I'm currently a resident of the UAE (Abu Dhabi) and need Schengen insurance for my euro trip but I am having difficulty finding a company which will give me insurance as I won't be returning to the UAE. I will be cancelling my residence and returning to my native country, South Africa. Any advice on where I can get the insurance necessary for travel in the Schengen area even though I'm not returning to the country I am departing from?

  • Since you're heading back to SA after, did you try with insurers there?
    – Gagravarr
    May 2, 2014 at 12:44
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    You might find this post interesting : travel.stackexchange.com/questions/6397/… I am wondering, what kind of insurance are you talking about? health insurance, flight cancellation insurance, to cover other objects, a vehicle?
    – Vince
    May 2, 2014 at 12:59
  • @Vince “Schengen insurance” strongly suggests that it's about the mandatory health insurance needed to visit the Schengen area (with or without visa).
    – Relaxed
    May 2, 2014 at 20:42
  • @Annoyed if you say so, I trust you (I mostly thought it was health insurance because most of the others are not really area-dependent)
    – Vince
    May 2, 2014 at 20:44
  • So far neither SA nor UAE are wiling to provide cover as my departure and arrival country is not the same
    – Candy
    May 4, 2014 at 5:43

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I recently had to buy insurance for a Schengen visa for relatives. In their country of residence the premium was ridiculous expensive and I searched for a cheaper opportunity outside their country of residence. I found an online company that issued Schengen Visa insurance, where I managed to buy the insurance. They seem to cater the whole world.

I guess you need to state that your country is South Africa to be eligible for repatriation in case of an emergency to South africa, but you might want to contact them for details in your specific case.

  • @ Andra :I have tried the insurance company you have mentioned and because the country i am departing FROM is not the same as the country i will be arriving at after my tour, they are unable to provide cover!! really frustrated now
    – Candy
    May 4, 2014 at 5:45
  • @ Andra: i will try adding my country off repartriation as South AFrica and see what happens! Although i am applying for the Visa here in the UAE.
    – Candy
    May 4, 2014 at 5:48

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