Healthcare in Colombo

International healthcare, medical insurance in Colombo

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Though public healthcare is free of charge and is quite standardized, most expats prefer to go to private hospitals as these have better, updated facilities and short wait times.

Sometimes the company which employs you pays for your medical cover as part of your perks, but not always. For buying expat health insurance, various options are available. You need to cross-check what all they offer and at what price before deciding on any one. Coverage options should provide benefits such as emergency evacuation, specialist consultations, dental coverage and maternity treatment as well.

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Update 22/07/2018


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Expatriate health insurance in Sri Lanka

With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation to Colombo is an essential step. As far as healthcare is concerned, your local social security scheme won’t be accompanying you to your host country and, once abroad, you might be surprised by the care system you find in Sri Lanka. So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover! works in partnership with APRIL International to provide specific insurance solutions for travelling or staying outside your country of nationality.

Insurance solutions to suit your profile and with the flexibility to meet your insurance needs

Designed for either short or long stays, APRIL International’s insurance policies offer protection against any problems that might arise before departure or during your time in Sri Lanka: cancelling your trip, medical expenses following an illness or accident, needing to be repatriated, causing damage to a third party or losing your luggage.

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