Why Travel Insurance?

Some people think their regular insurance might cover them abroad, but they don’t know for sure, and they certainly don’t know the details. They might think that paying for a trip with a credit card gives them insurance coverage. Sometimes they’re right, but only up to a point. These policies aren´t created by travel experts, and the holes in them are often too big for comfort.

Without real travel insurance coverage, you can find yourself in the position of owing a lot of money for medical or legal expenses. With Erika Travel Insurance, you don't have to worry. Where other insurance companies try to avoid compensating travelers, we make a point of helping out – even with smaller things like lost luggage, missed flights and pickpockets.

Service & safety

For more than 20 years, Erika has offered tailor-made coverage to students and au pairs abroad. Local staff members at the destinations are familiar with our coverage and procedures. Should something happen, someone on the spot can direct you to the right place or make that urgent call to our assistance team.

Protect your investment

This insurance coverage is unique. Not only does it cover medical expenses abroad and travel costs, it can also refund the missed part of the course or program due to a medical issue.


Medical Coverage

When you’re abroad, things aren’t like they are at home. The climate and the food can be different, and, although you might think nothing will happen, you can be sick or have an accident. A simple doctor’s visit, which you normally wouldn’t pay for at home, can suddenly cost you $500. It’s always better to be well protected.

As long as you are abroad and on the program, you are covered for any new illness or accident. We cover a doctor’s visit and also any medicine the doctor might prescribe. Hospitalization and physical therapy are covered as well. Should you need to be flown home due to a very serious medical condition, we will organize the flight back and pay all costs related to the evacuation. Should you be hospitalized and in a life-threatening condition, we will cover flight and hotel costs for two family members to come stay with you.

We do not differentiate between public or private care. In the US, we have access to one of the largest networks of doctors and hospitals. When visiting a doctor who is part of the Aetna network, you won’t have to pay for the visit yourself and then do the paperwork to claim back the cost.

Family Emergency – Program Interruption

Should an immediate family member become critically ill or pass away, there is a possibility that Erika will cover the cost for you to fly home. If you interrupt the program for this reason and don’t go back to your destination, then the unused part of the program fee is also covered.

Some of our policies also refund missed days during the course if you’re sick or have had an accident and can’t go to school. A medical report is required, and you need to have been sick for at least 3 days. Should you miss half of the course due to medical reasons, you can get a whole new course. Just book the same type of course again with EF, and we cover the cost.


The most common type of delay we come across is your baggage upon arrival. This is covered on the outbound flight, and we cover expenses incurred if your bag is delayed more than 24 hours. There are maximum coverage limits, but the important thing is to keep receipts of clothes and other necessities. You can also claim some costs related to delays due to weather or technical issues.

Liability & Legal Coverage

Should you happen to damage someone’s property or injure another person and be held liable, you can contact us. Depending on the circumstances and how the incident took place, it is possible that we will cover the costs you have paid to a third party. There is also coverage to cover lawyer fees in case you need legal assistance.

Assistance Around the Clock

Help is never more than a phone call away. We have assistance partners in different locations who are available 24 hours per day, every day of the year.