The World Bank Group does not provide insurance to visitors, seminar participants, or presenters. Any traveler without international medical insurance,, particularly those coming into the USA, should be cautioned about the high cost of medical care in the U.S. and should also be advised that the World Bank Group will not be responsible for their medical expenses. Individuals should review their insurance needs prior to travel. Travelers without insurance should purchase, at a minimum, travel medical coverage for urgent care. These policies do have exclusions and limitations, such as pre-existing health conditions and pregnancy.
Group purchases of travel medical coverage should be considered particularly by units inviting non- World Bank participants to any World Bank location as the participants may have medical coverage in their home country, but no coverage outside. Units may wish to consider including the cost of the policy in the cost of the workshop.
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