29 Tháng Hai, 2020BY Adschengen ( 0 ) Comment

When vising Schengen area, travellers should be able to handle and financially cover medical services in case of an accident, injury or any other sudden event. To take care of unexpected problems related to expense that appear while travelling, you should have a travel insurance to help with financial support. If you have a Travel Insurance, you will be comfortable to continue your travel journey without worries. It is also an important required documents for applying a Schengen visa.

Schengen Visa Insurance Requirements

Your Medical insurance for Schengen visa must meet the following criteria:

•  Minimum coverage of at least 30,000 EUR (equivalent to 34,000 USD).

•  It should cover all member states of the Schengen Area.

•  Cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent health attention and/or emergency hospital treatment or death.

Having a travel insurance is very helpful when you traveling to Europe, however, not everyone need to have it. It is just required for people who want to apply for a Schengen visa.

Foreigner who travel to Europe with visa free travel to Schengen zone can get their preferred travel insurance if they want, it is high recommend to have it but not a requirement.

Who must purchase Schengen Travel Insurance for Europe?

Anyone travelling temporarily to Europe from a country that is subject to visa requirements, be it an individual visitors or group visitors, tourists, or business travellers. Travel Visa Insurance is a must when applying for a Schengen Visa.

Who provides Schengen Travel Insurance?

Usually, travellers purchase an individual Schengen travel insurance policy for the days planned to spend in Europe at the rightful insurance provider. Make sure your company you choose is licensed and accepted in the Schengen country you will travel to. You can buy Schengen Visa Insurance from Europ Assistance or AXA. Both companies are accepted by European Embassies and Consulates worldwide. They will support you to cancel insurance without fee if your visa has been rejected.

How much does Schengen Travel Insurance cost?

The cost for Schengen visa insurance varies from company to company. Here you can take a look at costs from AXA Schengen.

Duration of travel

AXA Low Cost
(Schengen area only)

AXA Europe Travel
(Extended protection, Schengen area + EU + UK)

up to 8 days

20 €

30 €

up to 15 days

36 €

55 €

up to 31 days

56 €

74 €

up to 45 days

65 €

103 €

up to 62 days

73 €

117 €

up to 90 days

89 €

152 €

up to 180 days

168 €

271 €

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