Buying financial protection to protect against problems which may arise on a trip, including but not limited to theft or injury.

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How to choose a good travel insurance policy?

When looking for travel insurance, there is a dizzying array of companies, policies, plans, restrictions, and conditions. What should a short-term traveler look for in an insurance plan? What things ...
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How to choose international mountain insurance, mostly for Europe?

There's a saying 'Better safe then sorry', and unfortunately, I was too lazy to follow that rule in the future. I live in Central Europe, which gives me an opportunity for quick, few-days trips to ...
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Do cyclists need liability insurance in Lithuania? And if so, where can I buy one?

I plan to visit Vilnius and hire a bike for city tour. The safety guide says that the third party liability insurance is mandatory in order to use the service. How can I purchase this kind of ...
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Does insurance for expensive Items in checked luggage exist?

While I plan to travel with a desktop computer in checked luggage, I am yet to find an insurance that covers much of significant value. We have coverage that comes with credit cards with limits of $...
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Travel insurance while spending 4 months in the US?

I've typically taken out annual travel insurance for any trips abroad, at around £40-80 a year based on travel plans. But with my renewal fast approaching, I've realised that the 4 month training ...
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Travel to USA — how much medical insurance is enough?

My in-laws (66 and 69) will be visiting the US soon. Given the high cost of medical care in the US, what is the minimum amount that any insurance policy they buy should cover for medical care? I've ...
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Are there any non-obvious differentiators in travel-insurance policies?

My family in the US will be taking a vacation to western Europe later this year, and I'm looking for travel insurance. I found this comparison tool and used it to get quotes, and I got about 50 ...
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Use insurance provided by employer when applying for a Schengen visa

I am in the process of applying for Schengen visa, and one of the requirements that I found is Travel insurance with benefits coverage of 30,000 Euros. My current employer provides me with two types ...
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Is there a difference in insurance coverage when booking cars through Priceline/Hotwire, rather than booking directly on the rental company's website?

I was checking the car rental prices for priceline, hotwire (as a search engine) and on individual websites. The rates don't change much but what changes is the Loss Damage Waiver fee. Priceline/...
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Do I need rental insurance when renting a car in the USA?

We're from the UK renting a car in Texas with Enterprise, though I'm also interested in other companies. No where online can I find what coverage or liability we'd have if we didn't take out one of ...
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What car rental insurance should I get if my credit card provides some coverage?

I don't own a car and want to rent one in the US (California). I will be renting for 3 days. I am enrolled in the American Express Premium Car Rental program (the card is also issued in the United ...
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Getting insurance for a motorbike in Germany

I'll be going to Germany (Munich) next week and my plan is to buy a motorbike and then drive it back to Sweden (where I intend to keep it, register at the local DMV etc.). I'm unclear how such a ...
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Motorcycle insurance in Southeast Asia

When you rent a motorbike in almost every South East Asia (SEA) country you have no insurance at all (i.e. Vietnam, Indonesia, etc). I assume that this is due the fact that the renter has no insurance ...
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Request a letter verifying international health coverage and benefits from BlueShield BlueCross for Schengen Visa

Per Schengen visa requirements (article 15) any traveler must have a medical insurance with 30000 EUR coverage. The permanent resident in the US has BlueShield/Bluecross coverage with the BlueCard ...
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Travel health insurance in Europe that does not require European Health Insurance Card

I was looking for a new travel insurance policy recently for travel within Europe and what I was never aware of is that many insurance policies require you to have an European Health Insurance Card (...
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Are there any airlines which refund fare (including economy class) fully in case you don't get visa?

I'm an Indian. I'm planning to book a journey from Mumbai to Johannesburg, South Africa and back (conference visa). I looked at refundable tickets, while they are priced higher, they give you half ...
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Incomplete insurance (for Schengen visa)

My situation is as follow. I am living in the US (in fact, even considered resident for tax purpose, I had been here for a long time; citizenship is Vietnam) who is planning to travel to the Schengen ...
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Minimum amount of days travel insurance policy should cover for Schengen visa?

My father in law is travelling to France, for 4 days, (01/07-04/07). Is there a minimum duration for which the travel insurance needed to apply for a Schengen visa must be valid? In other words, can ...
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Where in Europe can I purchase a car without residency?

I am not a resident anywhere, but I am a New Zealand citizen. I plan to travel for the foreseeable future, mostly in Europe. New Zealand citizens enjoy good visa-free access to many countries, so it ...
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Do I need travel insurance for France on an Airport Transit Schengen Visa?

I'm Indian and have an Indian passport and I'm travelling to Chile. I have a 6 hours layover at France have an Airport Transit Schengen visa. Do I need a travel insurance? Will I be allowed if I don'...
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Does the AXA-Schengen Europe Travel insurance satisfy the German consulate's insurance requirements?

I just purchased AXA-Schengen Europe Travel insurance, and am applying to the German Consulate for my Schengen visa. These are the requirements as stated by the German Consulate for the insurance ...
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Mitigating the Caribbean Hurricane season (2016)

We would like to visit a Caribbean island (currently looking at either somewhere in the Bahamas or Puerto Rico, but totally flexible) in the last week of August (EG Smack in the middle of hurricane ...
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Do I need Health Insurance to Qualify for a US Visitor's Visa?

I will be going for a US visitor's visa (non-immigrant B1/B2) interview in Bern and have all the necessary documents but just remembered I do not have international travel insurance. Is it required ...
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Car or Motorbike Insurance in UK for Business Visa visitor from India

What kind of insurance do I need to drive/drive a car/motorbike in UK if I am visiting on Business Visa? I have International Driving license from India.
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Vehicle Insurance for UK Residents in Canada looking to ship our VW over for 10 to 12 months?

