups are always a wise investment, but if you are not part of an organized journey or individual it is even more important to consider of travel insurance includes coverage for trip cancellation or interruption, frequent travelers to Egypt would realize that Medical care improved significantly, though. Yet it is also in some tourist centers are not always Western European standard. Major cities like Alexandria, or tourist destinations like Sharm El Sheikh, health is relatively basic, and, where available, treatment maybe expensive. While facilities in major cities may be adequate for non-emergency care, most emergency or intensive care treatment should be sought in Major cities. Public hospitals are open to tourists, Tourist destinations between Luxor and Aswan or Egyptian Oasis have inadequate hospital facilities; Nile cruise boats usually ask for Consult from a doctor outside the ship, which is always come with high fees, Therefore, it is strongly recommended to take out a foreign travel health insurance, guests coming in groups through Travel agents usually have their included travel insurance in their tour package, you are recommended to obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. For example for USA citizens has to notice that U.S. Medicare and Medicaid programs do not provide payment for medical services outside the United States. When you're away from home, things like medical emergencies and illness are even more difficult to manage.So please make sure where ever you come from that your insurance is covering the cost of local hospitalization and medical repatriation, also that your policy covers you for all the activities you want to undertake in Egypt or even emergency services such as medical evacuation. Travelers to Egypt should consider that doctors and hospitals out side of insurance packages require payment in cash prior to providing service, please ascertain whether payment will be made to the overseas healthcare provider or if you will be reimbursed later for expenses that you incur.
Some insurance policies also include coverage for psychiatric treatment and for disposition of remains in the event of death. You may also note that various options are available for Egypt visitors. They can choose among the various types of insurance coverage. Insurance coverage can be availed in case a tourist loses the belongings or faces theft, Flight cancellation, illness, Cruise insurance; traffic accidents, Rental Car Damage, especially for travelers who use public transportation or self drive as Safety of Public Transportation & urban Road Conditions are Poor particularly at night outside major cities. While using The Cairo Metro (subway) is safe. Egypt automobile accidents and fatalities numbers can not be neglecting when we talk about insurance and coverage's services. Some insurance companies in Egypt ask for the medical condition of the visitor. Someone on whom the trip is dependent should go through a medical check up and the report should be submitted at the time of purchasing the policy. There are specialist policies cover special activities like hiking, trekking, water sports, etc., some travel insurance companies offer multi-trip insurance coverage that is comparatively cheaper for Egypt repeaters or multi-visitors.
You should contact your insurer if you have had a previous health condition, including mental illness, as this may not be covered if it recurs, also if you are coming alone and need to be sure your trip is insured and covered you may compare several on line insurance packages and it's included services through these web site;
CSA Travel Protection
Global Alert Travel
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Or you could request your tour include travel insurance from our company.
Medical tourism in Egypt
With high standards in dental care & cosmetic surgery, combined with low prices, Egypt has become a very affordable medical destination, also due to its dry, warm weather, it has  become the ideal place to combine medical treatment with a cultural experience or a seaside vacation. Egypt boasts to be a natural environment therapeutic place, and one of the Cheapest Cosmetic surgeries in the world. Egypt is rich in healing black sands found at Safaga, sulfur rich springs numerous of treatment resorts and spas, Clinics, hospitals and staff offer world-class services which are on a par with those offered in the UK, & Europe. Our company offers a lot choice of doctors and hospitals, consultation, treatment, recovery plan and tours. In general The high cost of insurance, & waiting in line to receive medical help, or sometimes experimental medicines not available in some countries make Egypt a more acceptable place for several surgeries, among these surgeries the most Popular are Dentistry, Cosmetic dentistry & Cosmetic surgery, According to a report in Business Today Egypt, as many as one in every ten EU patients are considering treatment abroad and Egypt is one of the many nations hoping to make the most of the trend. Needless to say that experts in this field are expecting booming of medical tourism industry in Egypt within the next three years. And our company in cooperation with specialists offers numerous medical packages including accommodations, consultations, treatment and aftercare.

A. Notes to keep healthy where ever you go in Egypt:
 Egypt is still one of the third world countries however visited by millions of guests without major complaints of getting infection of specified diseases, it may sometimes catch tourists by surprise. Conditions such as dehydration and heat stroke, most countries foreign Ministries recommend protection against endemic diseases which is considered existing diseases but it is rarely to appear like Diphtheria, Tetanus & Typhoid. Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) which could be prevented by avoiding swimming in the Nile or its canals, or contact with stagnant water. While Egypt still has Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) like major countries in the world, Hepatitis C. (HCV) is still considered a big challenge for Egypt which is not dangerous for tourists during their stay because it is a virus spread by blood. You cannot become infected with HCV from Food, drinks or even hugging or kissing.
H5N1 & H1N1 in Egypt; Due to Egypt unique geographical location in birds migratory geographical belt between the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa, which is known in society of bird watching travelers as migration corridor which attracts over 280 species of birds. Therefore millions of birds pass through the country on their way from Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Siberia and Central Asia to eastern and southern Africa each autumn, and on their way back each spring. So it is hardly to end or to fully control H5N1 but in fact From March 11, 2008, the (WHO) has confirmed forty-eight human cases of the H5NI strain of avian influenza, of bird flu, in Egypt since March 2006 to 2010 these cases have resulted in twenty deaths. So if  you visit Egypt for a bird watching  , Hunting, or  fishing Trip, you should avoid direct contact with birds or use the protection Procedures.
Travelers ' Diarrhea or Escherichia coli diarrhea: most common travel-related ailment, for those whosestomach are good barometers of the local water or food quality, Food and water hygiene can prevent most of the diarrhea. With Some basic rules to prevent waterborne diseases: Wash your hands when possible with soap. Drink only safe water, Bottled , filtered, disinfected or boiled water, never drink tap water. Fruit & vegetables should be carefully washed and peeled. Recommended medicine (after doctor examination) ciprofloxacin (Cipro) 500 mg twice daily, or levofloxacin (Levaquin) 500 mg once daily for a total of three days, quinolones are generally without side effects, but should not be given to children, pregnant women, or anyone with a history of quinolone allergy. Suggested best brand of bottled water in Egypt is Siwa, Safi, and Nestlé
Skin care; Prevent Redness of the skin and skin cancer caused by over-exposure to the sun, and remember Egypt is sunny all year round, and it is necessary to take precautions against sunburn, heatstroke & dehydration in the summer, recommended you wearing a hat, sunscreen, drink more water. Also highly recommended to take bath after swimming
What Vaccinations Do I Need For Egypt?
Remember when you arrange your tour to Egypt, Vaccines are electively important but  not 'compulsory', it would be ill advised to recommend not to be vaccinated for potentially preventable diseases. But we only recommend to update the basics and make sure all the basics are up-to-date, Basics include an update of tetanus/diphtheria shots if it has been a while, as well as MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) if travelers were born after 1956. While Hepatitis can largely be avoided by being careful about what is eaten. HIV/AIDS has a fairly low prevalence in Egypt – officially around 0.1%.
Egypt Required Vaccinations; Yellow fever vaccination certificate is the only vaccination currently required for access into the country of Egypt. Also it is required from travelers over one year of age who only coming from infected areas in Africa or the Americas. Those arriving in transit from such areas without a certificate will be detained at the airport until their onward flight departs.