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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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Damage insurance in a hotel (UK)

I am currently staying in a hotel in the UK, for business purposes (I have been invited to a university for research,and they booked the room for me). During my stay, I have caused by mistake the ...
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Travel insurance does not cover Spain. Will it be OK for a French Schengen visa

I am applying for a Schengen visa shortly at the French consulate in London through TLScontact. I plan to visit only France for 5 days. I have purchased a travel insurance from the Post office which ...
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Travel insurance to protect against non-traveling person death

I have a vacation booked for next month for which I was intending on buying travel insurance. However I just received news that means that I potentially have to cancel my trip in order to attend a ...
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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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Why does MC / Visa Exclude Jamaica from rental car insurance [closed]

Why is it that MC / Visa exclude auto-rental liability that is found in most other countries? I ask because: If there is something 'special' about Jamaica, I'd like to know It's $30 a day to buy ...
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Does travel insurance cover a leg for an unrelated airline?

I will fly THY from ORD to IST. I have to take another flight, with United, to get to ORD. I am buying the tickets separately because that will save me a lot of money. I am worried about the ...
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Health travel insurance for pregnant woman (34th week) and unborn baby

A Canadian woman is going on a trip to the USA, and the flight back to Canada is on the 1st day of her 34th week of her pregnancy. The pregnancy has been completely normal so far. Is there any travel ...
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Do I need Schengen travel insurance to visit Portugal if covered by the NHS?

I am a South African citizen living in the UK 22 years with indefinite leave to remain. Do I need Schengen travel insurance to go to Portugal if I'm covered by the NHS in the UK?
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Visiting doctors while staying in Australia?

My job takes my overseas -- sometimes very far away. For now my wife is pregnant and is around 19 weeks. She is coming out to see me a few weeks at a time, and is intending on staying until she is due ...
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Schengen travel insurance for couple

As per my understanding each individual is required to hold a travel insurance of 30,000 Euro for the process of application for a Schengen visa. However, The travel insurance that I have purchased ...
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Do rental cars in Virginia in the United States always come with minimum liability insurance?

If you rent a car in Virginia in the United States, will the rental (at no additional fee) always include a liability insurance for the minimum coverage required by law? I had the understanding that ...
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What's an “un-made up road” in terms of car hire insurance?

I'm checking the terms and conditions for various car hire insurance/excess coverage policies and I see a lot of lines like this one (this one from http://www.insurance4carhire.com): We will not ...
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Airlines refused Missed Flight Cover 10 minutes after departure

Recently with my 2 friends we've missed the flight from Rome (to another EU city) right at the gate in the following stupid way: arrived at the airport 2-3 hours before the departure (scheduled at 22:...
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In Hong Kong, is a medical questionnaire needed as part of buying travel insurance?

A Hong Kong resident and citizen, my grandmother bought travel insurance: that exclude pre-existing medical conditions that she does have from her agent with AIA in Hong Kong at a cost of $600 Hong ...
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Visa Approved at German Consulate with AXA-Schengen Europe Travel insurance? [closed]

So it seems that AXA-Schengen Europe Travel insurance might not specify the split between different benefits. They claim that they follow the Schengen policy for insurance. Did anyone get their ...
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Additional days for travel insurance for Schengen Visa?

I am travelling to Hungary for 8 days. Now I had bought a travel insurance for 8 days. On checking with some friends and VFS I found out that you need 15 additional days of coverage. Is that true? I ...
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Schengen visa insurance duration [duplicate]

I am applying for a tourist Schengen visa type C. It is unclear if they will grant me a multiple entry visa. My currently planned trip lasts for 30 days. So what should be the duration of the ...
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EHIC while interrupting studies? [closed]

I'm a German citizen and a student in the UK. I'm currently interrupting my studies for half a year and I'm planning to live in Germany for that time. Do you know if EHIC will still cover me during ...
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What documents required in order to pass by car from Russia to Mongolia?

For example, a Spanish citizen with his 1971 S.E.A.T. 124 (Spanish-made fiat 124), is travelling from Spain to Mongolia via France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, ...
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Does using International SOS amount to having travel insurance?

If a business has a contract with a company such as International SOS, does this amount to having travel insurance? Or could the individuals traveling for work with this business still be liable for ...
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Air travel without known date

I am planning a year long trip from the USA to Israel in the near future, however due to personal reasons I may have to delay the trip from anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. That being the ...
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Where can I purchase health insurance for an elderly relative (80+) visiting the US?

Does anyone know how to, or have experience of, obtaining health insurance for elderly visitors to the US? A relative who is over 80 may be visiting from Ukraine (most likely a tourist visa, so not ...
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Is it practical to find travel insurance that has no alcohol-related exclusions?

CHOICE travel insurance buying guide mentions alcohol-related exclusions for insurance: Alcohol Cover for overdoing it on vodka and Red Bull and float-tubing down a river in Laos isn't ...
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What happens to plane tickets in case of airline bankruptcy?

