Russian tourist visa--health insurance
February 3, 2013 8:26 AM Subscribe
Traveling to Russia-what kind of medical/health insurance is it that is required for a visa? How can I get it?
posted by greta simone to travel & transportation around Moscow, Russia (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am applying at the New York ILS application center tomorrow for my tourist travel visa to Russia. I'll be going for 10 days in March. I have all my paperwork in order--oh wait, except what is this about needing health insurance that's valid in Russia? Some russian visa websites state that I need this, some don't. From the ILS website:
Health insurance. Health insurance policy must conform to the provisions of the Health Insurance of foreign nationals staying temporarily in the Russian Federation, approved by Government of the Russian Federation of December 11, 1998 № 1488 - for U.S. citizens and other states in the basis of reciprocity.
I'm currently using NY state Medicaid (Health Plus) and my travel partner has private insurance through his university employer. Do we need other insurance for our trip?
I see some basic travel insurance (not solely health insurance) policies that cover 'sickness, injury, or death'. Is that enough? If so, which company do you recommend using? The cheaper the better-I want the bare minimum to fulfill the visa requirements.
What am I supposed to do here? Our appointment is 10 am tomorrow, so I won't have very much time after companies open to make a call and ask and obtain extra insurance needed. I need to take care of this today.