Countries To Purchase A Travel Insurance Policy To Visit

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What countries should you purchase a Travel Insurance policy to visit?


Purchasing a travel insurance policy is not mandatory when you travel abroad but the reality is that an accident in a foreign country may come with a much higher bill than a travel protection plan would cost.  Access to medical care may also be limited if you do not have a medical benefit which covers you overseas.

At AXA, we want you to make sure you are protected while traveling. The U.S. Department of State strongly recommends purchasing supplemental coverage for travel overseas to several countries including those listed below. 


If you want to visit this country as a tourist, you will have to apply for a tourist visa which requires proof of medical coverage  for your entire stay. One of the documents required when applying for your visa to enter Russia is proof of valid a medical insurance policy.


Being one of the largest and most densely populated countries, China has a very complicated health system, where a tourist if not properly covered could wait a long time before receiving medical care. If you want to see the Great Wall, it is recommended that you purchase supplemental medical insurance which provides emergency medical and evacuation coverage.


If you want to enjoy its beautiful landscapes, breathtaking jungle and beautiful tropical landscapes, it is recommended that you purchase supplemental insurance with coverage for medical evacuation, regardless of whether you arrive through a port, a border or by air.


The cost of health care in Australia is comparable to the United States according to “serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.” If you want to see Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Elephant Rock or just see a Koala up close, do not forget to pack your travel protection plan.  

There are also countries, such as those in the Schengen Area, that require medical insurance coverage if you will be traveling over a certain period of time. We recommend always researching the requirements for each country to which you are traveling.

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