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Countries That Require Travel Insurance For Entry

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Many countries are now requiring travel insurance that covers Covid-19 for entry as they look to protect their health care systems from the rising cost of treatment. 

Traveling in a Covid-19 world has its challenges including border closures, testing requirements, quarantines and now health insurance that includes treatment for the coronavirus.

Traveler with suitcase and mask after buying travel insurance that covers covid-19

A growing number of countries have now made it mandatory for travelers to have international travel insurance that covers Covid-19. This list is expected to grow so make sure to bookmark this page and check back often.

Disclaimer: At Travel Off Path, we wouldn't leave our own country without proper travel insurance that covers covid-19. We do not endorse or recommend traveling without insurance. The information below can change without notice. 

Countries That Require Covid-19 Travel Insurance


Aruba requires all travelers to purchase Covid-19 insurance from the Aruba government which covers up to $75,000 in healthcare. 

Costs will vary depending on your length of stay in Aruba and your age.

The official Aruba government insurance website will provide travelers with a quote

If a traveler already purchased private travel insurance, they will still need to get the Aruba policy. 

“If there's a sudden COVID-19 outbreak in Aruba, the local medical providers won't have time to deal with foreign insurers and the many different types of policy conditions. By centralizing the insurance system, all visitors can be assisted instantly and won't have many, if any, out-of-pocket expenses.”
-Aruba Government

There are also additional testing requirements for visiting Aruba

Aruba Beach resort


You must have proof of travel health insurance that covers covid for the duration of your trip. You will need to show proof of this before departing at the airport, and again upon arrival.

While there are no current testing requirements or quarantines, Brazil is currently experiencing a large outbreak of Covid-19.

See more information on Brazil reopening for tourism

brazil tourism reopening

Costa Rica

Travelers will be required to provide proof of international travel insurance that covers Covid-19.

The insurance is to cover “lodging in the event of being quarantined and medical expenses due to acute illness.”

Only certain countries are being allowed to travel to Costa Rica at this time and Covid-19 testing prior to arrival is mandatory. 

Read all the requirements for testing and traveling to Costa Rica.

costa rica is welcoming tourists with travel insurance that covers covid-19

St. Maarten

All travelers to St. Maarten are required to have travel insurance and it is strong recommended that the insurance covers Covid-19 according to their website.

Travelers must also provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival. 

See entry requirements for Americans

See entry requirements for all travelers

St. Maarten is Reopening For Tourism July 1


All travelers to Tahiti are required to fill out an online entry form and declare that they have purchased travel insurance that covers Covid-19 or “or personally assume all expenses related to cost of care including hospitalization, confinement, or repatriation, should the visitor fall ill during their stay.”

See all entry requirements for Tahiti including Covid-19 testing. 

tahiti reopen to tourists with insurance

Turks and Caicos

All travelers arriving to the Turks and Caicos must present proof during an online application process of travel insurance that covers “Covid-19 medical costs, full hospitalization, doctors visits, prescriptions and air ambulance.”

Turks and Caicos Islands Reopening To Tourists July 22


The Ukraine is requiring all travelers to have proof of Ukrainian health insurance that covers covid-19 treatment

All policies must be issued by a health insurance provider in the Ukraine

Visitors will also be tested on arrival for Covid-19.

Ukraine Has Reopened For Tourism – Everything You Need To Know

United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates now states that all travelers over the age of 11 must have valid travel insurance that covers international healthcare

Travelers are also required to provide negative results from a Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before arrival. 

Most travelers arriving to the UAE will arrive in Dubai which also has its own entry requirements. 

See all entry requirements for UAE and Dubai

dubai city skyline

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