Are you planning to travel internationally? Travel insurance isn’t just a sensible way to protect yourself. It’s now required by many countries. Don’t let your trip end before it begins – make sure you have the right coverage before you go.
These travel insurance requirements are changing rapidly. Some of the countries listed below did not require travel medical insurance a month ago. So even if your destination is not on the list now, it may require travel insurance by the date of your trip. Check both when you book your ticket and a day before departure to ensure that your insurance meets the latest mandates.
This list was up to date as of August 24, 2022 and includes the specific international medical insurance requirements from each country. All prices are in USD unless otherwise noted.
Travel Insurance Requirements by Country
- Argentina: Travelers to Argentina must have proof of international health insurance that will cover COVID-19 care. (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship)
- Bermuda: Travelers that are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated must show proof of travel insurance to enter the country. (Source: Government of Bermuda)
- Cayman Islands: Visitors must attest that they have travel medical insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. (Source: Cayman Islands Department of Tourism)
- Cuba: Travelers to Cuba must have travel medical insurance that covers COVID-19. (Source: Cuba Tourist Board of Canada)
- Fiji: Visitors must have proof of international travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. (Source: Tourism Fiji)
- Israel: International visitors must have a travel medical or international health insurance policy that includes coverage for COVID-19. (Source: Israel Ministry of Health)
- Saudi Arabia: As part of the tourism visa process, visitors must purchase health insurance from the Saudi government for SAR180. (Source: Saudi Tourism Authority)
- Schengen area countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland): Visitors who require a visa must have travel medical insurance valid for the duration of their stay, with minimum coverage of €30,000. (Source: Portugal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland State Secretariat for Migration)
- Seychelles: All travelers must have insurance to cover COVID-19 treatment costs including isolation. (Source: The Seychelles Islands)
- Singapore: Travelers to Singapore that are not fully vaccinated must have a travel insurance plan with minimum coverage of S$30,000 against COVID-19. (Source: Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority)
- Sint Maarten: Travelers to Sint Maarten must purchase a mandatory COVID-19 insurance policy to enter. Visitors purchase this policy during the Electronic Health Authorization System process. (Source: Electronic Health Authorization System of Sint Maarten)
- Turkey: All travelers to Turkey are required to have international medical insurance that covers them for the duration of their visit. (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
- Ukraine: Visitors must have an insurance policy from an insurance company registered in Ukraine that will cover the cost of COVID-19 treatment. The policy must be valid for the duration of stay. (Source: Visit Ukraine)
- Uruguay: Visitors must have international medical or travel insurance that specifically covers COVID-19. (Source: Ministry of Tourism)
- Vietnam: Travelers to Vietnam must have medical or travel insurance that covers COVID-19 with minimum coverage of $10,000. (Source: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism)
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