Get the travel insurance you need for your Schengen Visa.

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The Schengen Agreement allows residents of certain European countries to travel freely around the Schengen Area as though it's a single country.

Here's the list of the 26 countries where you might need a Schengen visa if you want to visit:

Austria · Belgium · Czech Republic · Denmark · Estonia · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hungary · Iceland · Italy · Latvia · Lithuania · Luxembourg · Liechtenstein · Malta · Netherlands · Norway · Poland · Portugal · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

For travelers from other countries, you need to get a valid Schengen visa to do the same. Before you can get your visa, you'll need valid and adequate travel insurance.

I need a Schengen visa. What does World Nomads travel insurance cover?

The minimum coverage a travel insurance policy must have for the Schengen visa is €30,000. This is to cover any expenses that might arise if you suddenly and unexpectedly require:

  • Urgent medical treatment
  • Hospitalisation
  • Out-patient care
  • Medical evacuation
  • Return of your remains

All of World Nomads travel insurance policies cover these requirements overseas, although the limits vary depending on your country of residence. When you go to get a quote, it’s a good idea to match up the coverage limits with your visa requirements. Make sure that your travel insurance is valid for the entire period of your stay (or transit) in the Schengen area. Our travel insurance policies are easily bought online, so you can buy what you need when you need it. Visa limits may change.

This isn't a full list of what is and isn't covered. Make sure you read the policy wording and pay attention to the exclusions which apply.

World Nomads' Schengen Visa letter

Depending on the Schengen country where you are applying for the visa, they may ask you for a letter from the insurer. If this is the case, feel free to contact us and we’ll provide this to you. There will be a couple of days turnaround time, so take this into consideration when you're planning your trip. 

We're not able to sign any third party documentation to confirm coverage.

The letter we provide will state that you have a current and valid travel insurance policy and outline your:

  • Policy number
  • Issue date
  • Start date
  • End date

Visa Denied.

My mother in law did not qualify for the Schengen Visa to Europe. We have to claim for cancellation.
G.Sharma. Canadian resident.
Claim denied - Sorry that's not a valid reason to cancel.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you

Trip Cancellation

Protect your trip against unexpected cancellation.

  • Explorer Plan: R$ 20.000
  • Standard Plan: R$ 10.000
Trip Protection
  • Unexpectedly hospitalised?
  • Travel buddy unfit to travel?
  • Close relative suddenly dies?

We’ve got your back.

Medical Expenses Overseas

Take the pain out of medical costs.

  • Explorer Plan: R$ 900.000
  • Standard Plan: R$ 500.000
Medical Expenses Overseas
  • Need meds quick?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation

Emergency medical transportation: we’ll get you to hospital or home quickly.

  • Explorer Plan: R$ 100.000
  • Standard Plan: R$ 100.000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • Medivac home?

Help starts here.

Checked-in Baggage Loss

Covers the loss, theft or damage of your bags by a common carrier.

  • Explorer Plan: R$ 14.000
  • Standard Plan: R$ 8.000
Checked-in Baggage Loss
  • Passport or tech stolen?
  • Airline lost your gear?
  • Bags delayed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Overseas Medical & Dental Expenses
  • Trip Cancellation or Interruption
  • Baggage
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatration
  • 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • And more (depending on your country of residence)
This is a general summary for Brazil residents only. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Check the plan documents for full details.

24/7 emergency assistance

Whether you need medical or dental assistance or advice, emergency evacuation or travel assistance, our team are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.

Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?

Phone: +1 877-660-2844 (collect from anywhere in the world)
Phone: (11) 2526-9312 (from Brazil)
Whatsapp: +57 316 851-0533

Contact the team
Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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Aurelie Menard,
Emergency Assistance, World Nomads

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Travel insurance. Simple & flexible.

Travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families. Nobody wants to think about all the things that could go wrong on their trip, but these things can and do happen. So be prepared and get your travel insurance today.

World Nomads Travel Insurance was reviewed on Trust Pilot on 21 October 2016 and rated 4 stars

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