You Will Not Be Allowed To Fly To These 18 Countries Without Travel Insurance

by Suchismita Pal
You Will Not Be Allowed To Fly To These 18 Countries Without Travel Insurance

With mandatory COVID-19 negative reports, vaccine certificate requirements, quarantine rules and more, international travel has become much more complicated than the pre-pandemic days. But if you thought that was all you needed, it is time to get yourselves updated. Along with the existing COVID-19 rules, some nations have also mandated COVID-19 related travel insurance for entry. Here is a list of 18 such countries:

  1. Nepal
  2. Thailand
  3. Cambodia
  4. Israel
  5. Bahamas
  6. Anguilla
  7. Bermuda
  8. Aruba
  9. Cayman Islands
  10. Chile
  11. Costa Rica
  12. French Polynesia
  13. Jamaica
  14. Jordan
  15. Lebanon
  16. St. Maarten
  17. Turks and Caicos
  18. Ukraine

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Countries That Have Mandated Purchase Of Local Heath Insurances For Travel


For entering Cambodia, travellers need to buy a local health insurance package that covers at least $50,000( around ₹37,18,627.50 ) for COVID-19, valid for 20 days.

Countries Travel Insurance2. Aruba

For Aruba, incoming passengers need to buy COVID-19 travel insurance from the Aruba government.

3. Bahamas

International travellers aged 18 and older travelling to the Bahamas need to receive a Bahamas Travel Health Visa. The visa cost will vary for vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers.

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4. Jamaica

Incoming passengers need to pay a compulsory fee of $40 as part of the “Jamaica Cares” program for covering COVID-19 related medical expenses. The program incorporates travel medical insurance up to $100,000/person and on-island health coverage up to $50,000.

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5. St. Maarten

Incoming passengers need to buy COVID-19 insurance from the St. Maarten government. The insurance is free for children below 14 years of age and $15 for those age 15 and above.

6. Ukraine

Incoming travellers must purchase an insurance policy issued by a Ukraine-registered insurance company for the coverage of COVID-19 related expenses.

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Countries That Have Mentioned Lower Limits For Insurance

Those travelling to Chile need to show proof of a health insurance policy that covers COVID-19 medical expenses including a minimum of $30,000 in coverage. For those visiting Thailand, the minimum travel insurance amount for COVID-19 expenses is $100,000.