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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 qualifies as CSI (comprehensive sickness insurance) in Switzerland? [migrated]

The UK requires CSI (comprehensive sickness insurance) for some certain documents. Their definition of what is and what isn't CSI isn't totally clear though. Here's an idea of what they say it is: ...
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Where to find or compare travel insurance for airline bankruptcy

I'm looking to buy travel insurance, mainly for the purpose of if the airline goes bankrupt. For information purposes, I'm looking to buy a ticket with British Airways at the end of the year mostly ...
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Canadian citizen needs insulin in US during lockdown [duplicate]

I am a 67 years old Canadian Citizen who came to US to visit my son on Feb 29th, 2020. Can't go back due to Covid19, how can I get insulin?
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Obtaining Domestic Travel Insurance During Covid-19

We booked a holiday cottage in the UK for the end of July 2020. We neglected to purchase travel insurance when we booked it at the start of 2020 (we've learnt from this mistake). We have already ...
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How to get insurance after trip extended due to flight cancellation, when existing insurance refuses to extend?

My wife (a UK passport holder) is in New Zealand and had her Emirates flight to Heathrow cancelled. Now her insurance company (Brokersure) will not extend her cover as she cannot get a flight until ...
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Flight cancelled - forced to extend time abroad. Compensation?

I booked an easyJet flight from London to Zurich several months ago. I also have an annual Coverwise travel insurance policy. I am a Swiss citizen but resident in the UK. I was scheduled to return ...
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As an expat, can you rely on travel insurance in case of the Coronavirus becoming a widespread major pandemic?

I was wondering, do regular travel healthcare insurance policies contain a clause which excludes coverage in extreme situations/disasters usually? I'm thinking about a global pandemic of the SARS-CoV-...
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Is it ok to have travel insurance from more than one company?

I currently own two credit cards in different countries (my country of residence and my country where I am a citizen of) and they both have free travel insurance included through different insurance ...
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Is there any international health insurance that pays first in most countries?

I am looking for an international health insurance, i.e. a health insurance, covering both outpatient and inpatient that pays first versus having to the patient pay first and get reimbursed. US and ...
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Is Revolut travel insurance eligible for only those registered under UK healthcare system?

As a Polish citizen, I'm using Revolut travel insurance. By reading the Help section, there is a note: Am I eligible for Revolut travel insurance? The cover is available provided that you and ...
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Car insurance for Northern Cyprus

I'm planning to rent a car in the Republic of Cyprus, and then, travel to the Northern Cyprus. Budget doesn't allow to travel to the Northern Cyprus, so either Europcar or Sixt is my choice. However, ...
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What recourse is available when a country's entry requirements change between flight ticket purchase and travel?

On February 2 2020 the Philippines announced it would deny entry to all non-Filipinos entering via China, Macau & Hong Kong with immediate effect, in an attempt to control the spread of the 2019-...
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Can I claim on my travel insurance if a country closes its border?

North Korea has closed its border to foreign tourists due to the new coronavirus. I had a tour booked in March, I have been told I will get my deposit back from the tour company if the border is not ...
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Travel insurance that covers a laptop

I'm about to head out on a trip via train to see a friend. I was planning on taking just the bare essentials (change of clothes and a sleeping bag), but said friend has requested I bring my gaming ...
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Is getting travel insurance in some way more important when visiting Uyuni than other typical touristic sites?

Is getting travel insurance in some way more important when visiting Uyuni than other typical touristic sites? I am currently shopping for Uyuni 1-day tours and often see some seemingly overpriced ...
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Asking whether I can apply for a health insurance with the link below

I would like to ask whether I can really get a travel insurance by simply fill the format here in the link below, receive a receipt via e-mail certifying the purchase of the insurance and traveling ...
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Do EU citizens need travel insurance when visiting Israel?

Do EU citizens need travel insurance when visiting Israel? The time between entry and exit is 10 days. Country of departure: Bulgaria Citizenship: EU
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Travel insurance for second leg of flight on account of missing the first leg of the flight

My friend is traveling from Guwahati in India to Mumbai in India and thence to Paris. The current situation in Guwahati is a bit volatile in that there is a curfew. I was wondering if there are any ...
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Am I covered to drive my parent's car while visiting?

I will be visiting my parents in Ohio and plan to drive their car while visiting. Is it common with US auto insurance to allow others to drive their car? If not, how can I get covered for this? I'm on ...
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Why should you have travel insurance?

I have been wondering this for a while. I imagine that when I greatly simplify things, the price of travel insurance consists of essentially two parts: what you are going to cost the insurance ...
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Travel insurance for jewellery and electronics

I want to do some long-term digital-nomad traveling, and one thing I don't know what to do about is how to insure my wife's engagement ring, or our laptop computers, phones, and cameras. I'm ...
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What dates to enter when purchasing travel insurance?

I'm getting quotes on travel insurance, specifically a one-way trip from Estonia to Australia (as we're moving there), and am a bit confused by what dates I should enter for the 'dates of cover'... ...
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U.S. Health Insurance for road warriors

I've begun to travel around the U.S. as an independent contractor. Conventional HMO and PPO medical insurance plans and policies for individuals (such as those available through healthcare.gov) all ...
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Short-term insurance Ontario, Canada (buying car before moving out of province)

I’m currently living in Toronto, ON but I’m planning to move to central BC in a few weeks. I’m planning on buying a new car and driving it from Ontario to BC and making a trip out of it. However, I ...
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Renting a car in the US without a US credit card

Consider the following scenario. A group of five people needs to rent a car (in California) for two weeks. Four people live outside the US (they came on a B1/B2 visa) and the fifth (temporarily) ...
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Obtaining travel insurance without permanent residency [duplicate]

I am looking to get full comprehensive travel (+ medical) insurance for my upcoming trip to Kenya. I have been looking around and comparing the various insurance companies but I keep running into ...
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Do I need an EHIC card if I have travel insurance?

