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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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 ...
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Tourist traveling back to US with big amount of medical bills, will immigration hold him from the airport? [duplicate]

My father-in-law was hospitalized for a heart attack. He doesn't have money to pay all the outstanding bills and did not reply to any bills. He wants to return to the US but without travel insurance. ...
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Travelling back to US with unpaid hospital bills [duplicate]

About a year ago I visited my US, and needed emergency treatment for a small accident. My insurance company refused to pay for it, and I am unable to cover the bill. it's not a large amount, but large ...
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Does travel insurance covers hiking on high altitudes are participation in shamanic ceremonies?

I think that general answer is: "read the small print" I'll take my chances and ask if a generic travel insurance would cover: hiking on Inca Trail? (up to 4200m altitude) drinking ayahuasca? (...
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Assuming I have Irish car insurance, do I need to buy extra coverage when renting a car in Portugal?

I live in Ireland. I want to hire a car on holiday in Portugal in August. Do i have to take out the insurance from the hire company or will my car insurance from Ireland cover me in a hire car?
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Insurance for connecting flight on separate bookings

I found a connection that would save me several hundred dollars to build my own connection with two plane tickets. First flying on Delta and then onward on JetBlue to reach my destination. I know its ...
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travel insurance only for missed or canceled flights [duplicate]

I am traveling to Indonesia the next month and I am told that flights are often delayed or canceled. Therefore one can easily miss a connection or miss the first (already paid) night in some hotel. I ...
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Do US citizens need to purchase US health insurance while traveling abroad, under the rules of the Affordable Care Act?

I am currently a US citizen traveling without insurance for 3 months. I am no longer employed but plan to be again soon after I return. I understand that, in the past, I needed "creditable coverage" ...
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Visiting Monaco as an EU citizen — what to think about?

I've never been outside of EU, so I could really use some advice before I put myself in a bad situation. I'm thinking about going to Monaco for vacation for a couple of days at the end of June. If ...
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Dubrovnik, Croatia to Kotor, Montenegro on a Sunday

We are looking to travel to Kotor from Dubrovnik on 27th September (a Sunday). We won't be in Dubrovnik until noon, so we will miss the regular bus to Kotor (the last one seems to be at 11am on that ...
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Buying Travel Insurance Whilst Abroad (UK Citizen)

I'm in a bit of a bind. I'm a UK Citizen in Colombia at the moment and planning to stay for a few more months, with no precise leaving date. I'm currently insured on one of Virgin Travel Insurance's ...
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Guatemalan car in the U.S

We are U.S./Americans, living in Guatemala...we want to vacation in the U.S. this time by DRIVING up through Mexico and then to the U.S. We have Guatemalan D.L. and current insurance. Mexico ...
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Foreign car insurance for Kosovo?

I might need to drive through Kosovo in the next couple of weeks. I have checked my car insurance policy and there it is stated that in Serbia only the parts under control of the Serbian Government ...
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Is there any travel insurance where I don't have to be registered with GP?

I'm Indian citizen, staying in UK on ICT Tier 2 short term and planning to apply for Schengen Visa. In order to apply for Schengen Visa I need travel insurance, hence I checked few travel insurances ...
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Can I be sure of insurance coverage as a rideshare passenger?

@colorant’s answer refers to an offer by BlaBlaCar of “24€ pro Person 4 freie Plätze” for Amsterdam to Hannover. Rome2Rio by car from Amsterdam to Hanover estimates 60€-85€ (and admittedly 19€ for ...
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Is a travel insurance from Worldnomads valid as Health Insurance

I will be travelling to Germany next Monday, I have not bought the health insurance yet. I come from Brazil (Brazilian). Is a travel insurance bought from WorldNomads valid as a health insurance for ...
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Rental car insurance in Australia

My wife and I intend to spend 2 weeks in Australia and to rent a car for most of that period. We will be travelling in the country between Sydney - Canberra - blue mountains - Sydney. We do not expect ...
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What would happen if a foreign national got in an accident driving my car? [closed]

In Florida, foreign nationals can drive cars with their International Driver's Licence. My brother is visiting me here in Florida and he asked if he can drive my car. What would happen if I gave ...
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Car rental insurance in US with Canadian hired car

There are a few posts around car rental insurances here on Travel but my situation is a bit unique. Some facts... Flew into Vancouver, Canada from New Zealand with my wife and 6 month old and hired ...
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Insurance for campervan in NZ

I am traveling to New Zealand in May 2012 (I am a US citizen). I have been looking for a campervan to rent. Unfortunately, insurance seems to be quite expensive (or not very good. Some liability is up ...
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What good is travel insurance?

I am non-EU citizen living in Europe for number of years. I have been an extensive traveller within EU countries. I have often wondered what the good of travel insurance is when travelling within ...
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Travel insurance with a pre-existing condition

I have ulcerative collitis. It's not particularly bad. I'm trying to get travel insurance for two different holidays (one to the US and one to China/Japan). Unfortunately having ulcerative collitis ...
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Expensive travel insurance due to my medical history [closed]

3 years ago I had a malignant melanoma removed and have had no recurrence since. However when I try to obtain travel insurance I am either refused point blank or I have to pay way over the odds. It ...
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Travel Insurance for my parents visiting the U.S [closed]

My parents are visiting the U.S. and are planning on staying for a few months. I was wondering what are some of the (reputable /trustworthy) health insurance companies in the U.S. that can provide ...
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If my Schengen visa insurance expires on the day of my departure?

It's my first time to Europe and I'll be applying for a Schengen visa. I bought a travel insurance. On my coverage letter, it says the expiration date is Aug 20th. However, that's the date of my ...
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What was an insurance vending machine at an airport, and what kind of insurance did they sell?

