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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What was an insurance vending machine at an airport and how did it work?

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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Are there any Canadian credit cards that offer medical insurance over 30 days?

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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Credit card vs insurance company medical insurance

Does anybody have any experience making a claim with a credit card company as oppose to an insurance company package & what are the differences between the two. Particularly ones available to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to insure checked luggage?

I know that you are not supposed to put valuables into checked baggage, but in some cases it is necessary. For example if you have large valuable items that do not fit in carry-on or if you have ...
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Non-owner car liability insurance companies in the US

I am going to rent a car for four days in the US (Colorado) and I need liability insurance. I am European and I don't own any car, so I don't have any liability insurance. My credit card covers CDW ...
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UK to Iran by car - insurance question

My husband and I are Australians who want to buy a car in the UK and drive it to Iran through Europe (incl. Eastern Europe), Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan etc. We want to leave ASAP once we have the ...
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Insurance against flight delays

I am flying into CDG Paris and have a TGV train to another French city. I paid well in advance for both flight and train sometime ago to get the best possible prices. I thought I had time to clear ...
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Is there a resource that compares travel insurances?

Is there an online resource that compares travel insurances. I am particulary interested in flight (cancelation, delays, etc), health aspects and of course overall value for money.
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How to speed up an accident insurance report in case of an accident in another EU country than your own?

So far I had two car accidents when abroad in the EU. Each time it was a no-brainer that the other party was responsible. The first time I stood in a traffic jam, while being rear-ended from behind. ...
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Which countries in Southeast Asia require travel insurance proof?

I've heard that some countries may require some travel insurance proof when entering to the country. Which countries require that and what kind of insurance? Do they accept any standard travel ...
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Is there travel insurance for missed flights?

Our family will be going to Rome this November. As in a previous question, I am worried about missing my return flight home. Is there travel insurance that will help us find a return ticket home if ...
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Camper vehicle supplemental insurance in New Zealand

We need to buy camper collision and liability insurance for our rented camper in New Zealand. The camper company excludes any loss due to renters violating local road rules and causing an accident to ...
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Does the ACA provision about pre-existing conditions apply to visitors to the US?

Travel insurance with a pre-existing condition does not mention ACA--not surprising since it was posted in 2011. I know that the Affordable Care Act stopped payers from considering pre-existing ...
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Is there a car-rental scheme that works worldwide?

Personally, I find it quite an annoyance to deal with car rental. I always end up singing a two sided paper with small print, simply because I am to tired to bother. That this is naive approach was ...
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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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Travel insurance against death in Europe

Generally, does travel insurance cover death? (I mean such that the beneficiary would get a lump sum, €100,000 or whatever you signed up for, in the case of accidental death while on the holiday.) If ...
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How to get travel insurance for a trip beginning in India and ending in the UK

I am a UK citizen who has been working in India for the last year. When my contract ends I am going to travel from India to Nepal and then back to India over the next two months, before flying back to ...
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Is health insurance obligatory in Ireland for non-job seekers/non-workers? [closed]

I live in Germany and here, if someone does not work or is NOT on jobseeker status, he or she should pay their own health insurance. Its actually illegal not paying some form of personal health ...
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Do I need a (European Auto Insurance) Green Card while driving inside the EU?

I purchased a new car and have registered it in Germany. I want to use it to travel to the Czech Republic, but I haven't received the Green Card from my car insurance company. Would this be a ...
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American citizen expat traveling to USA, how can I get liability auto insurance?

I'm an American citizen, but I live in Germany and do not own a car (and thus do not own a car insurance policy). I'm going back to the US over Christmas and want to rent a car, but I don't want to ...
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Entering the EU with insurance info on cellphone

My question concerns entering EU via Sweden to get to Helsinki, I have given all the documents (invitation, contract of my house, bank account, etc.) to my friend. She has printed all of them. I have ...
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Travel insurance for someone residing in UK under biometric residence permit

I am an American citizen residing in the UK under a biometric residence permit. My husband is a UK citizen and I have a national insurance number. Wondering if i need a special type of travel ...
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Mastercard Black travel Insurance in UK

My mother in law is traveling to the UK (Britain and Scotland) and bought her ticket using a master card black. I know this means she is covered by the master card black insurance. Will this be enough ...
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Insurance for skydiving in USA as a UK citizen

I'm a UK citizen currently living and working in the USA for the duration of this summer. I'd like to do a tandem skydive in the next few weeks, but my current insurance policy (Post Office Travel) ...
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UK medical Insurance [duplicate]

I am 70 years of age, born in U.K., but now Canadian citizen. I receive a pension from U.K. (Senior Citizen). Do I need medical insurance to visit U.K. for 3 weeks?
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Do I actually need an EHIC?

From what I've understood, the health security systems in EU are cooperating, so if I have public health insurance in one country, I can, when it's urgently needed, use medical services in the other ...
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What are the major 'types' of insurance offered with car rental and what does each one mean in practice?

I'm travelling to Italy (Naples) with my boyfriend in a couple of months and we need to organize car rental for the trip. My parents told me to 'get comprehensive insurance' / make sure we're covered ...
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Is an Australian travel insurance company right not to honor a cancellation claim even if I can't enter the country while pregnant?

So I've booked tickets to Malaysia about a year ago after we found some super cheap tickets (non-refundable, non-changeable). A couple of months after booking the ticket, I got pregnant, and will be ...