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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Governorate of North Sinai due to the significant increase in criminal activity and recent terrorist attacks on police and security forces that have resulted in deaths.

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In view of continued unrest and the evolving political situation in Egypt, the FCO advise against all but essential travel to the rest of Egypt except for resorts on the Red Sea in South Sinai and those resorts on the Egyptian mainland in Red Sea governorate (including Hurghada). In the governorate of South Sinai the FCO advise against all but essential travel, with the exception of (i) the Red Sea Resorts including those in the entire region of Sharm el Sheikh, Taba, Nuweiba and Dahab; (ii) the St Catherine’s Monastery World Heritage Site; (iii) road travel between the Red Sea resorts; (iv) road travel from the Red Sea resorts to St Catherine’s Monastery approaching from the east; and (v) transfers between the resorts and the airports of Taba and Sharm el Sheikh.

The FCO do not advise against the use of Cairo airport as a transit stop providing you do not leave the airport grounds. There have been access problems on some of the roads to Cairo airport, chiefly Saleh Salem Road. If you are already in a part of Egypt where the FCO advise against all but essential travel, you should consider whether you have a pressing need to remain.

If you decide to remain in Egypt, you should stay at or close to home or a place of safety (eg your hotel), keep a low profile and pay close attention to your personal safety, particularly in the larger cities.

You should avoid crowds. You should follow the regulations set by the local authorities and obey curfews. Make sure you keep valid photographic identification with you at all times.

Protests and demonstrations

In Cairo on 14 August Egyptian security forces ended sit-in protests at Nahda Square close to Cairo University in Giza and at Rabaa Al-Adaweya mosque in Nasr City.

This resulted in at least 500 deaths. Violent clashes also occurred near Mostafa Mahmoud Square in Mohandiseen, Cairo. On 17 August there were further violent clashes in Ramses Square and at the Al Fatah Mosque between protesters and security forces. Demonstrations planned for the afternoon of Sunday 18th August, including outside the Constitutional Court in Maadi and Roxy Square in Heliopolis were cancelled by the organisers because of security concerns.

There have been demonstrations in other parts of Egypt, including Alexandria, Hurghada and Luxor, some of which have turned violent. Further demonstrations are likely and could take place in any part of the country. Army and security forces have been deployed in anticipation of further protests and rallies in the coming days. Train services across Egypt are suspended. A curfew was declared on 14 August between 7pm and 6am local time.

This is expected to continue for several weeks. The governorates affected by this are Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, South Sinai (except for Sharm el Sheikh, Taha and Dahab) North Sinai, Suez, Behera, Minya, Assiut, Souhag, Beni Suef, Ismailia, Qena and Fayoum. A national state of emergency has been declared for Egypt for a period of 1 month. You are strongly advised to avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings. If you become aware of any nearby protests, leave the area immediately. Don’t attempt to cross road blocks erected by the security forces or protesters. There is a serious risk of violence and sexual assault at demonstrations. NGOs report more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults against women in demonstrations since 30 June. Foreign and Egyptian women have been attacked. See Political and security situation

Red Sea Resort areas

Enhanced security measures are in place to protect the resort areas. There have been no violent protests in the South Sinai resorts during recent disturbances in Egypt In Hurghada on 14 August there were some violent clashes, in an area away from tourist resorts. One man was killed.

On 16 August there was a demonstration near the marina area. You are strongly advised to follow the advice of the local authorities and avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings. If you become aware of any nearby protests, leave the area immediately. Do not attempt to cross road blocks erected by the security forces or protestors.

Terrorism

There is a high threat from terrorism.

Although security is tight throughout the country, especially in resort areas, there remains a high risk of attacks which could be indiscriminate, including in public places frequented by foreigners.

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International SOS’ Air Rescue Services In Africa Secure Important Accreditation

International SOS’ Air Rescue Services In Africa Secure Important Accreditation

International SOS is pleased to announce that its air rescue operator in Africa has once again been awarded full accreditation by CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems). Air Rescue Africa delivers services on behalf of International SOS. While 154 service providers are accredited by CAMTS, Air Rescue Africa is the only provider with this accreditation outside North America and the UK. CAMTS is a peer review organisation dedicated to improving patient care and transport safety.

