Greetings from Mexico.

I am planning a trip to Italy, it will be my first trip to Europe with a duration of 6 days. I have been researching about the requirements that I must meet in order to make this trip. I found that I do not need visa, but I also found that I must have international medical insurance with a minimum coverage of € 30,000 for emergency hospitalization expenses and repatriation costs, which I do not have. The question is: Is the international medical insurance really a mandatory requirement?


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    Where did you find the insurance requirement? – phoog Jun 10 at 16:22
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    It sounds expensive but mostly the travel insurances are sold for small amounts. Even when you do not have to have it, it is a good thing to spend money on. – Willeke Jun 10 at 16:25
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    €30,000 of coverage does not mean you have to pay €30,000. – scatter Jun 10 at 16:40
  • @phoog I found it in a diferents web sites. – YemisiSCG Jun 10 at 17:00
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    @YemisiSCG as far as I am aware, that requirement applies only to visa applicants, not to visa-free travelers. Could you add a link to a specific site or two so we can address the claim directly? – phoog Jun 10 at 17:03

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