Apply for Travel Medical Insurance

Apply for Travel Medical Insurance

Please note: Travel Medical Insurance is compulsory to apply for Schengen visas under Regulation (EC) 2009/810 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code). By clicking ‘Continue’, you’ll be taken to a website outside the VFS Global network - where you’ll be able to choose from a range of Schengen-compliant Travel Medical Insurance. 

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Alternatively, you can arrange your own Travel Medical Insurance. If so, you’ll need to provide proof of your policy when you attend your appointment at the Visa Application Centre.

Article 15 of the Visa Code

Travel medical insurance

1.   Applicants for a uniform visa for one or two entries shall prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay(s) on the territory of the Member States.

2.   Applicants for a uniform visa for more than two entries (multiple entries) shall prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance covering the period of their first intended visit.

In addition, such applicants shall sign the statement, set out in the application form, declaring that they are aware of the need to be in possession of travel medical insurance for subsequent stays.

3.   The insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Member States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30 000.

When a visa with limited territorial validity covering the territory of more than one Member State is issued, the insurance cover shall be valid at least in the Member States concerned.

4.   Applicants shall, in principle, take out insurance in their country of residence. Where this is not possible, they shall seek to obtain insurance in any other country.

When another person takes out insurance in the name of the applicant, the conditions set out in paragraph 3 shall apply.

5.   When assessing whether the insurance cover is adequate, consulates shall ascertain whether claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Member State.

6.   The insurance requirement may be considered to have been met where it is established that an adequate level of insurance may be presumed in the light of the applicant’s professional situation. The exemption from presenting proof of travel medical insurance may concern particular professional groups, such as seafarers, who are already covered by travel medical insurance as a result of their professional activities.

7.   Holders of diplomatic passports shall be exempt from the requirement to hold travel medical insurance.