Visas and Health in France

Whether you have decided to go to France for professional, personal, internship or holidays, consider taking out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. This will avoid the financial, health and legal risks that would occur unexpectedly. In your choice of international insurance, pay attention to repatriation, hospital costs, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.

Political regime: Presidential regime
Capital: Paris
Area: 643,801 sq km
Population: 66.99 million
Languages spoken: French
Currency: euro

Visas France

For EU nationals, a simple ID card is now sufficient. Nationals of the European community benefit from free movement. The opportunity to work in a country other than his is recognized within the EEA. No work visa required in this case.

Contact the French Embassy or the French Consulate in your country.

Vaccines and Safety in France


  • Compulsory vaccines and certificates: No vaccine is required for visitors. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) certifies your rights to health insurance in Europe. During a temporary stay in a Member State of the European Union, it allows you to benefit from the medically necessary care. It is recommended that you take out additional insurance.
  • Recommended vaccines and certificates: Anti-diphtheria, anti-tetanus and polio vaccination (DTP vaccines) and BCG TB vaccination
  • Local diseases: Nothing to report

Health insurance in France

Why take international health insurance when travelling or living in France? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. On the other hand, health insurance is compulsory in France as part of the Schengen Visa application. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation is sometimes necessary to the nearest medical centre or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel,international student and expatriate insurance packages.

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