One of the requirements to be granted a Schengen visa for our last trip to the Netherlands was travel medical insurance. It is an assurance that if unexpected medical attention would be needed while on travel, we could manage and not be a public burden of the government, as should be. Wherever we travel, having this kind of insurance will give us peace of mind because we are prepared and will be properly taken care of in a foreign land, even though we don’t expect emergencies.