It was once a dream, but now it’s becoming a reality: you’re finally visiting Paris and maybe even living there! Exciting experiences and opportunities undoubtedly lie ahead, but to get the most out of your time in Paris and to have a stress-free time, you need to plan ahead – and this includes thinking about your health, as so many of us often forget to do. To avoid spoiling your trip, it is vital that you make the necessary arrangements in advance.
Why choose international health insurance
Are you travelling or working in France? Or in Paris? The first thing to do before you is check that your insurance gives you proper cover when you are abroad. Many people don’t think about this, but it is rare for a domestic health insurance policy to cover you abroad.
If you are unprotected or have low cover, even small medical problems can become very expensive because you will have to pay for your treatment out of your pocket!
How to take out travel insurance in France?
As you may know, if you book your holiday with your credit card, you might be eligible for travel insurance. It can cover your medical expenses, your personal liability and your repatriation, etc. However, this type of cover is usually only valid for a certain period of time – often quite short – and is not suitable for expats. Furthermore, the deductibles/excess amounts are often high, while the maximum amounts of reimbursement tend to be low.
So before you go, check out the what your credit card guarantees and whether it meets your needs. Why not take out a dedicated travel insurance policy. Your health should never be neglected … especially when you are abroad!
For guaranteed peace of mind, we’d recommend using Mondassur, a travel and expat insurance broker. Get a free quote for your French expatriate insurance.