Schengen visa - An overview
The Schengen Agreement that was originally signed on 14 June 1985 by Five European Union members has now been broadened to include 26 European countries. These 26 Schengen countries have between them a population of over 400 million. These 26 Schengen countries have officially removed all border restrictions between their mutual borders which allows international travelers to travel in these 26 countries without any border crossing restrictions.
The following nationalities need the Schengen visa
even for short visits. However for longer visits (more than 90 days) almost non Europeans including US citizens need the Schengen visa. Travel insurance while made mandatory for foreign travelers for getting a Schengen visa is any event very important given the high cost of healthcare in Europe. The travel insurance plans that we offer work for travelers of all nationalities.
Buying travel insurance for Europe and for Schengen countries on a website called Americanvisitorinsurance.com may appear contradictory. However while we mainly offer travel insurance for visiting the US, we also offer international travel insurance and Schengen visa travel insurance which are designed specifically to meet Schengen Visa requirements.