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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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 I am travelling on my Canadian passport since my UK one is outdated.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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Reliable medical insurance for visiting Singapore? [closed]

We are planning to take stop over at Singapore for couple of days. Since we are traveling with two toddlers, I want to make sure to be covered for any medical emergency (as we are in US, I know how ...
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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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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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Liability insurance for frequent car rentals [closed]

I am planning to start renting cars month on month since my company would be reimbursing it. But they refused to reimburse for insurance. So I have to pay the CDW and Liability Protection from my own ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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. ...
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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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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 United States (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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Romania Long stay visa [closed]

I am struggling to find out about medical insurance for Romania long stay tourist visa. Can I get this in UK as I've been living there for the last 5 years but I'm leaving UK now. Please help me if ...
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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 ...