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Repatriation insurance

Posted: Fri 05 Mar 2021 20:36
by alan
Does anyone have any further information on this "requirement" please? ... ing-France

Is there a theoretical requirement which is not enforced? It seems in any event that no insurance product exists.

We have certainly been out with a friend in the past who has a US passport and she was not asked to provide any proof of insurance as far as we can recall.

Re: Repatriation insurance

Posted: Sat 06 Mar 2021 15:29
by alan
As far as I can see, having done a bit of research:

“Foreign travellers visiting Europe who enjoy visa-free travel to the Schengen zone can get their preferred travel insurance policy if they want to and while it is highly recommended – they are not required to”. See ... insurance/

“British citizens do not require a visa if spending up to 90 days over a 180 days period in the Schengen area.  You may however be asked like any other third country nationals to justify your travel by the Immigration Officer (means of living, address of stay, medical travel insurance…)”. See ... e%E2%80%A6)

So no repatriation insurance required for short stays but note, somewhat ominously, the Immigration Officer may ask for “medical travel insurance” information.

Re: Repatriation insurance

Posted: Tue 23 Mar 2021 20:13
by Helen
Latest info on health insurance for people travelling to France and also the health insurance requirements for people applying for long stay visas ... stor_visas

Re: Repatriation insurance

Posted: Wed 24 Mar 2021 10:10
by alan
Hi Helen

Thanks for posting that link.


Re: Repatriation insurance

Posted: Thu 25 Mar 2021 16:42
by Ace
I found this link helpful to get the repatriation insurance I need to get the new long stay visa ... ce/france/