I'm a British citizen going on holiday in a couple of days to an EU country. By not paying attention too closely, I've allowed my EHIC card to expire and won't be able to get a new one in time for my ...
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Travel health insurance [closed]

How does travel health insurance exactly work? As far as I've understood, I apply online for the insurance with some travel details, pay the related fee, receive the receipt in my mailbox, print ...
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Can I get temporary health insurance while moving to the US?

Soon, I will be moving from the Netherlands to the US on an H1B visa. My new employer in the US provides health insurance as soon as my contract starts. However, I will arrive one week before the ...
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Does travel insurance for short flight delays exist?

I found that some airlines tend to delay their flights often. Is there any travel insurance that exists for short delays between 30 min - 3 hours in the European area? Those delays are the most ...
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Does buying travel insurance for this trip make sense? [closed]

This is my first post on Travel Stack, thank you in advance for your help. I am an American traveler going on a 2-week trip and don't know much about travel insurance and whether it is appropriate for ...
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Does this count as “Sea kayaking”?

I am going on a cruise to the Fjords where I am going kayaking on the Nærøyfjord. (the pin is where I will be kayaking) The insurer (Post Office) says I need extra cover for "sea kayaking". Does ...
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Car insurance for UK to Iran trip [closed]

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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Do out-of-USA traffic tickets get reported to US insurers or DMV?

I got a ticket in Norway for going 6 mph over the speed limit. If I pay the ticket, will Norway report the violation to my insurance carrier or to the Department of Motor Vehicles in my home state of ...
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Providing proof of CDW from credit card when renting a car

According to this article on AwardWallet: The easiest and fastest way of obtaining proof of coverage from your credit card provider is to call the Benefits Administrator and request it. You can ...
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Stitches removal in south Korea [closed]

I suddenly had to get just some small stitches on my wrist and it has to come off in 10 days and I will be in Korea at that time so I was wondering where I can go get it removed and how much will it ...
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"Permanent resident of UK” for a British travel insurance in the US

I’m an EU national living in UK since 2017. However, I do not work - I am a student. I have a National Insurance Number and have been registered with a GP since 2017. I am going to the US soon and ...
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Is there a risk to write an invitation letter for a stranger to obtain a Czech (Schengen) visa?

TLDR: Online friend wishes to visit my country in EU and I have no experience with that. Please share your experience and advice. I have an online friend from Armenia who wishes to visit Czech ...
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Requirements to visit Italy

Greetings from Mexico. I am planning a trip to Italy, it will be my first trip to Europe with a duration of 6 days. I have been researching about the requirements that I must meet in order to make ...
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Car insurance covering UK kit car for travel in Italy, France and Spain [closed]

My wife and I are travelling to the UK to collect a car we bought with travel to Italy, France and Spain, for about a year. We both have good clean drivers licenses. I am 71 driving 54 years 1 ...
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Where should I get travel insurance for a Chinese student in Australia travelling to the USA and then travelling to China?

I am in the USA and my girlfriend (Chinese) is currently finishing her degree in Australia. To be clear, she is a Chinese citizen on an Australian student visa at the moment. She plans to fly from ...
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Long-term photographic travel insurance [closed]

The problem is simply put: how can I insure my photograpic equipment (3 dslrs, 7 high-end lenses) for months on end away from "home"? I am a UK resident but live on-and-off in Oslo, for more than half ...
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What constitutes a travel warning in the context of exclusion of travel insurance coverage?

My travel insurance has a standard travel warning exclusion that reads: We do not insure you for any event that is caused by or arises from you failing to follow advice or take heed of a warning ...
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Can I have a health insurance that starts later than the date I land in USA with a J1 visa? [closed]

I am traveling to USA as a research student with J1 visa. My university health insurance starts from 15th June, however I will land in USA on 8th June. Will that be a problem? Will the customs and ...
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Travel worldwide with car, car insurance? [closed]

How do worldwide travelers with own car go around insurance policies of their domicile country where car is registered? In my country, in order to renew your car registration I need to show up for ...
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Does non-EU citizen with UK residence permit need health insurance [duplicate]

Does a non-EU citizen living in UK as spouse of UK national with permanent residence permit need health insurance for a short stay Schengen visa?
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Do I buy travel Insurance for the length of my visit or the length of the visa?

I'm going for a conference which would last 4 days. Should I buy travel insurance for the whole 3 months of my Schengen visa or just the length of my stay (4 days)?
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US Healthcare consultation for visitors

I work in the US on a H1 visa and my parents are visiting me for a couple months. My mom has developed arthritis and I wanted to get second opinion from a doctor in the US. I understand healthcare ...
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Insurance against airline bankruptcy

So, WOW Air stops flying with zero notice. I believe that's the traditional notice, perhaps to preclude individual creditors’ attempts to attach aircraft before a general bankruptcy filing. We ...
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Travel insurance for potential snowy weather when driving using a rental

I'm planning a holiday to the Queenstown area in New Zealand, in July. The plan is to arrive in at Christchurch airport, pick up a rental car and drive to Queenstown and spend about a week driving ...

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