Insurance when entering Abkhazia

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Medical insurance

Many tourists are interested in the question, do I need insurance to enter Abkhazia. In fact, it is necessary to issue the insurance policy is not necessary. There had been a law that all tourists when entering the country is required to insure local insurance company, but now (in 2017) this rule is not necessarily for hikers, and for those who stay in Abkhazia in his car. Accordingly, travelers had a choice: not to be insured at all or insured for the period of stay in any insurance company of their choice.

In emergency situations, not to pay for health services the money out of your pocket, it is still advisable to get an insurance policy for a visit to Abkhazia.

Insurance is especially important in the case of visiting the country together with the child. This is because children are more prone to poisoning and injury.

What is usually included in the insurance policy

In the case of registration of a standard insurance policy payment will be made in the treatment of poisoning, unexpected injuries and sudden illnesses. If there was aggravation, for example, chronic diseases, to pay for the treatment yourself.

Therefore, some items should be included in advance in the design of policy. This, of course, in turn will affect the cost of insurance. During the design of the policy, it is desirable to include emergency dental care. Some companies, this item typically included in a basic insurance, but still it should pay attention not to encounter difficulties.

How to purchase an insurance policy to Abkhazia

Today to purchase the travel insurance medical insurance for travel to such country as Abkhazia, there is no need to visit insurance company. This can be done directly from the house having a connection to the Internet. Now there are many online resources where you can buy insurance. While this takes just a few minutes. Correctly perform all the actions, the insurer will get the insurance policy via e-mail. You can print it or save in your mobile phone.

Choose a company that provides insurance for tourists can be on the sites that produce search of insurance from different insurance companies:

In order to obtain the insurance options you need to choose the country of visit, travel time, and specify the number of travelers. On the website there is a possibility to compare different companies on price and service they provide when making the basic insurance.

The cost of insurance to visit Abkhazia

The total cost of health insurance depends on the following factors:

  • insurance company that provides the service
  • supports the company
  • inclusion in an insurance policy additional options
  • during the visit Abkhazia
  • the age of the insured person

The cost of medical insurance policy in the case of visiting Abkhazia ranges from 40 to 200 rubles from different insurers. Note, however, that some of them with the basic coverage offers a greater amount of options. The cost of the policy ten days is under the same conditions from about 350 to 800 rubles.

During the design of the policy must specify the amount of the insurance indemnity. It will depend on the cost of health insurance. If you'd like to visit Abkhazia you can choose the amount of insurance in the amount of 40 thousand dollars. This is due to the fact that some insurers are a smaller amount of the policy is not the issue.

Tourists should note that in the case of alcoholic intoxication of the insured person's insurance will not operate. However, some insurers may be given the option to include insurance, but then insurance cost will be much more.

Services included in the insurance

In any insurance policy includes the following basic services:

  • call the doctor indicating the medical indications
  • treatment and being in the hospital
  • outpatient treatment
  • the patient may be transported to the hospital or to the doctor
  • compensation for the purchase of medicines on prescription
  • the transfer of the patient from abroad
  • compensation for calls to service center by phone
  • in the event of death, the implementation of compensation for repatriation

If the person is not a citizen of the Russian Federation, at the time of registration of the insurance policy must also add Abkhazia to the territory of insurance and also Russia. Because of this, typically the insurance amount remains the same, but people will be maximally protected.

And, be sure to check before you travel to Abkhazia the presence of unpaid fines, or on the border you just will not be released, and no insurance will not help.

Car insurance

As for medical care, informed at the entrance to Abkhazia necessarily insure all foreigners entering the car. However, this rule is no longer valid (in 2017), as well as not valid and the Russian insurance policy. Therefore, traveling by private or rented car, you are completely out of pocket are responsible for any damages. So drive very carefully to prevent an accident. Read more about how to travel to Abkhazia on the car and the situation on the roads read it here...

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Alexander the Warrior July 29, 2019
Hello! Who like to arrive with a link to the border with Abkhazia and after. It is more profitable to take? And is it possible at Adler airport to purchase a SIM card for use in Abkhazia? Thanks in advance) ...
admin 30 July, 2019

No matter any of the two operators take, there is no difference. About airport can't tell always by car went. Only one note: immediately after crossing the border of the Russian SIM cards do not use, communications from America will cost, damn it. ...
Lelik.o77 4 August, 2019
Now stationed in Abkhazia under the New Athos, the village of Primorsko. Came here ( on their own, without a vehicle)to receive medical treatment. Crossed the border in 20 minutes, without personal inspection. 10 minutes of hydrogen sulfide, the source of healing mud. Highly recommend for joints and blood purification. What about respect, do not worry, here all have wifi. The SIM card put in airplane mode using 5 km after the border. The money is not removed... spoke calmly by telephone immediately after crossing the border( like a house). A lot of minibuses, the fare is cheap. Before Athos was 200 RUB., 1 hour 20 mins with a breeze. All Abkhazians are very friendly, always ready to help and give. If you do not stay in a hotel, very cheap. The private sector 350-500 RUB 2-bed room per day. You can negotiate with food. The food they serve is phenomenal! All a good journey. ...
aaaaal 6 August, 2019
Was in Abkhazia last year. Experience the best! the food is delicious, the people are friendly (contrary to rumors). And the's just a thrill. clean, unlike the dirty Anapa. Going to visit the country again this year. Many do not have time to look...
Mitya August 31, 2019
And I on the contrary came in. Last year went 40 thousand left there 3 weeks. I liked everything. It is clear that the service is not developed yet, but I try and it is captivating. ...
Chester September 8, 2019
Last year there 8 times dangled from Adler. To rent a house there was. Pros - sea, nature, sparsely populated, the nostalgia for the Soviet Union, the sights. Minus all the abandoned, bus, driving on the road dangerous, there are few shops, pretty boring. There was a bad incident in Sukhumi with local security forces in plain clothes, passed the house of Moscow, and I caught up with the car, it stopped me abses - took me for zakladka drugs:(, found a common language, even before the station was taken, on the transfer in Psou on this day, our border guards at the exit for no reason at all asked where I'm from (town of Abkhazia).
In my opinion the best location in Pitsunda, where Sands (fishery) and in Athens, they say there are still musra, but haven't been there yet. There are many stray dogs (lying crushed on the road and walk along the beaches), cows walk on the track, a lot of wine and chacha. Syringes on beaches. Turkish radio stations are audible. Breathe irregularly to Turkey. Echoes of war, all monuments and obelisks. Exotic still the same. But, in my opinion there mentally and spiritual people. And more freedom - there are no such restrictions in Russia, border crosses, as if a stone from his shoulders. Will go there again. For extreme relaxation. ...
Romantik November 20, 2019
Was in Abkhazia more than once. Although it was a long time ago. Me and the family arranged everything: sea, nature, air, attitude. I want to go back. ...
nausla 20 November, 2019
And judging by the old town square on your avatar, more like Prague.)) ...
Skyler 21 November, 2019

That's a hundred percent agree, I was there last time three years ago and apparently nothing has changed in that time. And greatly surprised the locals - had rented a house from private owners, so all the toilets and kitchen on the street, absolutely no comforts of home, but all in the hand of smartphones and all chatyatsya somewhere :lol: :lol: so amused by this fact :lol: ...
Swallow December 9, 2019
All I was thinking about Abkhazia, but after listening to friends - so you shouldn't go at all. As they say there are no special conditions, infrastructure, nothing. I do not know. At least in principle, we have in Sochi is not perfect everywhere, but it is still heart isn't in it yet. ...