The State Duma passed a law fixing the minimum medical insurance for tourists to 2 million rubles
The State Duma of Russia at the meeting on Friday passed in the third reading the law which fixes the minimum amount of medical insurance to be provided for traveling abroad at the level of 2 million rubles (about 37 thousand US dollars, or 32.8 thousand euro). "The document was developed in order to provide guarantees and regulations concerning payment for Russian citizens traveling abroad, health care (including medical evacuation)," it is said in an explanatory note.
The law defines the minimum list of insurance claims in which the insurer is obliged to pay for the medical care to the insured citizens of the Russian Federation traveling abroad. It is also defined in the law that the the insurance period cannot be less than the period of stay of the insured person outside Russia.
In addition, the tour operator is obliged to explain to the Russian citizen under his/her personal signature, that in case of unwilligness to pau for medical insurance, the costs for any medical care abroad shall be paid by the tourist.
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