Schengen Travel Insurance for Germany and EU
Application for Schengen Visa, Insurance and Requirements for foreign Visitors and Guests
Do you expect foreign guests in Germany and worry about the visa application and travel health insurance?
1. Which documents do I need for the visa application?
The visa application should be made generally in the embassy or consulate in your native country. Here is a list of the primary documents that you must prepare in advance. For a complete list, please contact the German embassy.
1.1. Purpose of the visit
(Why does the foreign visitor visit Germany?)
For example, this could be a visit of relatives, a language course in Germany, preparing for a study (like a German language course), or visiting a university. Please prepare and complete all relevant certificates as evidence to show later in the embassy.
1.2. Funding / Money
Who will support the foreign visitor/guest financially? The visitor himself or you as inviting person? In the first case, the visa applicant must show sufficient financial funds (e.g., bank account statement or scholarship). In the second case (with invitation), the host (German: Gastgeber) must apply and complete a formal obligation (Declaration of Commitment, German: Verpflichtungserklärung) in the German foreign office (Ausländerbehörde). In the foreign office, you should also show a travel insurance policy covering the whole time of visiting Germany.
For health coverage, we recommend:
From only EUR 30.00 / 30 days and max. 2 Years: Germany Travel Health Insurance for Visitors by Hanse-Merkur Versicherungsgruppe
1.3. Schengen travel health insurance for foreign guests and visitors
in Germany, Europe, and Schengen
For Germany, the EU, and Schengen, all foreign guests and visitors must have travel medical insurance with sufficient protection. Before choosing an insurance company, please check if their insurance policy is accepted by the embassy/consulate in your country. We recommend the travel insurance of Hanse Merkur Versicherungsgruppe with a price starting at €30.00 / 30 days.
Hanse Merkur Versicherungsgruppe is one of Germany's most prominent private insurance company groups and an expert for travel insurance. Their insurance premiums are very reasonable and start at only EUR 30.00 per month.
But the best part of this travel insurance is the possible long-term period. You can buy or, if needed, also extend your insurance up to 2 years totally. Many other companies do not offer such long periods. The insurance policy covers Germany, Austria, all countries in the European Union (EU), Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the Schengen states and meets the current valid requirements for a Schengen Visa and can be used for Visa Application or Extension. The required minimum coverage of EUR 30,000 is ensured and stated on the insurance policy.
2. Does the foreign guest/visitor need a visa for Germany?
All guests and visitors from the following countries need a visa for Germany:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bolivia (from 01.04.2007)
- The British Virgin Islands
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Cayman Islands
- The Central African Republic
exempt from visa requirements are holders of SAR passports (passports of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
- Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)
- Dominican Republic
- Equatorial Guinea
- Falkland Islands
- Korea (Democratic People's Republic, North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- Midway Islands
- Myanmar (Burma)
- Nordmarianen (Federated States of Micronesia, Marianas, Caroline, including Palau Islands)
- Papua New Guinea
- Saint Helena and Dependencies
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Salomon Islands
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- St. Vincent and Grenadines
- Timor-Leste (East Timor)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United Arab Emirates
- Western Samoa
- former Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo
All data without guarantee. For complete information and details, please contact the German "Auswärtiges Amt".
- From EUR 30.00 / 30 days: Health Insurance for Foreign Guests and Visitors (extendable up to 2 years)
- Website of Auswärtiges Amt