Secure your visa for the Schengen Area
- Medical Expenses
Extended protection for you & your family
- Extended protection
- Europe + Schengen area coverage
- Medical expenses & repatriation
Designed for frequent travellers and businessmen
- Annual plan
- Europe + Schengen coverage
- Medical Expenses & repatriation
The Schengen agreements
The Schengen agreements came into force on 25 March 2001.
According to those agreements, if one of the Schengen signatory countries controls entry to the Schengen area, there are no further formalities at its borders with other Member States.
Thus, if the purpose of the visit is tourism or business and if its duration is no more than 90 days in the Schengen area, the benefits of the Schengen agreements apply.
That means you only need one visa for all the countries in the Schengen area.
For those people who need a visa, travel insurance covering repatriation and medical expenses is compulsory. We are convinced that our AXA Schengen product offers great coverage, however we suggest you compare all Schengen visa insurance offers in the market place.
Assistance and repatriation insurance
Extract from “Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009”, which entered in force on April 5 of 2010:
Travel medical insurance
“… Applicants for a uniform visa for one or two entries shall prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay(s) on the territory of the Member States.
The insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Member States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30,000” (...)
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Attention! Although most of the Schengen countries are in the European Union, you should not confuse the Schengen area with the EU.