PRACTICE – Since the onset of the coronavirus crisis, special coverage has been long in the list of demanding countries. With, sometimes, the obligation to cover the cost of health care or even accommodation in quarantine.
This is a direct consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic: in principle optional, travel insurance covering any costs related to the disease on the spot is now mandatory for visitors certain payments, when international borders open more and more. And month after month, the list is only getting longer. If, before the health crisis, only six states required tourists to provide a certificate of health insurance (China, Russia, Cuba, Algeria, Mongolia and Saudi Arabia), this figure has now reached 39 percent. destinations, many of which are very touristy (Thailand, Kenya, Cuba …).
Specifically, the authorities of the states concerned impose a certificate of insurance with the words “Covid” guaranteeing the coverage of any on-site costs related to the disease: quarantine in a hotel, medical repatriation … The document will be checked on more often when boarding the plane, more rarely on the descent, and conditions …