14 May, 2015 Insurance
Peter Muiruri wrote an interesting piece for Standard Digital, a Kenya news outlet, on what some business entities in Kenya are doing to salvage the 2015 tourist season that has been hit by terrorism and government travel warnings.
His article, “Tourism industry players in Kenya welcome new terrorism cover,” says that AIG Kenya Insurance and Amref Flying Doctors have teamed up to provide tourists with inbound insurance coverage from terrorism exposure for their time in Kenya.
The article quotes Mohammed Hersi, Chairman of the Kenya Coast Tourists Association, as saying, “The cover will open up the entire country’s tourism fraternity including areas prohibited by the travel advisories like the coast region and ensure tourist traffic flow is maintained. The Kenyan coast has been hard hit in recent times with the advisories resulting in low number of bookings.”
How does this impact terrorism and hotels? The inbound insurance coverage appears to cover the tourist from terrorism exposure not just while they are touring the country, but also when they are in a hotel – just as long as the tourist is not masquerading as a terrorist. For more details and clarification on policy coverage, legal issues, premiums, and all associated issues, contact:
Sources and further reading:
See the British Government travel warning here: Foreign travel advice: Kenya.
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