Countries That Require Travel Insurance

sacos countries that require travel insurance

Did you know that an increasing number of countries are making travel insurance mandatory and you need to show proof before you can enter? This is because they need to protect themselves from the financial burden of medical bills left behind by tourists who leave without paying.

If you arrive in a country without the proper travel insurance, you will be forced to purchase insurance or you will not be allowed to enter the country.

What countries have travel insurance requirements?

The list below has been taken from and is accurate as of February 2019.

Schengen Nations

The following countries are a part of the Schengen Area which are under an official agreement that allows for easy travel between the countries’ borders.

The following countries are a part of the Schengen Area:

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

As a part of the Schengen Visa application process you must have proof of travel insurance. For Seychelles passport holders who receive visa on arrival in many countries, it is still advisable to purchase your travel insurance beforehand.

Travel insurance kiosks/offices are available in many of the countries where travel insurance is mandated, for those who are ill-prepared, but we strongly recommend purchasing your travel insurance from Sacos before you depart for your destination — after all we do have some of the lowest rates on offer!

Also, getting proper travel insurance before you leave for your trip allows us to provide your with a plan that best fits your need and saves you time once you visit the country!

Visit  our website to get a quote or  visit us as Maison Esplanade to purchase your insurance and increase your chances of winning our prizes! Alternatively you could call us on 429 5000 or send an email to and an officer will get back to you!

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