How do I get your travel insurance certificate? You may be asked for a certificate of insurance to obtain your visa or to arrive in the country. A certificate of insurance covering Covid-19 care is required in some countries such as Costa Rica or Ukraine (see the list below).
Why an international insurance certificate?
Depending on the purpose of your stay abroad, you may need an insurance certificate abroad. If you are going to study abroad, your school or university may ask you for this document. You will need a certificate of insurance for some countries. If you live in certain countries, a certificate for immigration is required.
What is in a foreign health insurance certificate?
The health insurance certificate is a document that confirms that you are covered by an international health insurance policy. This document is a proof of insurance during the period of validity of the contract. This is also called the insurance certificate and must include at least the following information:
- name, first name, date of birth
- Type of insurance,
- dates of stay abroad
More information may be requested depending on the purpose of your stay. Mondassur provides proofs that are compliant and adapted to your stay abroad. It may be required to name the various guarantees of your contract including the coverage of medical expenses abroad and repatriation assistance, essential guarantees abroad. This applies to mention Covid-19 coverage.
All Mondassur certificates are in English and another language: French, Spanish. Travel Pass insurance covers Covid-19 care and complies with insurance certificate requests in countries requiring it.
Covid-19 insurance: Safe travel insurance
Insurance may be mandatory for some countries that require proof of coverage and / or vaccination against Covid-19.
Before the health crisis, only 6 countries required tourists to provide health insurance certificates (China, Russia, Cuba, Algeria, Mongolia and Saudi Arabia). This figure rose to 23 in September 2020 then 34 during the summer period of 2021.
A pandemic that has had an unprecedented impact on the aviation sector. Global passenger traffic has fallen like never before (by 66% in 2020 compared to 2019), with multiple consequences for airports, airlines and aircraft manufacturers. IATA (The International Air Transport Association) is doing everything it can to overcome this crisis by launching the IATA Travel Pass. This app is used by governments around the world to support the restart of large-scale international travel. It allows passengers authorized to travel to create a digital passport accessible directly on their smartphone, to verify that their test or vaccination complies with the regulations and to share them with the authorities to facilitate travel. EU (DCC) and UK Covid Digital Certificates (UK NHS Covid Pass) are also compatible with the IATA Travel Pass. The latter acts as a trusted third party between governments, airlines and laboratories, ensuring the reliability of information on the health status of travelers.
Is Covid-19 insurance mandatory?
Insurance may be compulsory for some countries that require a certificate of coverage. The following countries require a certificate covering Covid-19; given the rapid evolution of the health crisis, this list may be modified. Contact us to be sure!
- Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Namibia, Oman, Seychelles, Tunisia
- Eastern Europe : Russia, Ukraine
- Latin America and the Caribbean: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador (for galapagos), Mexico, Paraguay, Saint Martin, Turks and Caicos Islands
- Asia: Cambodia, China, Israel, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates
- Oceania : French Polynesia
For which visas do you need an insurance certificate?
Visa tourist China, Russia, Mongolia, Cuba… Etc.
To stay in certain countries or obtain a visa (e.g. Russia or China), it is mandatory to have and prove travel insurance. When you apply for your visa, you will be asked for a certificate of health insurance. Mondassur offers travelpass travel insurance. This travel insurance meets the insurance criteria required by the consulates of these countries for travel insurance.
Student visa or internship
If you are a student, your institution may require a worldwide health insurance certificate. If you are going on an internship in the USA, you will need to have a certificate for your J-1 visa. If you want to study in the United States, it is imperative to purchase insurance for the United States and your American university will require it. Mondassur offersStudent Global insurance,specifically for the U.S. or Student Backup and Student Budget insurance depending on your international insurance coverage.
If you wish to stay in Europe, you will need to obtain a Schengen visa depending on your nationality. To obtain this short-stay visa, you will need to take out Schengen visa insurance. This insurance is mandatory to obtain a certificate of insurance to begin your visa application. Mondassur offers its Schengen Visa insurance less than 90 days: Schengen Europe Access. This insurance complies with the criteria of the European consulates for obtaining the Schengen visa.
Long Stay Visa: If you stay longer in Europe and France, a Long Stay visa insurance certificate will also be required for your stay. Mondassur offersEurope Access insurance and will provide you with a certificate immediately after your online visa insurance subscription.
As part of a PVT, it is imperative to take out PVT insurance in order to obtain an insurance certificate and obtain your PVT Visa.
In some countries, such as Thailand for the O-A visa from the age of 50, it is mandatory to produce an insurance certificate for the renewal of your visa, including the guarantees required by the Thai government. Mondassur offers GoldVisa insurance to obtain or renew your resident visa.
Why is it important to have an insurance certificate abroad?
In order to benefit from health benefits when travelling abroad.
During a hospitalization in a foreign country, medical staff will ask you for an international insurance certificate in order to provide you with the necessary care. Thus, the attestation document will allow the establishment to get in touch with your insurance in order to guarantee the financial coverage of the care. Without this, you will not be treated unless you can give your credit card as a deposit…
That is why, when you travel to a country, the embassies of some countries require that you have travel insurance in order to be sure that your health expenses can be covered.
How do I get your international health insurance certificate?
For any Mondassur insurance subscription, you immediately receive your insurance certificate as soon as you sign up for your international insurance policy. On the simple request for applications for certain visas, we can send you your insurance certificate by original mail. You can start your steps to obtain your visa as soon as you buy your international Mondassur insurance.