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Our travel health insurance - travel protection for holidays abroad

With our travel health insurance you are comprehensively covered abroad and can enjoy your holiday without worries!

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  • from 9,90 per year for one person
  • from 21,- per year for families
  • up to 56 days per holiday trip
  • no deductible in case of illness
  • outpatient and inpatient treatment

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Everything worth knowing about travel health insurance

Why is a travel health insurance worthwhile?

Award for annual foreign health insurance 2019

You may ask yourself why you even need a travel health insurance?
Are you not covered by the normal statutory health insurance fund abroad?
The answer to this question is: unfortunately only partially!

On one hand, it depends on which country you travel to:
For example, if the country is not a Schengen country, such as Tunisia or Egypt, you simply do not have health insurance cover without private travel health insurance and are thus exposed to an extreme health and financial risk. If you need any medical treatment there and - in the worst case - even a hospital stay of several days becomes necessary, you have to come up for all the costs yourself. Especially in countries where medical and treatment costs are considerably higher than in Germany, such as the USA or Canada, the expenses can be very high.

On the other hand, the nature of your illness or the extent of treatment you require plays a significant role:
Most European states, the so-called Schengen states, have concluded a social security agreement with Germany. As long as you are in these countries, your health insurance will cover the costs of the treatments etc. However, only in equal parts as in Germany: if the treatment abroad costs for example 1000 €, but in Germany, however, only 800 €, you have to pay the difference - unless you have private travel health insurance that provides cover in such cases.

What does travel health insurance cover?

Medical return transport - without travel health insurance a potentially expensive matter

Imagine you need to be treated during your trip for a longer period of time (probably more than 14 days) in a hospital. The staff may not speak your language and none of your relatives or friends will be able to visit you. For this reason, you want to travel home and continue the treatment there, as it has been proven that this improves the healing process and that medical care is usually also better there. However, this is only possible if it makes sense from a medical perspective and is thus justifiable. 

In this case, the travel health insurance would cover all the costs for the medical return transport to Germany.

Treatment abroad

It is possible that the treatment you require cannot be guaranteed on site. Imagine the attending physician arranges your medical return to Germany. Without travel health insurance, you will always bear the full costs for this return transport - regardless of whether you are in a Schengen country or not, as your statutory health insurance generally does not cover medical transport from abroad.

Services of private travel insurance

  • Cost takeover for medical treatment abroad (out-patient/in-patient)
  • Additional charges for return transport of patients including luggage-return transport
  • Repatriation of the insured person in the event of death

Which international health insurance is the right one?

We offer private health insurance not only as an annual insurance, but also as individual insurance for one-off trips. However, it is only recommended for stays abroad that last longer than 56 days, such as for language students, work and travel, or au-pairs, as insurance coverage is possible for up to one year.
For all others we recommend the private travel health insurance as annual insurance. It is not only cheaper with the same benefits, it is also valid for any number of holidays per year.

The two variants compared:

Individual insuranceAnnual insurance
Hospital costs for outpatient and inpatient treatment:
Analgesic dental treatment (max.500 €):
Repatriation costs for further treatment in the home country:
Transfer costs in case of death (up to 25.000 €):
Favourable conditions for groups:X
Number of possible trips:1Any number of trips per year
Maximum travel duration per trip:356 days56 days
Scope:Worldwide without USA/Canada or worldwide with USA/CanadaWorldwide
Calculation example (up to 64 years; 14 days; without USA/Canada):25,00 €13,90 €

Especially favourable:

Travel health insurance for more than one trip per year

Travel health insurance for more than one trip per year ...


For long Travel:

Private travel health insurance for trips of up to one year

► Private travel health insurance for trips of up to one year

Overview of costs per year

per personfor families
Annual premiums up to 35 years9,90 €21 €
Annual premiums up to 65 years13,90 €29 €
Annual premiums up to 75 years29,90 €65 €
Annual premiums from 75 years79,90 €159 €

Insurance conditions

Annual foreign health insurance for individuals or families:  PDF Download

Insurance conditions travel health insurance

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Travel cancellation insurance

from 5,00 € per trip

  • Reimbursement of costs
  • Reimb. of withdrawal costs
  • Rebooking costs up to 30 €

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Luggage insurance

from 25 € per trip/person

  • Loss of luggage
  • Damage of luggage
  • Reimbursement for purchases

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Travel legal protection insurance

Additional insurance

  • road traffic accident
  • threat of punishment abroad
  • Lawsuit with tour operator

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