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Questions tagged [insurance]

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 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 US on a H1 visa and my parents are visiting for couple months. My mom has developed arthritis and I wanted to get second opinion from a doctor in US. I understand healthcare costs are ...
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How to buy a car for a road trip in the United States?

For tourists coming to the US, getting a car is a great way to get around, especially if you want to see the national parks. Rental, especially for younger drivers, can be very expensive, so buying a ...
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Jamaica Auto Rental Insurance

I made a reservation through Expedia for thrifty.com auto rentals in MBJ. I bought rental car insurance from Expedia and read the insuror's fine print. There was a point about not covering damages ...
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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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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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Where in Europe can I purchase a car without residency?

I am not a resident anywhere and plan to travel for the foreseeable future, mostly in Europe. My country has good visa-free access to most of Europe, so it is conceivable I could remain without any ...
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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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Where should I buy travel insurance if I'm living in the UK on a work visa?

I currently live and work in the UK but I'm not a permanent resident. I'm scheduled to submit my documents for a (French) Schengen visa application in a few days and one of the requirements is travel ...
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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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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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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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Getting travel insurance for multiple travels in a month

I have travel plans via air in a particular month where I will be going to and fro between two places. If I book tickets via online travel agency (Yatra/MakeMyTrip), they offer me to get travel ...
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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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Schengen Visa Application - Travel insurance

I am planning to go to germany for 5 days, but my insurance policy is good for 15 days, will it be a problem on my visa application? The first application was refused so i decided to shorten the ...
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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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Recommended car insurance for driving Iceland golden circle in Winter?

I was originally going to be visiting Iceland in October but my trip has been delayed to January/February timeframe, which would be mid Winter. Iceland car insurance has a dizzying array of options. ...
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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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How do I acquire health insurance for a 2 week trip to Romania [closed]

I am traveling to Bucharest Romania for a 2-week vacation. I'm wondering if health insurance is a good idea
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How to choose a good travel insurance policy?

When looking for travel insurance, there is a dizzying array of companies, policies, plans, restrictions, and conditions. What should a short-term traveler look for in an insurance plan? What things ...
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Will Brexit make a difference to my EU/UK NHIC? [closed]

As a UK citizen living in Spain, how will brixit affect my health insurance cover here? Currently we just pop on down to the local doctors, NHIC card (national health insurance card) in hand, and hey ...
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What about long-term travel insurance, like if you’re going to be overseas for more than a year? [closed]

What about long-term travel insurance, like if you’re going to be overseas for more than a year? I tried to buy insurance but it’s only good for under 365 days.
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If you are planning to be away for a long trip (possibly a year or longer), do you need to have domestic health insurance with the ACA requirement?

If you are planning to be away for a long trip (possibly a year or longer), do you need to have domestic health insurance with the ACA requirement? Or would your travel medical insurance be enough?
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Is a travel insurance from World Nomads valid as health insurance for Schengen visa?

I will be traveling 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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On which basis should I decide for a travel insurance for Nepal?

I am from Germany and I will go trekking in Nepal in March for 3 weeks. I want to have health insurance in that time. While the health insurances within Germany are super similar, I have no idea about ...
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Should I provide my insurance policy number after returning a rental car without any damage (USA)?

A car rental company charged me with a security deposit when I was renting the car. I returned the car in original condition and with extra gas in the tank. They have not returned my security deposit ...
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Emergency Care Clarification for Visitor in UK

There are a few questions here about emergency care for visitors in the UK accessing the NHS. None addressed my question. From the NHS website: Unplanned treatment on a temporary visit to England ...
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Schengen visa (Germany) travel insurance valid long than trip

Will there be an issue if my travel in the Schengen area is December 5-15 and I have a travel insurance (50,000 Euro coverage) for December 5-25?
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Schengen visa help! Two insurance, different dates?

I will be participating in a student conference in Germany. I will need a visa for this, hence a need for travel insurance. The organization that invited me already provided insurance. However, the ...
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Rentalcars full coverage insurance

I rented a car abroad at www.rentalcars.com and also purchased the full coverage insurance. When i returned the car i bumped into a pole and damaged the car that happened at the last day of the ...
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Do all hospitals and doctors in the USA accept travel insurance?

I know that different doctors and hospitals work with varying number of insurance companies. However, I haven't seen any doctor or hospital listing that they accept any traveler insurance plans. Does ...
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Is travel insurance valid if the flight dates got rescheduled by the Airline?

AirItaly has some changes in their flight schedule and broke my itinerary which might already make me pay a lot to schedule other flights in my journey and spend money on hotels etc. But with regard ...
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How to get medical insurance for a Singapore layover?

I am travelling to Australia from Europe, with a layover in Singapore on both legs of my travel. On my outbound trip, I have a 15-hour layover and I will surely visit the city; on the return, I have ...
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When canceling a flight purchased with miles, do I get the miles back?

It seems that when you buy a flight using miles, trip insurance doesn't restore or pay for the miles spent purchasing a flight, at least when purchased through a third party. Is it possible to ...
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Should I purchase rental car insurance? What protection does my credit card provide?

We just arrived in Hawaii this afternoon, and when I went to pick up the rental car, I discovered I hadn't done my homework with regard to the insurance options. I recall that my credit card will ...
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Duration of insurance for Italy visa

The checklist for Italy visa from Mumbai states the following regarding travel insurance: "Covering travel period with coverage of Euros 30000 inclusive of a repatriation clause. Minimum 10 days ...
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Mitigating the Caribbean Hurricane season (2016)

We would like to visit a Caribbean island (currently looking at either somewhere in the Bahamas or Puerto Rico, but totally flexible) in the last week of August (EG Smack in the middle of hurricane ...
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I am filing a travel insurance claim. When should I cancel my reservations?

My cruise was canceled due to a hurricane, which should be covered by my travel insurance. I requested compensation for the flight and hotel reservations that I no longer need. I sent them proof that ...
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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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How to make sure health-care bill in a foreign country is paid?

My mother traveled from India to the Czech republic on holiday. There, she required emergency healthcare. The hospital staff was friendly and efficient; the health issues were quickly resolved. Now, ...
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Liability car insurance when visiting Europe from the US

I am visiting England soon and renting a car. I'm very confused as to car insurance while vacationing. I live in the United States and have car insurance and credit cards. I am covered for "Collision ...
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Driving with a rental car from Larnaca to Northern Cyprus [duplicate]

I am travelling to Republic of Cyprus. I am planning to rent a car in Larnaca and travel to Northern Cyprus as well. I have called several big rental companies (Hertz, Sixt, Europcar) and learned that ...
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Lesotho third-party car insurance [closed]

Has anyone any experience or knowledge regarding third-party car insurance in Lesotho? We are traveling to Lesotho for 4 days, and it seems like our current car insurance company (Santam) does not ...
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Unexpected medical costs - Canadian resident - Las Vegas, USA

My son went to Las Vegas with a friend in November 2017, and of course they were at a casino where their room was, but my son's friends forgot to register my son as well and they lost each other as ...