The action of the 1952 novel Prisoner's Base takes place in 1952 in New York. In chapter 15, the author writes in the voice of one of the characters: Some chauffeurs of PD [=police department] ...
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Long Term Travel - what insurances can / should I get?

I'm a freelancer in the field of software development and I'm planning to travel to different places, but also continue working. I'd expect to stay at a certain place (country) for 1-3 months. Pretty ...
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Where can I get insurance for travel in late pregnancy?

My wife and I need to travel to the United States, but she will be 30 weeks pregnant by the time the trip ends. In addition to it being a very good idea in general, the US effectively requires travel ...
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Differences between travel insurance issued by a credit card as opposed to an insurance company? [closed]

Does anybody have any experience making a claim with a credit card company while using their travel/medical insurance as oppose to an insurance company package & what are the differences between ...
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Are there any Canadian credit cards that offer medical insurance for 30 days for the secondary user?

I've been looking around for a Canadian credit card that offers out-of-country medical insurance for at least 30 days. I notice a lot of cards have 7 days or less. Does such a card exist? A card will ...
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How to decline CDW and LDW when booking a car online?

In a couple of months I will be traveling to Portugal, and I need to rent a car. Since I have a MasterCard Platinum, I can get coverage and save some money by declining CDW and LDW. From MasterCard's ...
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To Apply for a visa: need “one-year health insurance” - but can only book insurance for 365 days

I wish to apply for a working holiday visa for France. One of the requirements in order to get the visa is: "Compulsory one-year health insurance (covering all risks of sickness, maternity, ...
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Third Party Transit Insurance - Aussie Registered Car Travelling Via Singapore, Malaysia Into Thailand

I am planning a one-way trip with my private Aussie registered car shipped to Singapore, then transiting Singapore, Malaysia then imported into Thailand. The overland trip by car is something I want ...
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Travel Insurance for US Citizens for a year-long trip

In a few months, I will be going to Australia on a Work and Holiday Visa for a year to travel and work. I am looking for a place to get health/travel insurance for my time there. Does anyone know of ...
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Renting a car in the USA — how to know costs for the legal minimum liability insurance, before arriving for pickup?

I have found that in the USA, advertised car rental prices do not include liability insurance. When I arrive to pickup the car, I always have to pay an extra x $/day so I can legally drive. This is ...
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Name (or search terms etc) for enhanced travel insurance for locations with travel warnings

I'm trying to research options for enhanced travel insurance that is valid for regions with cautionary "advise against non-essential travel" warnings. Every approach I've tried had found nothing, ...
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Car insurance in France for 100 days

We are travelling to France for an extended stay which is over 90 days (~100). Our motor insurance only covers for 90 days out of UK and have told us they cannot extend this period. Could I cancel ...
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Should I get travel insurance for a trip booked as a mileage award?

My wife and I are planning a trip as a "babymoon," and are hoping to fly using award flights as we have more than enough miles - but as my wife is pregnant I am nervous that something might happen and ...
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How can I decide if should I get travel insurance on my trip to Osaka?

I have a 2.5 week Osaka vacation soon (May 30 - June 16), and I was wondering if I need travel insurance. I won't be doing any hiking or any physically demanding activities, so I was wondering if it'...
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Travel Insurance for when you are not returning to your country of departure

I'm seeking some advice on travel insurance. I'm a South African citizen currently residing in Thailand. I'm leaving Thailand to go back to South Africa but will visit some countries in Europe on my ...
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Do I have to pay import duties on items replaced overseas by travel insurance?

I am on an overseas holiday and had an unfortunate incident where I lost my DSLR. Luckily it seems to be covered by my travel insurance. If I buy a replacement camera (identical to lost articles) will ...
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LDW / LIS for US car rental booked in UK

If I book a rental car for a week in the US through the US website I can pay about $300 which becomes more like $550 if I take Loss Damage Waiver and Liability Insurance. But if I book from the UK ...
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Schengen travel insurance for 3 entries

I have obtained Schengen tourist visa last year and I got single entry visa for 30 days stay. This year I plan to visit Schengen as well as Greenland and Faroe Island and my plan is - Schengen (5 days)...
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Are you likely to be asked for medical travel insurance when visiting Israel as a Russian citizen?

I'm going to visit Israel for a couple of days. I am a Russian citizen and don't need to get a visa. How high is the probability that I'll be requested to show any kind of medical travel insurance? ...
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Will local contact numbers for travel insurance during a US visit simplify the process of visiting a doctor/hospital?

We are a family of 4 visiting the US this year. Some years back we were in Boston, and one of the kids (about 18 months at the time) came out with chickenpox. Which of course is a big deal in the US ...
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Travel insurance for elderly visitor from Georgia to UK

I am preparing documents for a family member from Georgia to visit me in the UK for a period of about 1 month. He is a citizen of Georgia and lives in Georgia. I am a UK citizen residing in the UK. ...
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Is there a cheaper alternative to car rental insurance in Mexico?

I'll be arriving in Guadalajara, Mexico tomorrow, and I want to rent a car. The Orbitz web site gives me a US$9/day option from Allianz. Then when I got to the rental agency, they told me the ...
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Insurance for travel to the USA while pregnant

I'm five weeks pregnant and accompanying my husband to the USA for two months. Can I get medical insurance? If so, what companies, premiums and coverage?
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Why is travel insurance recommended when there's reciprocal health care?

In Health care for Australians in New Zealand, it says Because Australians temporarily visiting New Zealand are eligible for publicly funded health care on the same basis as New Zealand ...