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Travel Insurance

The travel insurance should be valid for Schengen Area if you apply for short stay visa. The insurance must cover medical fees and repatriation costs up to EUR 30,000.00 (around USD 50,000.00)

The insurance coverage should cover the whole period of your stay in the Schengen Area.

Travel insurance

1. Description of Schengen travel health insurance

Due to a regulation of the European Union (Decision 2004/17/CE of December 22nd 2003), there is a requirement to hold a travel health insurance, which is a compulsory document.

The travel health insurance should be:

  • Valid for whole Schengen area if you apply for short stay visa;
  • Valid for France if it is required in the document list and you apply for a long stay visa;
  • Valid for DROM/CTOM according to your itinerary;
  • Valid with a minimum cover of 30,000 EURO in order to face any expenses that may arise in connection with your repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention or emergency hospital treatment. The travel health insurance should fully cover the period of your stay in the whole Schengen Area.

2. Where to purchase a travel health insurance

You may go to an authorized insurance company to purchase a Schengen travel health insurance meeting the requirements for Schengen visa.

In order to facilitate the selection of compliant Schengen travel insurances, the self-service insurance platforms managed by a third-party service provider are available as an optional service for your conveniences.

Please note that this optional service is provided by third party service provider. For further inquiry, please contact the service hotline indicated on the dedicated website