I am sometimes eyeing tickets that are a far bit in advance and in some cases I know the airline that is selling the ticket / operating the flights is in economic trouble. If I have a ticket for ...
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Is it practical to find travel insurance that provides a large amount of cover for disability?

Does travel insurance often provide a large amount of cover for disability caused by an incident while travelling? The brochure linked to from this travel agency gave a value in the tens of thousands ...
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ACA requirements when travelling for more than 330 days [closed]

My wife and I are both U.S. citizens and plan on quitting our jobs and taking a year long trip around the world starting in September. That means we'd be without ACA health insurance for 4 month in ...
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Does the nationality of an EHIC card need to match the nationality of the passport?

When the UK leaves the EU, I am planning to get an Irish passport. I am not eligible to get an Irish EHIC because I am not a resident of Ireland. So I am wondering, can I use a UK EHIC with an Irish ...
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With which countries does Canada have reciprocal health agreements?

Is there a list somewhere? Please notify me if it is the provinces that are responsible, because I know that the provincial, and not the federal, government operates healthcare for Canadians.
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How to choose international mountain insurance, mostly for Europe?

There's a saying 'Better safe then sorry', and unfortunately, I was too lazy to follow that rule in the future. I live in Central Europe, which gives me an opportunity for quick, few-days trips to ...
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Does insurance for expensive Items in checked luggage exist?

While I plan to travel with a desktop computer in checked luggage, I am yet to find an insurance that covers much of significant value. We have coverage that comes with credit cards with limits of $...
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Do I need rental insurance when renting a car in the USA?

We're from the UK renting a car in Texas with Enterprise, though I'm also interested in other companies. No where online can I find what coverage or liability we'd have if we didn't take out one of ...
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Travel insurance while spending 4 months in the US?

I've typically taken out annual travel insurance for any trips abroad, at around £40-80 a year based on travel plans. But with my renewal fast approaching, I've realised that the 4 month training ...
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Travel to USA — how much medical insurance is enough? [closed]

My in-laws (66 and 69) will be visiting the US soon. Given the high cost of medical care in the US, what is the minimum amount that any insurance policy they buy should cover for medical care? I've ...
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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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Are there any non-obvious differentiators in travel-insurance policies?

My family in the US will be taking a vacation to western Europe later this year, and I'm looking for travel insurance. I found this comparison tool and used it to get quotes, and I got about 50 ...
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Motorcycle insurance in Southeast Asia

When you rent a motorbike in almost every South East Asia (SEA) country you have no insurance at all (i.e. Vietnam, Indonesia, etc). I assume that this is due the fact that the renter has no insurance ...
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Request a letter verifying international health coverage and benefits from BlueShield BlueCross for Schengen Visa

Per Schengen visa requirements (article 15) any traveler must have a medical insurance with 30000 EUR coverage. The permanent resident in the US has BlueShield/Bluecross coverage with the BlueCard ...
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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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Minimum amount of days travel insurance policy should cover for Schengen visa?

My father in law is travelling to France, for 4 days, (01/07-04/07). Is there a minimum duration for which the travel insurance needed to apply for a Schengen visa must be valid? In other words, can ...
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My current insurance doesn't fulfill the requirements for a Schengen visa. Can I buy extra insurance in addition to my existing one?

I am living in the US (in fact, even considered resident for tax purposes, I had been here for a long time; citizenship is Vietnam) and planning to travel to the Schengen region in July-August. I need ...
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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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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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Car or Motorbike Insurance in UK for Business Visa visitor from India

What kind of insurance do I need to drive/drive a car/motorbike in UK if I am visiting on Business Visa? I have International Driving license from India.
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Vehicle Insurance for UK Residents in Canada looking to ship our VW over for 10 to 12 months?

Myself and my wife are planning a trip to Canada for 10-12 months. We are hoping to ship our vehicle over from the UK and use it for tourism-related purposes throughout our stay. We are struggling to ...
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Do cyclists need liability insurance in Lithuania? And if so, where can I buy one?

I plan to visit Vilnius and hire a bike for city tour. The safety guide says that the third party liability insurance is mandatory in order to use the service. How can I purchase this kind of ...
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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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Do I need travel insurance for France on an Airport Transit Schengen Visa?

I'm Indian and have an Indian passport and I'm travelling to Chile. I have a 6 hours layover at France have an Airport Transit Schengen visa. Do I need a travel insurance? Will I be allowed if I don'...
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What extra insurances are sensible for car rental

I'm looking to rent a car for a short trip and find that the price displayed comes with only a very basic insurance. Insurance upgrades are then offered for a typically hefty fee. What insurance is ...
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UK car short term insurance of a non-UK car

I want to borrow a car of a friend in the UK on a regular, but only daily basis for traveling. I searched the internet for possible short term insurances. The car is registered in a EU country (...
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Purchasing travel insurance while already abroad

I am in the USA from the UK on business and have used the opportunity to take some holiday in the US before the work related part of the trip. There was a mix-up before I travelled and I was ...

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