3.3 What are the requirements for the insurance?


Due to a regulation of the European Union (Decision 2004/17/CE of December 22nd 2003), there is a requirement to hold travel insurance, which is a compulsory document.

The travel insurance should be:

  • Valid for Schengen area if you apply for short stay visa
  • Valid for Hungary if it is required in the document list and you apply for long stay visa

Your travel insurance must be valid with a minimum cover of € 30,000 in order to face any expenses that may arise in connection with your repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention, or emergency hospital treatment. The travel insurance should fully cover the period of your stay in the Schengen Area.

A self-service insurance desk is available in TLScontact for the applicants who wish to purchase Schengen insurance for their visa application. Insurance products offered by the website meet Schengen insurance requirements. For more information, you are invited to visit the Travel health insurance page. Service provided by third party.