Information for au pairs

Gain international experience as an au pair! Living with a host family will give you the opportunity to get to know everyday life, language and culture in another country in a very intensive way. Whether it is childcare, language courses, activities with your host family or new friends in your free time - you will discover your host country from a completely new perspective and gain experiences for life!

Au-pair with child

In order to be able to embark on this adventure with complete peace of mind, reliable insurance cover is particularly important. After all, you can also fall ill abroad and there are many other risks against which you should insure yourself.

Here are a few practical examples:

  • During a ball game the child's glasses are hit and break.
  • After a bicycle accident, you will need lengthy dental treatment.
  • When preparing lunch, you burn yourself on the stove and need medical attention.
  • You are seriously ill and a member of your family wants to come and see you.
  • Your baggage is stolen on the train on the outward journey.

We therefore recommend that you take out complete cover, including health insurance, personal liability insurance, accident insurance and assistance insurance.

All these insurances are included in a PROTRIP-WORLD insurance package. If you are under 29 years of age, you can even get PROTRIP-WORLD at a special rate.

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How do I find the right insurance?

In some destination countries - for example in Germany - the host family takes care of the insurance and pays for it. In other countries you have to take care of your insurance yourself. If friends or your au pair agency recommend an insurance to you, please check if this insurance meets your requirements.

Here are some questions that you should clarify before taking out an insurance:

  • Does the insurance meet the requirements of the destination country?
    You can get information on this e.g. from the responsible embassy or consulate.
  • Are the benefits of the health insurance sufficient?
    A good health insurance should offer you protection in case of illness and accident and cover medically reasonable return transport. Furthermore, the costs for individual treatments should not be limited and illnesses should not be generally excluded from the insurance cover.
  • Is there protection in case of interruption of your work, for example for a holiday?
  • Does the insurance also cover sports accidents?

Please also note our information on

Au pair insurance in Australia.

Our recommendation

The PROTRIP-WORLD insurance for au pairs adapts to your travel plans. You have the choice between different travel regions and you can also flexibly choose the scope of insurance: PROTRIP-WORLD always includes a strong international health insurance. We especially recommend au pairs to supplement their insurance cover with the Comfort or Plus Package to be able to travel and work without worries. The two packages differ in the scope of the liability insurance. The Plus Package includes a higher basic insurance sum and covers, for example, the risk of losing your keys and damages arising from an act of favor.
If you choose a PROTRIP-WORLD insurance package, you benefit from the following insurance coverage:

International health insurance
Return transport
Contact in your native language
24-hour emergency hotline
Travel home in case of emergency
Travel insurance for holidays up to 6 weeks during the stay
Liability insurance
Accident insurance
Baggage insurance

You will find a detailed list of benefits at benefits overview.

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Prior to your au pair placement

Many embassies require an insurance certificate as a prerequisite for granting visa. So make sure to purchase insurance in time. Should the stay abroad be postponed to a later date, you can always adjust the insurance period respectively. In this case, all you need to do is send us an email prior to the planned day of departure. Where you notify us after the originally planned day of departure, you need to provide us with proof (passport copy or ticket).

During your au pair placement

Should you need medical treatment during your stay abroad, we will be happy to assist you via chat, email or phone. we will explain what you need to know when visiting a doctor abroad. You will also find all the details in our section What to do in the event of a claim. PROTRIP-WORLD is valid in the area of validity of your choice (Europe, worldwide without USA and Canada, worldwide incl. USA and Canada). In addition, accidents and emergency treatments are also covered worldwide and in your home country during holidays with a duration of up to 6 weeks.

After your au pair placement

You should always keep your insurance certificate since the authorities in a number of home countries require proof of insurance for the time spent abroad.
Do you require advice?
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