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Travel: Classic travel insurance


We all love holidays, but if you fall ill abroad, you’ll have comprehensive cover in case of emergency with our flexible Travel insurance plan.

It doesn’t have to be anything dramatic, but you can fall ill even on holiday, during a stay abroad or on an around-the-world-trip. For example, what if you suffer a burst appendix? An appendectomy is a routine operation in Switzerland and costs around CHF 4,000. However, in the USA it costs up to CHF 30,000. Your basic insurance covers only double the amount of costs paid in Switzerland, so approximately CHF 8,000. You have to pay the difference, which in this case would be up to CHF 22,000. The Travel holiday insurance plan covers you against the financial consequences of emergency treatment abroad.

Benefits of Travel

  • Covers all the costs of emergency treatment abroad
  • Pay benefits for transport costs and search and rescue operations
  • Sanitas Assistance is on hand 24/7 to support you in case of medical emergencies

How to take out the Travel plan

You can take out travel insurance directly online – on a weekly basis for up to a year. You pay CHF 12 a week for individuals or CHF 30 a week for families. Important: travel insurance is only valid if you take it out before you leave.

Many of our insurance plans can be taken out online. Would you prefer to speak to someone from Sanitas customer service? Then give us a call Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm: 0800 22 88 44

Rapid assistance abroad

If you have an accident or fall ill abroad, Sanitas Assistance is on hand to help. Our medical hotline organises your support and care, covers all advance payments and organises transport, including return travel to Switzerland. Sanitas Assistance is a great help if you’re unfamiliar with a particular country’s healthcare system or are travelling alone. Hotline: +41 44 446 47 47