Delta Life Assurance has won this year’s pilgrimage travel insurance cover tender launched by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior.
The tender involves cover for hajj pilgrim delegation consisting of the winners of the government’s draw, in addition to others in hajj trips organised by social associations and tourism agencies.
Designated for an estimated of 78,000 pilgrims, the insurance policy will be with a total sum insured of 5.5 billion Egyptian pounds approximately ($307.8 million), Mostafa Salah, Delta Life’s head of sector operations and technical affairs, told Amwal Al Ghad on Monday.
The policy includes cover against death as well as total disablement and permanent partial disablement, with a coverage limit worth 70,000 pounds for death, Salah added.
In 2016, 28 Egyptians died from natural causes in Saudi Arabia during pilgrimage due. Earlier, a stampede took the lives of around 126 Egyptians in 2015.