Insurance for US citizens traveling to Europe
For Europe, US travelers make up 5% of the international tourist arrivals. In 2015 alone, 1 in 4 of US travelers were recorded in Europe and this number continues to grow. Improving economic conditions and favorable exchange rates on key currencies such as Euro and Pound is attracting more Americans to Europe and making the region even more appealing and affordable option to US travelers. Current estimates show that total percent of US visitors increased by 11% in 2015 from the past and is expected to further increase by 2020. Many regions of Europe appeal to the US travelers with the regions of Southern and Western Mediterranean benefitting the most. Traditional destinations like the UK, France, Italy and Spain remain very popular. However new destinations in eastern Europe like Czech republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Romania are increasing becoming popular.
US citizens do not need to apply for a Schengen visa for a short visit, but do need to get a visa for long stays in Europe. US travellers must be aware that their domestic US insurance provides little or no health insurance coverage outside the US borders, this is true of Medicare as well. To make the European holiday experience memorable it is very important that you plan your trip well as far as visitor health insurance is concerned. You need to purchase Long term Europe travel health insurance to make sure you are covered for any unexpected illness or injury in a totally new place which puts your mind at ease during your travel. The insurance resources section provides information about the important insurance features and helps you make an informed decision.