It achieves this by providing a dynamic accreditation process through the development of standards, education and services that supports its vision of safe & appropriate patient transport. Air Rescue Africa is the best equipped air ambulance provider in Africa. The operation provides air ambulance medical evacuation services across the continent and across the world. Staff are committed to excellence through the safe delivery of quality medical care and a consistently reliable service to our customers and patients. CAMTS accreditation has been achieved for a third consecutive three-year cycle. Air Rescue Africa is also fully accredited by EURAMI (European Aeromedical Institute).

Dr Steven Lunt, Medical Director Air Ambulance at Air Rescue Africa said: “CAMTS is considered to be one of the highest international standards of accreditation. We are delighted to once again secure this significant recognition of our high standards. All of our staff, from flight crew to those working in medical and operations teams have worked hard once again to demonstrate that we meet these stringent requirements. We look forward to continuing to offer clients and patients the best care possible”.

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Europ Assistance USA Wins Two Silver Stevie® Awards in 2013 International Business Awards(SM)

Europ Assistance USA, the largest individual crisis protection provider, unveiled today that it was named the winner of two Silver Stevie® Awards in The 10th Annual International Business Awards. Recognized for its outstanding banking, financial services and business services, Europ Assistance USA's Identity Theft Protection team took silver in the Customer Service Team of the Year category.

The company's Travel Assistance team scored silver in the Customer Service Department of the Year -- All Other Industries category. The International Business Awards are the world's premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- are eligible to submit nominations. The 2013 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories. More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

"Genuine interest in the well-being of our customers and high-touch customer service is in our DNA, and congratulations are in order for the Identity Theft Protection and Travel Assistance teams because they exemplify these qualities," said Paige Schaffer, vice president of operations at Europ Assistance USA. "Whether our customers are in dire circumstances and are in need of emergent medical support or political evacuation during their travels, or have become victims of identity theft personally or as part of a greater corporate data breach, both centers of excellence are there to support with empathy, expertise and care."

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year. "The 2013 International Business Awards are noteworthy for featuring the best collection of entries we have ever received," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "The judges have been unanimous in their comments about the quality of achievements, and the expertise with which they were portrayed, in the nominations we received this year. We extend our most heartfelt congratulations to all of this year's Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners."

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The Difference Between Travel and Expatriate Insurance

The Difference Between Travel and Expatriate Insurance

Cigna Global provides international health insurance for Expatriates living abroad. Cigna combines years of experience in private medical insurance with an understanding of the service and customer care you need. With Cigna you can create a health insurance plan that's perfectly tailored for the needs of you and your family by offering you the reassurance of comprehensive core cover, and the flexibility of adding as many extra benefits as you want.

The Difference Between Travel and Expatriate Insurance

Cigna Global provides international health insurance for Expatriates living abroad. Cigna combines years of experience in private medical insurance with an understanding of the service and customer care you need. With Cigna you can create a health insurance plan that's perfectly tailored for the needs of you and your family by offering you the reassurance of comprehensive core cover, and the flexibility of adding as many extra benefits as you want.

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ALC Health Extends Their Range Of Prima Healthcare Plans Providing Even More Options

ALC Health Extends Their Range Of Prima Healthcare Plans Providing Even More Options

 ALC Health Extends Their Range Of Prima Healthcare Plans Providing Even More OptionsWith the increasing demand for international private medical insurance, ALC Health has launched two new plans to complement its existing range of Prima healthcare products. Prima Concept is a new budget plan targeting those who are looking for their basic healthcare necessities to be covered including hospital care, specialist treatments, family doctor fees and emergency evacuation benefits.

Aimed at the growing demand for low cost quality international medical insurance plans across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Prima Concept offers a choice of currency and excess options that make this new plan particularly attractive to anyone looking for medical insurance on a budget.

Prima Platinum, a benefit rich package, is ALC Health’s second new offering aimed at the top end of the market. With an extensive range of high value benefits and the option to select from a choice of four levels of routine pregnancy and childbirth cover, enhanced routine dental benefits and full refund evacuation or repatriation cover, Prima Platinum is aimed at Corporate International Executives and High Net Worth Individuals who are looking for the ‘best available’ cover and including IVF Treatment, Kidney Dialysis, extended Chronic Treatment and full Cancer cover including hospice care.

