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Travel Insurance as an entry requirement

You wouldn’t be surprised to hear AllClear recommending travel insurance!

But did you know…

For many countries you are now required to show proof of cover before you can enter?

It is a trend that is set to continue, as countries seek new ways to relieve themselves of the financial burden of medical bills left unpaid by tourists – whether that is people taking advantage of free healthcare or simply making a swift exit.

Here is the complete list of countries where Travel Insurance is mandatory:

Here is the complete list of countries that you cannot enter without travel insurance:

  • Schengen countries
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Iran
  • Turkey
  • Morocco
  • Thailand
  • The UAE
  • Togo
  • Algeria
  • Romania
  • Croatia
  • Moldova
  • Georgia
  • Aruba
  • Cambodia
  • Lebanon
  • Seychelles
  • Antarctica

While not all countries will insist you buy travel insurance before entry, many will still insist you get cover on arrival. As this is likely to result in a high premium, it makes sense for you to get cover in place well in advance of you trip. That’s without even mentioning the benefits of having cancellation cover!

Is forcing you to buy travel insurance an infringement on civil liberties?

Over a fifth of holidaymakers have to seek medical treatment when abroad
Travel insurers pay out more than £1,000,000 every single day
An insect bite cost one traveller a £136,000 bill

So you won’t be surprised to hear we’re recommending travel insurance again!

…And while you’re at it, choose comprehensive medical cover for real peace of mind.

Choose Travel Insurance you can Trust

Wherever you choose to travel to, it’s important that you have travel insurance that you can trust. Shoudl you choose to travel with AllClear, You’ll be travelling with the UK’s Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider1

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Unlimited
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Travel Delay Up to £300 Up to £1,500 Up to £1,500
Recuperation stay
Personal Belongings Up to £2k Up to £2.5k Up to £3k
Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

Simple 3 step quote process

1. Call us or click a quote button on our site

Once you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.

2. Complete our simple medical screening process

You then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.

3. Get your quotes

You will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage.

Author notes

Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear

Written by: Lydia Crispin | Travel Insurance Expert
Last Updated: 11 February 2022


[1] Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 30,000 reviews as of January 2023.