Travel Medical Insurance list

Travel Medical Insurance

When you apply for a short stay visa you also need to prove that you have travel medical insurance to cover any expenses which might arise in case of urgent medical attention or emergency hospital treatment during your stay, including repatriation. If you apply for a multiple entry visa, you have to have insurance covering the period of the first visit. In addition, you shall sign the declaration stating that they are aware of the need to be in possession of travel medical insurance for subsequent travels.

Please note that the insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of Schengen States, even if your destination is Portugal. The insurance has to cover the entire period of your intended stay. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30 000. Kindly be advised that travel medical insurance policy terms and conditions cannot limit the coverage of medical expenses or emergency care based on your age, resulting in coverage below this minimum coverage. Please make note that failure to provide adequate travel medical insurance will delay the processing of your visa application.

You shall, in principle, take out insurance in India. Where this is not possible, you shall seek to obtain insurance in any other country. Please find here the list of those Indian insurance companies which are approved by consular representations of the Schengen States to provide travel medical insurance for the visa procedure.