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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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credit card insurance for Schengen visa application?

I have to apply for a Schengen visa for my Europe trip from Canada. I am a resident here in Canada with government health insurance. As part of my application requirement, I need to provide 'proof of ...
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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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Germany TK insurance in Italy

I am traveling to Germany with national visa (D) . I have TK insurance in Germany. I may also visit Italy (few weeks) for business meetings. While I am in Italy my TK insurance covers the Italy ? or ...
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Car rental prices different for foreigners

I am traveling to Florida from Europe in a few weeks and wanted to rent a car. I found the prices at Budget to be the best for what I want. But something seems off about the offer. I select the dates,...
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Does CDW insurance include TP option automatically in a car rental contract?

I see in a car rental contract that insurance is CDW. Does it mean that it includes TP (theft protection) option by default or I need to insist to see TP option in a contract with CDW?
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Foreign car insurance for Kosovo

My car Peugeot 3008 is registered as a truck. What is the price of the border insurance policy for Kosovo for 15 days or the price is the same - 15 Euro? I plan to buy it from PolicaOnline.
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Do I need a temporary car insurance and how to get one?

I'm in Texas, USA and I'm traveling to a different city where I'm going to be driving a friend's car for a few days. I hold a valid drivers license but no car insurance of my own. Am I required to ...
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Travel Insurance Requirement for Multi-entry Schengen Visa [duplicate]

If I am applying for a 1-year multi-entry Schengen visa, do I need to purchase travel insurance for the whole year or is it sufficient to purchase it only for the 1st entry period?
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Insurance for car rental in Costa Rica

I am currently in Costa Rica and the guy at the car rental place required us to buy insurance beyond the CDW. So what is actually required for a foreigner to drive a rental in Costa Rica?
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Motorcycle insurance when renting in the US

I am travelling to SanFran in march for a conference (from the UK). I would like to rent a motorcycle while I'm there but I don't know how insurance works. I assume I need 3rd party insurance in case ...
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“Cancel for any reason” travel insurance

Does anyone have any experience using "cancel for any reason" travel insurance (in particular in the UK)? My girlfriend and I are looking at booking a holiday for later this year, with the catch that ...
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Driving into a country potentially disqualified by credit card insurance

I've seen credit cards that prohibit using their automatic car insurance on cars rented in Italy—for example, American Express*. In this case, are there any issues with renting a car in, say, Austria (...

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