Health and Travel Insurance for Russia

If you are planning to travel to Russia, whether for work, school or fun, you should purchase adequate health and travel insurance. For some, insurance is mandatory – for instance, travelers from the European Union are required to have medical insurance for their visa (due to reciprocity for the insurance requirements of the Schengen Visa). According to the Russian Embassy, there are no specific requirements for the insurance, except that it be valid in Russia.

The US State Department has stated that “western medical care in Moscow can be expensive, difficult to obtain, and not entirely comprehensive.” Although US citizens are not required for their visa to have insurance before traveling to Russia, the State Department “strongly urges all travelers who visit Russia to purchase travelers’ medical insurance which includes coverage for medical evacuation.”

The Atlas International plan, health and travel insurance offered by International Student Insurance, provides comprehensive international coverage for inpatient and outpatient services, prescription drugs, emergency medical evacuation, repatriation, doctor office visits, etc. With this travel medical plan you can select the days of coverage to match your trip, ranging from 5 days up to one year, renewable for up to 3 years in total. Visit the Atlas International page to learn more, or to quote or buy online.

If you will work or live in Russia for a year or more, you should purchase long-term major medical insurance with Russian coverage. The Citizen Secure plan provides coverage for all medical providers in Russia and is a comprehensive annually renewable plan with $5,000,000 of coverage. Visit the Citizen Secure page to learn more or to quote or buy online.

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