Passport & Consular Services

Who Must Purchase Schengen Travel Health Insurance?

All non-European Union (EU) citizens who are applying for a Schengen Visa are required to purchase Schengen travel health insurance. This requirement applies to individuals traveling to any of the 26 Schengen Area countries for tourism, business, or other short-term purposes. The insurance coverage must meet specific criteria outlined by the Schengen regulations. It is mandatory for visa applicants to provide proof of travel insurance that fulfills the requirements in order to obtain a Schengen Visa.

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