FRANCE is a popular tourist destination, over 75 million tourists visit France every year!  France was visited by 85.7 million foreign tourists in 2013 making it the most popular tourist destination in the world. France ranks fifth in tourist spending behind the United Kingdom, United States, China and Spain.

Paris, the capital city, is the third most visited city in the world. Paris has some of the world's largest and renowned museums, including the Louvre, which is the most visited art museum in the world, the Musée d'Orsay, mostly devoted to impressionism, and Beaubourg, dedicated to Contemporary art. Paris hosts some of the world's most recognizable landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, which is the most-visited paid monument in the world.

So how do you get to visit the country of dreams?

It's simple, get your travel bookings, get your visa and insurance and you are ready to fly!

France is part of the 26 Schengen countries of Europe. According to the Schengen Agreement, you can visit France and other 25 countries with a single Schengen visa and Schengen visa insurance!

Now, in order to obtain a Schengen visa, the French Embassy/Consulate requires you to have all the required documents along with a Schengen travel medical insurance! An extensive visa requirement can be found on the French Embassy website.

A Schengen Travel medical insurance policy is a mandatory requirement while applying for your visa with the French Embassy and should be valid in all Schengen Countries covering the entire period of the validity of the visa applied. The insurance must have a minimum cover of 30,000 Euros including medical costs, medical evacuation, and repatriation expenses.

You can select your best travel Insurance plan for France taking into account the below factors:

  • Destination:

    The destination country decides the premium of the insurance. Countries where health care is expensive, the premium for the coverage is higher.

Refer the chart for a comparative study on the health expenditure in Schengen states and India.

  • Purpose of your trip: 

    If the purpose of your visit is shopping and sightseeing, a basic Schengen travel insurance plan will suffice. However, if you are planning for adventure sports or activities, you will need to supplement your travel insurance with other covers at an added cost, since these are excluded in the travel policy.

  • Duration of your trip:

    Higher the duration of your trip, higher will be the insurance premium cost.

  • Age:

    Travel insurance policies are available for all ages. Senior citizen plans can be fortified to include greater cover for diseases and hospitalization.

  • Cost:

    The cost of a travel insurance is important. Low-cost insurance policies are easy to pay and does not dig a hole in your pocket. The average cost of 10 day trip to France will be around INR 1.5 lakhs and that of an insurance policy for the same number of days costs you around INR 1500 which is just 1% of your entire travel cost but covers for over 30000 euros.

    Make a smart choice and prevent yourself from drilling a big hole in your wallet. Buy smart with Arvi.

  • Company:

    Selecting the right insurance provider is important because it says how reliable and trusted your company is. In case of Schengen visa, the French Embassy has listed down a few approved insurance companies and the policy must be from one of them.

  • Sum Insured:

    The premium is directly proportional to the sum insured. Higher the sum insured, higher will be the premium.

  • Claim Settlement Percentage:

    This number helps you find out the chance that your claim will be settled and how soon it will be settled.

If you know the above details, it's pretty simple to pick the best travel insurance! Buying an insurance is now even easier with Arvi. Chat with Arvi and get your insurance in 3 minutes.