Schengen Visa Travel Insurance

The Schengen visa is a tourist visa that allows international travelers to enter and freely move within the 26 Schengen countries of Europe. Schengen visas have made traveling to Europe much easier for travelers who are visiting multiple European countries in the same trip, since they are no longer required to obtain multiple tourist visas to do so. International travelers who are visiting Schengen countries in Europe may be required to obtain a Schengen visa, depending on the country of their citizenship.

The Schengen Area includes the following 26 European countries:



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Schengen Visa Travel Insurance

Anyone traveling to Europe and applying for a Schengen visa must fulfill the Schengen visa application requirements. One of these requirements is proof of an adequate travel medical insurance policy that follows certain requirements. Adequate Schengen visa travel insurance must:

  • Cover the period of the traveler's stay or transit in the Schengen Area (up to 90 days within a 180-day period)
  • Be valid in all Schengen countries
  • Have a minimum coverage amount of EUR 30,000

The travel insurance policy also must cover the following in order to meet the Schengen visa insurance requirement:

  • Repatriation for medical reasons
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Urgent medical attention
  • Emergency hospital treatment or death

You may also be required to include a letter from the insurance company with your Schengen visa application mentioning that your insurance policy meets these requirements. The company from which you buy your plan can provide this letter.

You can purchase the Schengen Visa Insurance, that meet the schengen visa insurance requirement, online by clicking the link below .

For a list of visitors insurance plans that meet the Schengen visa application requirements, read about our Schengen Visa Travel Insurance Plans or to get a quote about travel insurance for Europe, go to Europe Travel Insurance.

What is Schengen Visa?

The Schengen Visa is a special tourist visa that allows international travelers to enter and freely travel within the 26 Schengen countries of Europe.

Schengen Visa Health Insurance Minimum Requirements

1. Cover the period of the traveler's stay

2. Have a minimum coverage amount of EUR 30,000

3. Be valid in all Schengen countries

4. Must have coverage for Repatriation for medical reasons, Emergency Medical Evacuation, Urgent Medical Attention, Emergency hospital treatment or death.

Government Advice

"Obtaining medical treatment and hospital care abroad can be expensive, and medical evacuation to the U.S. can cost more than $50,000. U.S. medical insurance is generally not accepted outside the United States, nor do the Social Security Medicare and Medicaid programs provide coverage outside the United States."

- US Department of State

Government Advice

"Always arrange travel insurance with health cover that is adequate for your destination. Do this before you go."

- Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK

Government Advice

"If you can't afford Travel Insurance, you can't afford to Travel."

- Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Australia

Government Advice

"If you plan to go abroad—even on a day trip to the United States — you should purchase the best supplementary travel insurance you can afford?health, life, disability, driving, vehicle, and trip cancellation?before you leave Canada. A single accident could result in years of debt for anyone who is not prepared."

- Department of Foreign Affairs & Int'l Trade, Canada

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