Schengen Visa and Travel Insurance

Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

If your travelers go to Europe, you’re probably very familiar with the Schengen Visa. Schengen countries allow travelers to go freely across borders.

A brief history of the Schengen Visa

RoamRight offers several plans that meet the requirements of the Schengen Visa. Contact us to offer your travelers insurance from RoamRight.

The Schengen name comes from the village in Luxembourg where the first agreement was signed in 1985. Since then, the number of member countries has grown and the agreement has been modified. Today, there are 26 countries in the Schengen Area, many of which are popular tourist destinations.

It’s important to note the Schengen Area and the European Union are two different things. While there is plenty of overlap, just because a country belongs to one does not necessarily mean it belongs to the other. For a more complete history, watch the 5-minute video: Schengen Area: History, Facts and Benefits.

Schengen Visa and Travel Insurance

When applying for a Schengen Visa, your clients will need to prove that they have at least 30,000 Euros worth of travel health insurance coverage. ( Click here for today’s conversion value.) The travel health insurance must cover the entire stay of the client. The most common type of Schengen Visa allows for travel for up to 90 days and costs about 60 euros ( Convert here.)

RoamRight has several plans that meet the travel insurance requirement. On our main website, travelers can choose from the Elite, Preferred, or Medical plans. RoamRight partners, however, can offer their travelers two additional plans with benefits that aren’t found on our retail website. The Pro and Pro Plus plans give travelers the extra benefits of having no medical deductibles, included coverage for up to 6 children, pre-existing conditions waiver (if purchased in a certain timeframe), no time requirements for weather-related trip cancellation coverage, and more.

To offer your clients any RoamRight travel insurance plans, contact us to get started.

List of Schengen Area Countries

The blue countries are in the Schengen Area.

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Note: Many territories of these countries do not fall under the Schengen Agreement. For example, many Caribbean Islands are territories of these countries and are excluded from the agreement.

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Attribution: Map by (Map of Europe with Countries - Single Color)


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