According to the border service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan on average people travel abroad more than 10 million times a year. Only trips are taken into account and not the number of tourists crossing the border. Over the past 5 years, the number of such trips has decreased. Thus, Kazakhstanis traveled abroad most often in 2015, the number of trips amounted to 11.3 million. In 2016, the number of trips began to decline. This was due to a drop in purchasing power after the devaluation.
Over the past two years, the numbers have started to grow again, indicating the growth of outbound tourism. Thus, the number of overseas trips amounted to 10.6 million in 2018. This is 3.9% more than a year earlier.
The most popular destinations for Kazakhstanis are Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, China, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine and Thailand.
Kazakhstanis make out travel insurance policies with medical protection against accidents to travel to many countries. Insurance is basically issued for trips to countries where a visa is needed, such as Schengen zone countries, USA, Canada, Japan, Turkey, Thailand, Egypt. Insurance is also required in cases when Kazakhstanis buy outbound tours through travel agencies and companies. However, in this case, the insurance companies must issue insurance. This is a legal requirement.
The specialists of life insurance company Freedom Finance Life have analyzed their data and found out how often and for which countries Kazakhstanis buy travel insurance.
Europe is in the first place (24%). Travel insurance is a must for obtaining a visa to most countries of the world, including Schengen zone.
Turkey is in the second place (17%) being one of the most favorite holiday destinations for Kazakhstan tourists. Hundreds of thousands of Kazakhstanis come here to relax on the beaches of Antalya and Bodrum or see Istanbul every year. For example, more than 207 thousand Kazakhstanis visited Turkey in 2016, despite the fact that compared with 2015, the flow of tourists decreased significantly.
UAE are in the third place (12%). Despite the political instability of the region, the flow of tourists to the United Arab Emirates has remained stable over the past years. On average, about 100 thousand Kazakhstanis come here every year.
Thailand is the fourth (8%). Thailand is among the most favorite destinations of Kazakhstani tourists. However, there is a slight decline in travel. On average, 35-40 thousand Kazakhstanis come here every year.
Egypt is the fifth (6%). The number of tourists to this country has also declined over the past few years. The reason is an unstable political situation and decline in the purchasing power of Kazakhstani people. But, despite this, Egypt continues to be one of the most popular destinations among Kazakhstani tourists.
“MST travel insurance is medical coverage on vacation or while traveling abroad. In case of accident, you will be injured or fall ill, the cost of treatment will be reimbursed by the insurance company. Such a policy is not just financially beneficial but convenient, if emergency assistance is needed, you just have to call the company's call center and get help,” said Azamat Yerdessov, the Board Chairman of LIC Freedom Finance Life.
Freedom Travel provides this protection at Freedom Finance Life. This is a reliable insurance anywhere in the world, a twenty-four-seven call center, quick and convenient registration.
An online calculator for this program has appeared on the company's website so the company's customers do not spend much time on travel insurance formalities. If you are going on vacation or a business trip abroad, the MST policy can be issued remotely in a few minutes.
It is easy to do. You need to follow the link, fill in the required fields and pay for the order with a credit card. The policy will be sent by email.
Active link: https://travel.ffin.life/
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