Which Countries Require Travel Medical Insurance for Visitors?

As more and more people realize their dreams of exploring the world, more countries are starting to require visitors to have travel medical insurance.

Many countries are trying to lessen the burdens of unpaid medical debts incurred by tourists and other visitors. Requiring visitors to have travel medical insurance is one way for them to ensure that more people will be able to cover their debts if they become sick or injured during their travels.

When you travel outside your home country, your health insurance may not travel with you. Meaning, if you become sick or injured while you’re outside of your home country, you’re responsible for any medical expenses. Ambulance rides, emergency room stays, surgeries — without travel medical coverage, you’d have to pay for all of this.

This is why it’s important to be covered on a travel medical plan, regardless of a country’s requirements.

Even still, there is a growing list of countries requiring visitors to be covered by a travel medical plan while visiting.

Scroll down to view the current list of these locations.

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Countries that require travel insurance

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Be prepared before you travel.

You have the option to purchase policies in the airport once you arrive in many of these countries, but you could end up paying a much higher fee. Providers know you’re in a hurry and need to purchase a plan — some could charge accordingly.

Buying when you arrive also means you will be rushed to make a quick decision. After a long flight, who wants to take the time to read the fine print on a travel insurance plan document to understand what you’re buying? This can lead to purchasing a plan that doesn’t have all of the coverage you and your traveling companions need.

When you travel outside your home country, your health insurance may not travel with you. Meaning, if you become sick or Don’t put yourself in this situation! Before you embark on the vacation of a lifetime, make sure to purchase travel insurance from a reputable company like Seven Corners. We’ve been in business since 1993 and have covered millions of customers over the years.

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Travel insurance is always a sound investment.

Even if travel insurance isn’t required in the country you plan to visit, the medical insurance you have within your country may not go with you. If proper medical care or a suitable facility is not available at your destination, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation back to your home country can range from $10,000 all the way up to $200,000.

Do you really want to call your insurance carrier and talk to someone on the phone to find out if emergency medical evacuation for travel abroad is included as part of your coverage and benefits?

With our comprehensive selection of customizable plans starting at a cost less than dinner for two, purchasing travel medical insurance has never been easier or more affordable. Visit us online for a fast, free quote in seconds. Or, to speak with a Seven Corners representative about which coverage you and your travelling companions will need, contact us at sales@sevencorners.com or call 317-575-2652.