How do I get a repatriation insurance certificate?
Before leaving for a holiday in France or abroad, many travellers choose to take out insurance. For some, travel insurance is a precaution, while for others it is an obligation if they want to travel to countries where it is mandatory to obtain a visa. How can you prove that you are covered abroad? What guarantees will you be asked for? How can you be insured? And in which cases does insurance become compulsory? DiscoveRent explains it all to you.
- What is the purpose of a repatriation insurance certificate?
- What information is included on the repatriation insurance certificate?
- How do I obtain a certificate of repatriation insurance?
- Is the repatriation insurance certificate compulsory on DiscoveRent trips?
- In which countries is a certificate of repatriation insurance required?
What is the purpose of a repatriation insurance certificate?
L'certificate of repatriation insurance is a document that allows you to prove that you have taken out individual travel insurance cover includingrepatriation assistance. It summarises the scope of your covertheir validity periods and the destinations covered. This repatriation assistance certificate is issued by the organisation that insures you, your tour operator (which is legally obliged to offer it to you), your insurance company or your bank via the guarantees included in your bank card contract.
Such a certificate may be required for coverage of repatriation and health costs, but also in the event of an accident, illness, hospitalisation or emergency repatriation abroad, by hospitals or medical professionals. In the case of DiscoveRent, the insurance includes helicopter rescues.
Please send an advance copy to DiscoveRent so that we can manage your repatriation in case of an accident.
What information is included on the repatriation insurance certificate?
The travel insurance certificate must contain specific information that is essential for obtaining your visas. Personalized and nominativeYou will need one certificate per traveller, even if you are travelling with your family.
The information that must appear on a repatriation assistance certificate for a visa are as follows:
- your names and first names
- the references of the insurance company that ensures
- the policy number insurance
- the validity period of your coverage
- all guarantees and the various ceilings compensation
- the destinations covered your policy (many insurers have a precise list of exclusions, so read the terms of your policy carefully)
- the mention of a minimum of 30,000 for hospital costs abroad as well as that of repatriation insurance emergency documents, which are essential for obtaining visas.
How do I obtain a certificate of repatriation insurance?
To obtain a certificate of repatriation insurance, you have several options, even if in the vast majority of cases, it will be given to you directly in person or sent by by post or by mail, when you sign your contract.
If this is not the case, you can apply to your insurer or bankor download your repatriation assistance certificate from your online customer area. Below you will find a table of the different steps to follow to obtain your certificate depending on your insurance company:
Before downloading a certificate, you must choosing your insurance. To do this, we advise you to compete for quotes in order to find the best quality/price. Don't settle for the first offer you get and get help instead an insurance comparator to hours of requesting quotes on the internet.
Is the repatriation insurance certificate compulsory on DiscoveRent trips?
LTravel insurance is not compulsory but highly recommended! In case of an accident without repatriation insurance you could potentially have to reimburse the costs incurred. No one is covered against the risk of falling ill or suffering an unfortunate accident a few days before departure, or in the middle of an expedition.
An accident in the wilderness can be extremely costly, as the Social Security does not help you reimbursement of an expensive repatriation for an outdoor activity. You will then have to pay very large and disabling sums on your own. Nobody wants that.
In which countries is a certificate of repatriation insurance required?
Be aware that if you are not European Union nationalsThe certificate of repatriation insurance is required to obtain your Shengen VisaThis is the case even for short-stay visas.