Visa applicants are required to have medical travel insurance. It must cover any costs that may be incurred in connection with emergency medical aid, urgent hospital treatment or transport to the country of origin for medical reasons or in the event of death.
A medical insurance is mandatory when you apply for a Schengen visa (there are only a few exemptions, see below). The medical insurance must be personal and it must clearly state the period within which it is valid. Remember to take your insurance certificate with you during the trip since you may need to show it, e.g. at an entry checkpoint.
The insurance is to cover costs of at least EUR 30.000 and to be valid in all Schengen countries and throughout the stay.
The following insurance Companies are accepted by the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem (West Bank and Gaza applicants):
Please contact the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem if:
- Your insurance company refuses to give full refund in case of visa refusal upon presentation of official proof of rejection from the Consulate general of Sweden in Jerusalem.
- Your insurance company refuses to pay for medical expenses incurred in the Schengen area.
Certain occupational groups may be exempt from the insurance requirement due to their already being similarly insured in connection with their work.
Others exempted from the medical insurance requirement are those who: