Cheapest Schengen Travel Insurance in KenyaPosted on 2018-07-10 in: Travel Insurance in Kenya
The Schengen region is an area of Europe that comprises of 26 member states that have abolished passport and other border controls on all their mutual borders.
For any nationals travelling to the Schengen, getting a visitor visa to any of the Schengen countries allows one to visit any of the other countries visa free. This is a much better proposition for visitors, which has greatly increased the tourism potential of the region.
It is important to note that countries in the United Kingdom including England and Scotland do not fall under the Schengen region and therefore require their own separate visa applied for at the respective embassy in the local country.
For Kenyans to apply for a Schengen visa, among the requirements is a return air ticket, proof of accommodation, invitation letter and a Schengen travel insurance cover. It is a mandatory requirement to have a Schengen travel insurance covering a minimum of 30,000 Euros for emergency medical expenses
The most common visa processing agency in Kenya is the VFS Global processing centre located in Westlands in Nairobi which processes visas for most of the Schengen consulates and embassies in Nairobi.
Travel insurance is charged by the number of days that the traveller is travelling abroad as well as the coverage required. The coverage can be by the geographical region covered and also by the limits of liability covered. Travel insurance plans covering the entire world with high limits of liability with therefore tend to work out more expensive.
When taking a travel insurance, most travellers are looking for the cheapest cover available but at the same time one that provides the adequate level of coverage. On top of the emergency medical expenses cover, most international travel insurance covers from Kenya also cover baggage loss and delay, travel delay and cancellation, legal liability, hijack, among others.
These Schengen states are as below:
When looking for cheap travel insurance for the Schengen region, the below options are some of the cheapest and most popular options on the Kenya market, savvy travellers can get discounted covers by comparing insurance online in Kenya
The First Assurance Schengen travel insurance is underwritten by MapFree assistencia, one of the biggest insurance companies in the world headquartered in Spain. The travel insurance cover is called Europe Low Cost travel insurance; it covers emergency medical expenses up to 30,000 euros and covers for repatriation in case of death. All other benefits are excluded on this policy making it the absolute basics
Price: starts at $31 per person
APA Travel Insurance
The APA Kenya Europe travel insurance is another popular package owing to the strength of the brand in the market. It covers emergency medical expenses up to USD 75,000 and additional benefits like travel delay and cancellation, baggage loss and damage, personal liability among other risks.
The worldwide cover on this travel insurance policy is provided by Specialty Assistance which provides emergency outpatient and inpatient care to international travellers.
Price : starts at $26 per person
AIG Kenya Schengen Travel Insurance
AIG Kenya travel insurance is one of the most popular travel insurance products on the market owing to the international brand of AIG and its unrivalled assistance and rescue network globally. The AIG Schengen travel insurance covers up to USD 75,000 for emergency medical expenses and also a travel guard benefits totalling up to USD 75,000.
Price : starts from $25 per person
CIC International Travel Insurance
CIC Kenya is a leading travel insurance company which also sells international covers underwritten by Specialty Assistance. CIC offers 5 world international travel insurances. The most suitable package for the Schengen area is the CIC Budget International travel cover which has an emergency medical expenses limit of USD 50,000.
Price : starts from $20 per person
Jubilee insurance is the biggest general and medical insurance company in Kenya. The Jubilee Express travel insurance package is the cheapest option for the Schengen region offering an emergency medical cover of USD 45,000 and cover for cancellation, curtailment and delays and personal belongings among other things. The Jubilee insurance travel package is charged per day of travel as opposed to charging for a block of days making it one of the cheapest travel insurance rates in Kenya.
Price : starts from $1.10 per person per day
AAR Insurance Kenya is one of the leading medical insurance companies in the East African region. It has since expanded to offer general insurance lines alongside medical products. The AAR travel insurance is comprised of 3 packages : bronze, silver and gold covering up to USD 100,000 for emergency medical expenses.
Price starts from $28 per person
BRITAM travel insurance
BRITAM insurance is a leading general, medical, life and investments company in East and Southern Africa. In Kenya, BRITAM offers general insurance including travel insurance. BRITAM offers a Schengen >travel insurance plan that covers up to USD 60,000 for emergency medical expenses and cover for loss of documents, travel delays and cancellations.
Price starts from $27 per person
If you are looking for a travel insurance cover for Kenyan citizens or residents to use for your Schengen visa application requirements, then get in touch with us on the below contacts or simply check out online travel insurance quotes by visiting this page https://www.pesabazaar.com/insurance/travel-insurance. Also check out what other customers are saying about the different insurance covers by visting our CUSTOMER REVIEWS page