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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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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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Can I insure a US visitor on my UK Vehicle?

I'm a UK Citizen and own a car registered and insured in the UK. I have a friend who is planning on visiting from the US, entering as a tourist. They have a US driving licence. We would like to take ...
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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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Driving with a rental car from Larnaca to Northern Cyprus

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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Rental Car Insurance in Jamaica

My trusty Visa card has insured all my rental-cars. It seems that Jamaica is problematic and Visa will not be insured. Based on my reading and Google search, I am under the impression that the ...
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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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Jamaica Auto Rental Insurance

I made a reservation through Expedia for thrifty.com auto rentals in MBJ (Montego Bay, Jamaica airport). I bought rental car insurance from Expedia and read the insurer's fine print. There was a ...
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Where to buy US repatriation and evacuation insurance only?

I am traveling to the US on a J-1 visa. My university provides medical insurance, but no emergency evacuation or repatriation, both of which are mandatory for the J-1. Where can I buy these two ...
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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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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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Travel insurance and no regular insurance?

I am currently insured by my employer but I'm planning to quit and backpack for three months through Asia and Europe. I am relocating from Asia to the UK. At the end of my trip, I will be insured ...
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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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Getting insurance for a motorbike in Germany

I'll be going to Germany (Munich) next week and my plan is to buy a motorbike and then drive it back to Sweden (where I intend to keep it, register at the local DMV etc.). I'm unclear how such a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any airlines which refund fare (including economy class) fully in case you don't get visa?

I'm an Indian. I'm planning to book a journey from Mumbai to Johannesburg, South Africa and back (conference visa). I looked at refundable tickets, while they are priced higher, they give you half ...
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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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From whom can I buy travel insurance if I don't “live” anywhere?

I am an Australian citizen, currently living in Singapore and I want to travel through Europe and the USA over the next six months. I will be leaving Singapore permanently and my intent is to ...
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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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Does a UK (Natwest) Mastercard cover insurance for car rental in the U.S

I'm in the U.S. and (fairly spontaneously) intending to hire a car from Hertz or Avis for about 5 days. I'm intending to pay for this with my UK Natwest Mastercard, and since I don't have any of the ...
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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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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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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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