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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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Do I need a travel insurance if I'm having a transit flight in France (to outside EU)?

Do I need travel insurance if I have a transit flight of about 5 hours in France (to outside EU)? I'm not from one of the countries for which a Schengen transit visa is necessary, but I had a question ...
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travel insurance against changing covid conditions

Is there travel insurance, that would cover travel expenses in case that a change in covid regulations prevent me from taking a booked trip. Example: I book a trip to New Zealand in Feb 2023. New ...
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Do you need to add a day to travel insurance if your plane arrives a day later than departure?

Let's say you have a flight departing from the foreign country (for which you want to hold travel insurance) on day N, flight which arrive in your home country on day N+1. Do you specify the return ...
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Proof of insurance to enter Vietnam

I have read that, in order to enter Vietnam for a 2 week trip, I have to have medical insurance for Covid with a minimum coverage of $10,000. Finding such an insurance is not difficult. I have already ...
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Can I get health insurance for traveler in Japan with type 1 diabetes

So, I am from India and I have type 1 diabetes with no complications. I am looking for health insurances for myself during my stay in Japan which will be for 90 days at most. Can someone suggest ...
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Will I not be allowed to enter Germany without health insurance?

I have a flight for next month to visit Germany for about a month from the USA. I have the important things, such as a passport, ID, vaccinations, etc. I have been confused about this, so do I need ...
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Proof of travel insurance via credit card

I've booked a tour with the company Intrepid. They are asking for the policy number and proof of my travel insurance. I have travel insurance (including cancellation/interruption and accidents) ...
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Fully refundable travel medical insurance [closed]

I want to be able to cancel the insurance and get a full refund. Preferably until 1 day before it starts. Are there any insurance providers who offer such service? I'm not familiar with how this works
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Do consulates verify travel medical insurance?

I will need the insurance only for a week because I'll be spending a week there not 90 days but they want me to get the insurance for 90 days for some reason. If I buy it for a week and manually ...
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Is annual travel insurance like a membership?

I have a friend who is looking to go in-and-out of France for a 5 year period. France requires an insurance for the whole duration of the stay. We are looking for long-term travel insurance and only ...
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do cancelled festivals count among the covered reasons for travel insurance?

Let's say I was going to fly into Albuquerque, NM for the 2022 Albuquerque Balloon Festival and that the balloon festival was cancelled. At that point there'd be no reason to take the trip. If I had ...
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Can I cancel my axa travel insurance and how

I bought an axa travel insurance 8 days ago for my Greece trip. But now I got COVID and I'm trying to cancel it using their form: https://www.axa-schengen.com/en/contact-us However, they never allowed ...
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Any travel insurances covering canceled flights/trains before the day of departure?

Suppose we're dealing with the following scenarios (that actually happened to me): Being in the middle of a trip in the US, Amtrak canceled the train that I was supposed to take 10 days before the ...
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Travel Insurance covering Covid-related entry bans for US residents

We are traveling to Austria from the USA at the end of November. The travel insurance policies I have seen are confusing as to trip cancellation. Do any of the policies cover trip cancellation if a ...
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Wizz Air insurance policy

I booked a flight and together with the flight, I bought a travel insurance. However, I never got an insurance policy with my name and personal information on it: I just received the general terms and ...
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Is it possible for a citizen (but non-resident) to buy and insure an RV/Camper Van in Europe?

I have Italian citizenship but my "residence" is in Canada. It's where my driver's licence is based. I'm however planning to return to Europe on a long-term basis and am considering buying ...
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Recommendations for travel insurance which covers unattended stolen goods [closed]

I am an Australian citizen going interrailing in Serbia, Albania, Italy and Spain in a few days time. I need to bring my laptop to be able to work and I feel very scared that it will be stolen, lost, ...
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Does an EU citizen need to get health insurance before flying to London (2021 update)

I found an identical question asked 3 years ago here: Does an EU citizen need to get health insurance before flying to London? I'm looking for an updated answer valid after Brexit. In particular my ...
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Covid Travel Insurance

I'm planning a trip from the United States to Botswana with a stopover in South Africa in the second half of August this year. While I have no personal Covid concerns as I'm fully-vaccinated, I know ...
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How much is the insurance contribution of inbound travel insurance for Thailand [closed]

This is related to the new STV granted from Thailand and required for this Visa (see red link on page). Every report with experience by that is much appreciated.
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As a tourist in Canada: buy, borrow or rent a car?

With the Covid situation this is probably going to have to wait until 2022, but I can lay some groundwork for the preparations... I'm trying to sort out my options for travel in Canada when my wife ...
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What sorts of insurance can I get when using a service like AirBnb?

I recently ran into a situation when staying at an AirBnb where there was an overflow in a toilet, the homeowner blamed me, and tried to get a good deal of money from me through AirBnb. AirBnb found ...
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How to handle car insurance when driving a car around Central America?

Assume a French citizen and US legal permanent resident with no special visa, work permit, or residence in Central America, wishing to drive a car around the 7 countries of Central America for 1 or ...
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travel insurance against COVID-related cancellation/inability to travel

A student (not me) is hoping to travel from the UK to Canada to take up residence under a student visa in early January. They have a valid visa etc. etc., but at present there is a travel ban in place ...
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Costa Rican health insurance and tourist visa length

Costa Rica requires all persons entering the country to: have valid health insurance (that covers COVID-19) provide an outbound ticket (either bus or plane) Tourists visas are given to travellers ...
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Travel insurance (medical costs) when traveling from UK to Spain (Fuerteventura)

I am a UK resident (Swiss citizen) and will be traveling from the UK to Fuerteventura next week. At this point, the FCO advice is to avoid all but essential travel. The airline offers a free date ...
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Covid flight refunds from reseller very slow

I had books a set of flights that were due to occur in early April. When everyone started locking down the borders etc we cancelled them. Most were through an airline directly, and were converted to ...
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Buying a left-hand drive car in the UK for long European road trips

I live in the UK and have family in Salzburg, Austria. Whenever I see a cheap flight to Munich or Salzburg (before covid) I fly across the weekend and rent a car. I'm adding up my rental costs over ...
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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 any ...
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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 [closed]

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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