Travel health insurance for visitors from Korea or for visiting Korea

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Travel insurance for Korean travelers visiting the US or Europe

Close to two million South Koreans visit the United states annually. The United States is the favorite non-Asian destination for Koreans who are attracted to America for its shopping experiences, theme parks, cultural attractions, national parks as well as affordable golfing options. About 10% of Korean travel to the US is for work. Along with this is the large Korean American community which is 1.7 million strong according to the 2010 census. This affluent community often has family members visiting from Korea.

It is however important for Koreans visiting USA to have good travel health insurance. The expensive health care cost in the US makes it dangerous to travel there without proper travel medical insurance. At American Visitor Insurance, international travelers can get competitive quotes from reputed US insurance companies and compare several plans to make an informed decision.

Globehopper travel insurance for older US travelers

US citizens should realise that Medicare and its supplements provide very little coverage outside US borders. There is a travel health insurance plan specifically designed for older American travelers. Indianapolis based International Medical Group (IMG) offers GlobeHopper Senior as an affordable overseas travel medical insurance option for US citizens and US permanent residents 65 years and older. The GlobeHopper Senior plan is available either as the GlobeHopper Single-Trip plan for coverage from 5 days to 365 days, or as a GlobeHopper Multi-trip plan which covers 12 months with a maximum of 30 days per each overseas trip. The GlobeHopper Senior plan is very popular since it provides coverage of $1 million up to the age of 79 years and $100,000 for travelers more than 80 years old. The plan includes $2,500 cover for sudden unexpected recurrence of a pre-existing condition and $25,000 for emergency medical evacuation.

Holidaying in Korea and the need for travel insurance

South Korea attracts over 13 million tourists annually. Many of these tourists are from nearby countries like China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore and Russia. There are many US tourists who visit South Korea. This has been made convenient thanks to convenient flight and some excellent deals especially by Korean Air from New York and Los Angeles.

Being a tourist in South Korea is an unique rewarding experience. To start with, Korea is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. It will be hard for you to get away from the crowds especially in Seoul which has over 25 million residents. This density creates its own unique urban culture with Korea being at the forefront of contemporary art, music, dance and popular culture. The increased popularity of Korean culture, which is often referred to as the "Korean Wave", in nearby countries has increased tourism. Korea also has a rich culinary tradition with spicy Kimchi being ubiquitous. South Korea is also unique in its tech savvy culture and boasts of the world’s fastest internet. While Seoul remains the largest tourist attraction, other attractions include Seorak-san national park, the historic city of Gyeongju and the subtropical Jeju Island.
Vacationing in South Korea is an unique experience however US and international tourists should buy good international travel insurance while visiting South Korea. International travel involves possible health risks and US residents should be aware that their domestic US health insurance plans including Medicare offers very little coverage outside the US borders in Asia. International tourists should realise that vacations outside one’s country always has some risk and it is necessary to buy proper travel health insurance. The appropriate travel insurance makes all the difference in the event of an accident or sickness. At American Visitor Insurance, we work with reputed US insurance companies to provide a wide gamut of international travel insurance options. International tourists to South Korea can review different travel insurance plans to make an informed decision. Compare visitor insurance plans to buy the best travel policy for your needs.

Popular tourist destinations in Korea


Busan is an interesting amalgamation of skyscrapers, majestic mountains, beautiful beaches and magnificent Buddhist temples.

Hwaseong Fortress

Hwaseong is a piled-stone and brick fortress of the Joseon Dynasty that surrounds the centre of Suwon City,

Seoraksan National Park

It is a great place to hike myriad trails including the formidable Ulsan Rock or simply enjoy the gondola ride up the mountain for some spectacular views.

Andong Hahoe Folk Village

Literally meaning ‘the village enveloped by water’ this charming traditional Korean village located in Andong is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Korea - General information

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map  Location

East Asia

house  Capital


language  Language


currency  Currency

Korean Won

population  Population

Around 51 million

calendar  Best time to visit

Sep to Nov, Mar to May

map  Vacation spots

Seoul, Busan, Jeju city, Incheon, Gyeongju, Daegu, Sokcho, Seogwipo, Suwon, Gapyeong County, Haeundae District, Tongyeong.

Travel insurance for Korea residents visiting Schengen countries in Europe

The European consulates that are part of the Schengen treaty (Spain, France, Italy, Germany, ....) insist on adequate travel medical insurance for Filipino nationals who are visiting any of the Schengen countries. Nationalities who require Schengen visa.
We offer several travel insurance plans that satisfy Schengen visa consulate requirements:
  • Medical coverage of at least 30,000 Euros (about $50,000 USD)
  • A repatriation benefit.
  • An emergency medical evacuation benefit.
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Need for travel insurance

The expensive US health care system has made visitors medical insurance necessary for all tourists. Short term travel medical insurance offered on our website is very popular with tourists from Korea. These plans are designed especially for the international tourists and work very well in the US hospital system. Another advantage of these US plans is that there are options available for older travelers as well as travelers with pre-existing medical conditions. At American Visitor Insurance we have developed tools which make it easier for overseas travelers to compare plans offered by reputed companies in one screen. Along with the premium costs, we also highlight important details such as the co-insurance, renewability, pre existing condition coverage, PPO network ...

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International Student Health insurance for South Korean students in the USA

There are over Fifty thousand South Korean students currently in the US. A little over half of the students are in Undergraduate programs, while the remaining are split between Graduate students and students who are in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) status. South Korean students constitute the third largest group of international students after the Chinese and Indian students respectively and are about 5% of the international student community in the US.

South Korean students in the United States should ensure that they are properly insured. Most Universities offer student insurance, however the University insurance options are quite expensive. We offer international student insurance for Korean students which are cheaper than the University plans, while providing comparable coverage. Korean students can also buy the OPT student insurance plans by comparing the different OPT insurance options online.
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