THE ROLE OF TRAVEL HEALTH INSURANCE IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT - CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES
Travel health insurance is insurance for travellers during their travel and stay in a foreign country in case of necessary assistance in connection with the arrangement and provision of necessary treatment, transport to the medical institution or country of residence, due to sudden illness or injury of the insured. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic mainly affected this area of insurance, and therefore, insurers were presented with challenges. The need for research on travel health insurance can be seen in the complexity of the relationships, types and modalities. The author analyses the essential characteristics of this type of insurance, indicating the legislative framework and contract regulation in general and special conditions of insurers. This paper aims at contributing to research of travel health insurance. This study will significantly to the limited literature on travel health insurance, and it will have an implication on the insurance sector for further diversification of their products.
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