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Schengen travel insurance

With a Schengen travel insurance policy from InsureandGo, you can get cover for medical expenses throughout Europe from just £6*. Our cheapest policy covers medical expenses up to £5 million, which is more than enough to satisfy your Schengen visa requirements.

Get a quote today and buy your insurance online in minutes. After you’ve bought your policy, we’ll send you an email containing your insurance certificate, which you can show the embassy as part of a visa application.

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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What is the Schengen agreement?

In 1985, there was an agreement made between the governments of the States of the Benelux Economic Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic to abolish internal border checks, making it easier for free movement around Europe.

Do I need to apply for a Schengen visa?

If you're a UK citizen planning on travelling through the Schengen zones, then you are not required to apply for a visa. But this may be subject to change after Brexit, due to the UK not being part of the Schengen agreement, but rather given free movement due to being a member of the European Union (EU).

If you’re planning on travelling to one or more of the Schengen countries from the USA, there are a few requirements you need to meet to be able to acquire a visa. You'll need the following:

  • Visa application form completed
  • Valid passport
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • Medical travel insurance
  • Proof of financial stability
  • Travelling itinerary

Depending on which countries you're travelling to, there may be different requirements to meet. For more information on applying for a Schengen visa, please have a look at this website.

What are the Schengen countries?

There are 26 countries in the Schengen zone, including the following:

EU states

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

Non-EU states:

  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • Switzerland

Schengen includes most of the European countries but doesn’t include:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Ireland
  • Romania
  • UK

However, Bulgaria and Romania are waiting to be accepted into the Schengen area.

For UK citizens, the only places that would require a visa in Europe include northern Cyprus and Turkey. For more information, please see the GOV.UK website.

If you’re looking for travel insurance for a long period time to travel or go backpacking around Europe then check out our backpacking or gap year travel insurance policies for comprehensive cover around the world.

* Based on a three-day trip to Europe for one adult aged 30 with our Budget policy

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