Due to the gradual reopening of borders, more than 40 countries now require Covid insurance in addition to regular travel documents and immunity passes.
[Mis à jour le 14 février 2022 à 14h19] Are you planning to go on a city break for a long weekend, or are you planning to travel to Europe or elsewhere in the coming weeks? Increasingly more countries are reopening their borders and relaxing the conditions for entry into their territory, but for some destinations, insurance against Covid-19 in addition to regular travel documents and vaccination certificates. Is required.
What is Covid Insurance?
In countries where insurance for Covid-19 is required, travelers are required to have a certificate labeled “Covid”. More specifically than traditional travel insurance, this document guarantees coverage for all pandemic-related costs in the destination country. To avoid unpleasant surprises on board, take the time to research your destination country and see if you need Covid insurance. In fact, document management is carried out while the plane is on board.
What is the Covid Insurance Guarantee?
Covid insurance covers all costs related to illness in the country you are staying in: pay medical expenses, quarantine at a post-test hotel that turns out to be positive, or quarantine on arrival Return to France, medical return, early if a member of your family has a severe Covid, or if you visit a relative if you are hospitalized abroad. In some countries, minimal support should be documented. For example, in Thailand, medical expenses need to be covered by up to $ 50,000 (about 44,000 euros).
What Does Visa Premier Card Travel Insurance Cover?
Some banks cover the risks associated with pandemics, so feel free to call your advisor to see what is and is not included in your bank card’s travel insurance. Therefore, the Visa Premier Card covers medical expenses and hospitalization payments in the event of an epidemic. However, this does not include return or travel cancellation unless you are hospitalized or ill and cannot leave the country. Before traveling to a country where Covid travel insurance is required, consider requesting a certificate stating your medical coverage in case of a virus infection in the field.
What Does American Express Card Insurance Cover?
If you become infected with the coronavirus while staying abroad, medical assistance and medical expenses are included, and medical expenses will be covered by American Express unless you travel despite the contraindications of your doctor. If you are positive for Covid-19 while traveling, you will need to call the number on the back of your card to contact your medical support and find out what to do.
In which countries is Covid insurance required?
Below is a list of 40 countries by continent that require insurance for Covid 19 for travelers within their territory.
- Europe : Russia, Ukraine
- America : Argentina, Alba, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil (for trips over 90 days), Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Turks and Caicos Islands, Paraguay, San Martin, El Salvador
- Asia : Saudi Arabia, China, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
- Africa : Algeria, Benin, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Togo, Seychelles
Covid-19 travel insurance can be included in a basic contract to subscribe to go on vacation or offered as an option for a few euros. The most well-known travel insurance companies are Axa, Groupama, Allianz, Europ Assistance, or LeLynx.
The price of Covid insurance depends on your destination, length of stay, age of traveler, or national health care system. Compared Insurance estimates that Covid insurance costs € 48 for a 30-year-old traveler spending 30 days in Brazil, Israel. In another example of a 70-year-old traveler spending a month in Tahiti, Covid insurance costs € 140. In addition to the insurance price, count between 3% and 5% of the cancellation insurance stay price.