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Panama’s Free Travel Insurance Promotes Visits

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Panama’s free insurance for tourists, which began in early 2011, has become one of the most important marketing products for luring visitors to the Isthmus.

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Tourist Insurance Promotes Visits to the Country

Free insurance for tourists, which began to be implemented in early 2011, has become one of the most important products in the marketing of Panama in tourism in the last two years and has become the differentiator for promotion the country as well as an official statement said.

This benefit is for tourists who come to Panama to Tocumen International Airport and stay legally, for 30 days from arrival.

The tourist is insured for up to $20,000 for accidental death, also covers hospitalization and medical expenses for injuries or illness (not existing) and contracted occurred within Panamanian territory.

So far in 2012, 881 tourists were benefited by insurance in which they included a network of suppliers with the best private hospitals in Panama.

According to records of the insurance companies, the most seen are fractures, poisoning, heatstroke, allergies and traffic crashes, with the Venezuelan and Colombian Americans have made the most use of it.

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