Travel and health insurance
Travel Insurance is not included.
The family of the participant may already have adequate family travel insurance. If not, take out travel insurance before travelling. Travel insurance can be obtained through travel agents or through airlines (linked to ticket purchase) or through credit card payments for travel. Check with insurance brokers. If the family of the participant does not already have a family travel insurance policy this may be the moment to consider taking out such a policy.
If the participant is not a national of one of the 28 countries of the European Union [E.U] or Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland:
Adequate health insurance cover must be taken out before travel. This health insurance must cover all costs of medical treatment, hospital treatment and repatriation. IntoFrance, must be informed, before arrival in France, of all details of such health insurance and most importantly the Emergency contact telephone numbers and email addresses. We advise that all relevant paperwork (medical bills, prescriptions, and pharmacy receipts) be retained as this may help in collecting reimbursement from the insurance provider.
If the participant is a national of one of the 28 countries of the European Union [E.U] or Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland:
A European Health Insurance Card should be obtained for the participant and the participant should have this card with him/her on arrival in France. This will cover medical treatment in France through the French Social Security system under the same conditions as those applicable to French citizens. This European card replaces the old E111 form. For more information on the European Health Insurance Card click here.
Please note that IntoFrance will not advance any funds for doctor visits, other medical costs, hospital costs or repatriation costs.
It is always advisable to travel with copies of important health documents, particularly details of blood type or allergy treatment, and have them easily accessible or leave them in the care of your host family.