It is highly advisable that au pairs have a valid health, accident and personal liability insurance during their stay in their host country. In most countries, it is compulsory for host families to take out insurance for their au pairs and to bear the relevant costs.
Insurance regulations vary from country to country: in some countries, au pairs may be co-insured with their host families. In other countries, host families must take out an individual policy for their au pairs. Au pairs who come from the EU are possibly automatically insured for stays in other EU countries.
In our section Info host countries host families and au pairs will find insurance regulations concerning the relevant host countries.