Myself and my wife are planning a trip to Canada for 10-12 months. We are hoping to ship our vehicle over from the UK and use it for tourism-related purposes throughout our stay. We are struggling to ...
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Schengen visa help! Two insurance, different dates?

I will be participating in a student conference in Germany. I will need a visa for this, hence a need for travel insurance. The organization that invited me already provided insurance. However, the ...
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Will I be covered under the UK Health system?

I am an Australian resident but a British Citizen. I currently hold a British passport and receive a small British pension but do not pay any British taxes. I have cancer and I am coming to the UK to ...
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Comprehensive health and travel insurance that meets NZ Immigration requirements

I'm going with a Working Holiday visa to NZ for a year. I'm starting to look for health (or travel) insurance in my country (Chile) to leave with a little more peace of mind. When I was looking for ...
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What extra insurances are sensible for car rental

I'm looking to rent a car for a short trip and find that the price displayed comes with only a very basic insurance. Insurance upgrades are then offered for a typically hefty fee. What insurance is ...
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Is medical insurance mandatory for entering the Schengen area if you are not required to have a visa?

For nationals that request the Schengen visa, the traveller must have insurance that covers, for a minimum of €30,000, any expenses incurred as a result of emergency medical treatment or repatriation ...
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Are there any legal requirements for renting a car in the US as a foreigner?

I am planning a road trip in the US with some friends and plan to rent a car for the purpose. Are there any legal requirements for renting a car. Do they require a US driver's license? Do I have to ...
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UK car short term insurance of a non-UK car

I want to borrow a car of a friend in the UK on a regular, but only daily basis for traveling. I searched the internet for possible short term insurances. The car is registered in a EU country (...
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Purchasing travel insurance while already abroad

I am in the USA from the UK on business and have used the opportunity to take some holiday in the US before the work related part of the trip. There was a mix-up before I travelled and I was ...
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Options for Mexican car insurance? [closed]

What are some of my options for obtaining Mexican car insurance? I know that as you approach the border, every other store seems to sell it but I have never stopped in to ask about rates. I also found ...
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Travel insurance for person living in UK but not technically resident

Many UK travel insurance providers require the policy holder to have lived and been registered with a GP in the UK for at least six months. However, I have only lived in the UK for two months (prior ...
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When canceling a flight purchased with miles, do I get the miles back?

It seems that when you buy a flight using miles, trip insurance doesn't restore or pay for the miles spent purchasing a flight, at least when purchased through a third party. Is it possible to ...
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What extra benefits are there in getting travel insurance if I have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)?

I've got a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and only plan to travel around the EU for the foreseeable future. I read another answer that quite nicely covered the details of what the EHIC covers, ...
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Dual Canadian and British citizen - healthcare coverage in the UK?

I want to know if I am entitled to medical assistance in the UK while visiting for 3 weeks in June. I am travelling on my Canadian passport since my UK one is outdated. Thank you.
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Can I use Missed Flight Cover to change the date of my ticket?

I would like to change the date of travel on my ticket. With EasyJet it costs much. In fact £45 is more than the price of the ticket itself so getting a new tickets is cheaper. However, when I ...
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Luggage-only insurance when traveling around the world?

I want an insurance that covers my belongings only. I already have a international travel health insurance, hence I do not need some link or recommendation to do-it-all packages (i.e. insurance for ...
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Auto insurance for visitors? (Washington state, US)

If I have a visitor from abroad, do I need to add them on my auto insurance policy temporarily for them to be able to drive in Washington state? I'll double check with the insurer, but I would like ...
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Expedia Travel Insurance in Stereo

I cancelled flights on Spirit booked through Expedia with travel insurance. I find myself with two different policies; one with Aon visible on the Expedia site, and one with AIG that showed up with ...
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Insurance claim for cancelled trip due to sickness

I came down with food poisoning a few days ago and was unable to begin my trip (multiple days driving + trains, boats). I had to cancel the trip literally on the morning I was supposed to leave and ...
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Should I use an online broker to buy travel medical insurance or Should I buy from the insurance company website?

I will be travelling to United States to join a graduate program. I need to buy travel medical insurance for three weeks as I will be an early arrival student. I am thinking of buying Atlas Travel ...
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Where to buy Schengen insurance in Istanbul?

I am in Istanbul (but not Turkish citizen) and want to apply for a Schengen visa. A mandatory document for the visa application is travel insurance valid for Schengen states. Where can I buy the ...
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What is the AXA Schengen Insurance office phone number?

I made the payment for a Schengen (Europe Travel) visa at the AXA-Schengen website, but haven't yet got (it has been five hours) any insurance documents by email. How long should I wait? They don't ...
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Renting a car in europe while living on a working visa in the US and having a European drivers license

I both have a European and an US drivers license and I'm currently living and working in the US, I still have my European passport. I would like to rent a car during the holidays back in Europe, can I ...
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Cancel WizzAir flight for which I have a travel insurance for no real reason

When I bought my ticket, I also bought the travel insurance option, which said that I can cancel my flight and get a refund. Now I've read that you only get the refund if you have a serious problem (...
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Professional Camera worth ($14000) needs insurance on travel to Japan [closed]

I'm looking for travel insurance for my camera and equipment which is worth a significant amount of money while traveling to Japan. I've looked at World Nomads, AIG, travelguard but they they don't ...
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What is the average cost of a medical evacuation?

Many travel insurance plans include coverage for medical evacuation to privately transport you to your home country if you get seriously ill while abroad. What does this type of evacuation generally ...