Properly insured abroad

Love, a job, a university course, or maybe a sabbatical – there are plenty of reasons for spending time abroad. SWICA offers you almost as many possibilities when it comes to finding the best possible insurance cover for your stay abroad. By choosing the cover that is right for you, you can be certain that the months you spend abroad will become cherished memories.

Holiday or short stay abroad

Emergency situations abroad

Wherever you decide to spend your holidays or happen to be on business, the santé24 telemedicine service is there for you around the clock.
Medical treatments and the recovery or repatriation costs you may incur are covered and arranged by SWICA. Customers can contact SWICA's emergency call centre to access these services. The services approved and provided by santé24 are covered by SWICA under the VACANZA insurance and any other policies concluded with SWICA.
The benefits to which you are entitled depend on the sum insured and insurance term you have chosen.


SWICA emergency call centre 24/7

Phone +41 44 404 86 86

Regular stays, and stays lasting several months or longer

Would you also like to enjoy optimum cover in the event of accident? Find out more about accident cover abroad and about the INFORTUNA supplementary insurance plans (private patient cover worldwide in the event of accident). However, you can also include accident cover in the COMPLETA TOP, OPTIMA or BestMed plans.

Covered in the event of accident at home and abroad

Do you have any questions about topics relating to a planned stay abroad?

You can contact SWICA by phone, 24 hours a day. Free 24-hour hotline: +41 800 80 90 80

Go to contact

What our customers have to say.

André Eiermann
«I landed, together with my wife and daughter, in Tokyo. My plan was to spend five months in Japan preparing for the World Barista Championship. Just a week after we arrived we were delighted to discover that my wife was pregnant. Thanks to fantastic support from SWICA, all of the doctor's appointments in Japan – so far away from home – went smoothly. And all the associated costs were also covered. This meant that my wife was able to enjoy her pregnancy and I was free to concentrate fully on preparing for the championships. Incidentally, thanks to my intensive preparations I came 10th in the world championships. Since then I have travelled all over the world for coffee.

Recently SWICA was able to help me again. I needed some documents for my Russian trip and SWICA sent all of them to me overnight. One phone call was all I had to make. Thanks to SWICA’s speedy support I was obtained my Russian visa in good time and was able to make my presentation in Moscow as planned.»
Ali Tuygu
«It was at Christmas. We were abroad and had forgotten to take our little daughter’s medication with us. Thanks to sante24 we were able to pick up the medication at the nearest pharmacy. You can always rely on SWICA and sante24!»
Edith Bino
«I had an unpleasant experience abroad when my insulin pump suddenly packed in. The foreign bureaucracy meant that it was far from easy to get hold of two different kinds of insulin and pens. So I eventually ended up in the emergency ward of a large hospital, where I quickly realised just how spoiled we Swiss are. The silver lining appeared after I came back home and sent the bills to SWICA. There were simply no questions or quibbles. The costs were reimbursed to my account after just ten days!

I can't thank SWICA enough for what they did. If you suffer from a chronic illness, you can count yourself lucky to have an efficient and understanding health insurer. Thank you very much.»
Nick Schoberth
«I’m never really ill, but during my summer holidays the SWICA helpline provided me with rapid straightforward help, even though I was abroad at the time and in a different time zone.»
Raffaele Genna
«I really value the great assistance and support. After a skiing accident in Austria I didn't know what kind of accident insurance cover I had. A call to SWICA later on in the evening provided the information I needed and meant that I was extremely well looked after.»