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Andrew Apps, Director at ALC Health comments: “We have been listening carefully to what iPMI brokers across the world have been saying to us about the need for both high level and value added products which would fill the gap around many traditional expatriate plans common place to international medical insurance providers. Their insight has been invaluable and enabled ALC Health to create two exciting new iPMI solutions that we believe provide a real answer to the growing demand for flexible international private medical insurance particularly across the emerging markets of South East Asia and Continental Africa where demand for products that combine financial security with high quality customer support has never been greater. Whether there is a need for traditional expatriate cover, a ‘no frills’ package or an all-encompassing top end solution, ALC Health’s new extended range of Prima Healthcare plans really do fit the bill in more ways than one.”

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Transworld Claims Solutions

Transworld Claims Solutions

Transworld Claims Solutions Inc (TCS) offers cost recovery solutions to businesses incurring losses across international borders. Our core activities include 'subrogation' and 'priority on risk' recovery, principally to the insurance and medical services sectors, and b2b contractual debt recovery services. Transworld Claims Solutions offers Claims Management and Cost Containment services. With an in depth experience in the travel and healthcare industry, and over 21 years in the insurance industry, Transworld Claims Solutions offers an exclusive global network with AVUS.

The AVUS group is the largest Non-Marine claims management/handling group in Europe with subsidiaries in 26 countries in Europe including North Africa. Each office has a dedicated in-house legal team that handles recovery/subrogation cases for travel, social & accident insurers and also for motor insurers. A natural part of their core service includes investigations and data gathering of all kinds for insurers and in particular when fraud is suspected.

They are also well positioned to provide expert legal opinions regarding any legal situation in a given country. AVUS works with European insurance groups such as Allianz, AVIVA, AXA, QBE, RSA and Zurich. In concert with Transworld Claims Solutions, who provide coverage in the Americas, the Caribbean, and the developed countries of the Asian Rim, this strategic partnership provides a unique global network of resource support to payers of claims, in a complex multi cultured environment. 

East Coast Offices:

Company: Transworld Claims Solutions Inc.

Address: 194 Main Street, Suite 207 Newport, VT 05855

Tel: + 1 802-880-9026

Fax: 802-880-9027

Web: http://tcsinc.ca

West Coast Offices:

Company: Transworld Claims Solutions Inc.

Address: One Sansome Street, Suite 3500 San Francisco, CA 94104

Tel: 802-880-9026

Fax: 802-880-9027

Canadian Offices:

Company: Transworld Claims Solutions Inc.

Address: 57 Talbot Street West, Suite A Blenheim ON N0P 1A0

Tel: 802-880-9026

Fax: 802-880-9027

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United Kingdom Offices:

Company: Transworld Claims Solutions Inc.

Address: PO Box 538 Torquay United Kingdom TQ1 9GN

Tel: +44 1428 729922

Fax: +44 1428 725024

 

 

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You Are Global

You Are Global Overseas Health Insurance

 

You Are Global is a leading international health, expat, life and travel insurance broker and intermediary, based in Brazil. You Are Global works with leading private medical insurance providers and companies like IMG, Cigna, HCC, Now Health International and Allianz Worldwide Care. You Are Global caters specifically for expatriates, travelers and tourists, working, living and visiting Brazil. You Are Global has specific expertise working with Spanish speaking cultures around the world whilst also proving international health, medical, travel, expat and life insurance plan to the out bound travel market in Brazil.

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GeoBlue

GeoBlue is a leader and innovator serving the needs of world travelers. GeoBlue Expat® and GeoBlue Traveler® group health plans combine unsurpassed service and mobile technology to help you access trusted doctors and hospitals all around the globe. GeoBlue offers expatriate and traveler products in cooperation with participating Blue Cross Blue Shield companies. Select a state below to view a list of Blue companies and learn more about the expatriate and traveler product offerings.

Company: GeoBlue

Address: One Radnor Corporate Center Suite 100 Radnor, PA 19087 USA

Phone: +1 610 254 5300

Fax: +1 610 482 9953

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: https://www.geo-blue.com

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GeoBlue

GeoBlue is a leader and innovator serving the needs of world travelers. GeoBlue Expat® and GeoBlue Traveler® group health plans combine unsurpassed service and mobile technology to help you access trusted doctors and hospitals all around the globe. GeoBlue offers expatriate and traveler products in cooperation with participating Blue Cross Blue Shield companies. Select a state below to view a list of Blue companies and learn more about the expatriate and traveler product offerings.

Company: GeoBlue

Address: One Radnor Corporate Center Suite 100 Radnor, PA 19087 USA

Phone: +1 610 254 5300

Fax: +1 610 482 9953

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: https://www.geo-blue.com

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