List of Countries You can’t Enter without Travel Insurance


list of countries you can t enter without travel insurance

Harshita planned to visit Seychelles over the new year holidays. She made the necessary bookings and was set to depart for a solo trip experience. However, the sudden rise in covid-19 cases worldwide made her sceptical about whether she should plan the trip. 

Thankfully, she had overseas travel insurance by her side! She was assured that even if she had to cancel her trip, the expenses should be reimbursed by her insurer. 

Although Harshita had purchased the plan unwillingly (because travel insurance was mandatory to visit Seychelles), the incident taught her the importance of having a travel insurance plan.  

Whenever you plan an overseas trip, solo or with a group of people, overseas travel insurance can help you remain covered against any unforeseen events that may derail your budget for the trip. Therefore, you can count travel insurance as an essential part of your trip checklist. But did you know? It is also mandatory to visit specific destinations. 

Read on to Know. 

Is Travel Insurance Mandatory to Travel to Multiple Destinations?

The medical infrastructure has increased not just in India but also across the globe. Especially after the pandemic, the cost of everything from hospitalisation to diagnostic tests to recovery procedures has increased significantly. With this medical inflation in mind, travel insurance is essential while planning a trip. 

Although not all, a number of countries have recently mandated travel insurance for international visitors. The countries have necessitated travel insurance to ensure that international tourists are financially stable due to crises such as medical emergencies, accidents, liability, or loss of passports and luggage. 

List of Countries Where Travel Insurance is Mandatory

Here is a list of around 30 countries that have mandated travel insurance for international tourists:  

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Antarctica
  • Cambodia
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • Lebanon
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Schengen countries
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • The UAE
  • Togo
  • Turkey

Why Should You Buy International Travel Insurance?

An international travel insurance plan can help you in emergencies that are more than just medical. Underlying are a few reasons why you should get covered with a travel insurance plan before visiting lands abroad: 

Passport Loss: In case you lose your passport during your trip or even before you depart, you do not have to worry about the expenses incurred in filing for the passport again if you have comprehensive travel insurance with passport loss cover.  

Trip Delays: Trip delays can be disappointing and sometimes cost several bucks while waiting for your flight. However, you can remain covered from such unforeseen encounters if you have travel insurance by your side. 

Luggage Loss: Lost your luggage before taking off or after landing at the destination airport? Fret not! Your overseas travel insurance may not help you to find the luggage, but it can help you reimburse your expenses of tracking the luggage back. 

Trip Cancellation: Any trip cancellations made due to an unforeseen medical emergency of the insured or a close relative can also be reimbursed if your plan covers the said condition. 

Medical Costs: Any medical emergency that may lead to hospitalisation in a country abroad can be enough to dig a big hole in your pocket. However, if you have medical insurance, you do not have to worry about the costs but the recovery. 

>>Also Read: 60 Countries Offering Visa-free Travel for Indian Passport Holders

Final Thoughts!

Next time you plan to visit one of the destinations mentioned above, don’t forget to get travel insurance beforehand to avoid any last-minute hassles. 

Which plan to choose? The International Travel Insurance Plan by Care Health Insurance is the one that provides most of the coverage at an affordable premium. 

At Care Health Insurance, we provide a hassle-free procedure, from buying a travel insurance plan to successfully claiming reimbursement in times of an emergency. 

Disclaimer: Plan features, benefits, coverage, and claims underwriting are subject to policy terms and conditions. Please refer to the brochure, sales prospectus, and policy documents carefully.

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