The coronavirus epidemic began in Wuhan, China. It was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020. The epidemic has spread around the world with various crisis managements in different countries. The year 2021 began with the vaccine for many countries. While waiting for the entire world population to be vaccinated, the epidemic is experiencing new waves of contamination, including variants of the virus. This article gives you the countries requiring Covid insurance and travel restrictions in Covid period for 2021. Mondassur now includes coverage in most of its international insurance for medical expenses related to Covid-19 and epidemics. This article is updated weekly.
Which countries are applying for Covid insurance?
Mondassur offers various international insurances covering medical expenses related to Coronavirus. Some countries require you to have travel insurance covering the Covid-19. This list evolves regularly, here are the main countries known to date requiring a certificate of insurance to present before boarding the plane:
Africa: Algeria, Benin, Djibouti, South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Togo
Asia: Cambodia, China, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Maldives, Mongolia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates,
Americas: Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Saint Martin, El Salvador
Oceania: French Polynesia, Seychelles
You will be covered by good international health insurance like those in our Gold range worldwide. You will also have the opportunity to be covered as soon as you join given the urgency that this infection may have. Mondassur advises you to take out international health insurance such as GoldExpat if you live abroad or GoldStudent if you are studying abroad. Simple repatriation assistance guarantees will not cover you. You will be covered in your country of expatriation and also if you return to France or if you are traveling.
Almost all of our international health insurance policies now cover Coronavirus-related medical expenses. We invite you to make a quote forthe most suitable travel insurance for your situation. You can of course contact us by email or phone explaining your situation for better advice.
How to travel with the Covid epidemic?
Many countries have taken measures to control the arrivals of aircraft from affected areas and some countries have closed their borders to prevent the spread of the virus. These measures are: proof of vaccination against Covid-19, negative PCR test of 72 hours or quarantine. These details can be found by country on the website of the official international aviation agency IATA.
How much does a PCR test cost if you have to do one?
The World Health Organization, WHO, recommends following precautionary health measures in accordance with local instructions from each country. We must keep the “barrier gestures” for many more months.
The evolution of the situation is daily according to the progression of the epidemic, vaccination campaigns, the success of periods of deconfinement in different countries as well as the statements of the various governments. Some destinations remain completely closed, such as China, which makes it very difficult to enter its territory with the requirement of 2 PCR tests of less than 48 hours, a strict quarantine once there and conditions of access almost limited to the family rapprochement of the Chinese. Australia also remains completely closed until September 2021. Regarding the opening of EU borders with countries outside the EU, the list of non-EU countries is regularly updated. Here are some of the European Union’s regularly updated sites:
Check out the main information on the evolution of the health situation in the world following Coronavirus.
What does quarantine mean in case of Covid?
Some countries have policies in place to welcome travellers with the confinement of new arrivals in quarantine (or fourteen) either systematically, in case of fever detection or positive Covid-19 tests on arrival at international airports. Travellers must then either be able to prove that they have accommodation to spend their quarantine, or they are placed directly in establishments dedicated to the reception of infected people. Some countries ask you to stay in a dedicated facility until you get the results of the tests carried out on arrival. It the test results are negative, you are free to move.
What are the symptoms for the coronavirus outbreak?
Clinical symptoms are those usually observed during winter flu epidemics, such as diffuse muscle pain, fatigue, runny nose, muscle pain. In a second time, come fever and respiratory signs (cough, respiratory discomfort, chest pain). The incubation period is on average 5 days and the installation of the disease is gradually done in contrast to a more brutal flu. Latest findings indicate that the virus could be present in the body for up to 20 days. Depending on the severity of the clinical signs, maintenance is required in the hospital for 20 of the patients, 5 of whom are in resuscitation. In 30 to 60 people, infection causes little or no clinical manifestations. The major health crisis stems from the fact that complications of infection start very quickly and are very serious with a life-threatening condition requiring intensive hospital resources. These complications affect only a small part of the population, the majority of other people can carry the virus without being sick.
Coronaviruses (Cov) are a family of viruses that cause damage to your health ranging from a common cold to more serious diseases such as SRMO or SARS. The most vulnerable people are the most affected and should follow these precautions carefully. These include the elderly, people with chronic diseases, newborns and pregnant women. The case case rate is around 3 to 5.
Consequences of the Covid on mobility
Mobility came to a spectacular halt in March 2020, when the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic became evident. Following the Omicron variant and the recent increase in Covid-19 contamination, many countries have announced new measures.
Small point on these:
- From 1 October, Canada will allow entry to unvaccinated people and abolish tests on arrival
- From 1 October, Chile will abolish its Mobility Pass and there will be no more random tests on arrival
- Barbados has removed all Covid-related travel restrictions
- The Bahamas has removed all Covid-related travel restrictions
- Thailand will remove all Covid-related travel restrictions from 1 October
- Vaccinated people no longer have to complete an online travel declaration before entering Côte d’Ivoire
- From 11 October, individual tourists can enter Japan without a visa
- Hong Kong to abolish its quarantine on arrival on 26 September
- Equatorial Guinea has abolished quarantine on arrival
- Samoa has removed all Covid-related travel restrictions
- Travellers arriving in Taiwan will be exempt from PCR testing from 29 September and quarantine from 13 October
- South Korea plans to waive PCR testing on arrival
- China considers allowing foreign tourist groups to visit certain border sites
List updated regularly