Did you buy travel insurance?
Replies: 22 - Last Post: Jan 24, 2013 7:11 PM Last Post By: evanandkrista
Jul 20, 2012 9:44 PM
Jul 21, 2012 2:14 AM
Jul 21, 2012 6:30 AM
2Male, 37, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Argentine and hell yes I got insurance. If anything got robbed that was going on the home and contents insurance from my family home but you need that travel insurance in case you need repatriating on a plane if it all does wrong (If you break both your legs you cant just hope you can get bulkhead seats on an earlier flight). Got a mate who managed to break both his arms in New Zealand a few years before I went and it cost his mum thousands as opposed to him paying a few hundred.
Jul 21, 2012 7:14 AM
Jul 21, 2012 9:48 AM
4Yes, female, 38. I always have an insurence except for Europe (where in majority of countries I am covered by my home insurance).
Jul 21, 2012 10:21 AM
Jul 21, 2012 5:39 PM
6Are you male or female? Female
Did you buy travel insurance? My bank provided it for free
What regions/area you traveled? South America
Jul 21, 2012 6:35 PM
Jul 21, 2012 11:47 PM
8Never heard of health insurance been required anywhere? I have travelled through Europe and never been asked to prove i had insurance... what countries are these?
Jul 21, 2012 11:52 PM
Jul 22, 2012 12:27 AM
Either I didn't do enough research or options to US citizens are more comprehensive than what is available internationally, but my traveler insurance included medical, including all extreme activities up to 6000m (necessary since I climbed just past that limit) and included baggage coverage, which was invaluable when my camera, tablet, and iPod were stolen.
As a result, I already have recovered the cost of the insurance based on one health incident and the theft.
Jul 22, 2012 3:34 AM
11#8 I've never heard of anyone being asked to show proof of travel insurance, but AFAIK the Netherlands is one country that officially requires travellers to be covered for basic medical costs. And that's the way it should be, why would the national health system (which is build on the substantial monthly - and compulsory - premiums paid by residents of that country) have to pay for the medical treatment of a foreign traveller who wants to save a few (literally) bucks?
Another thing you may want to get insurance for is repatriation to your home country.
Jul 22, 2012 6:17 AM
Jul 22, 2012 7:57 AM
Jul 22, 2012 8:00 AM
14Had a comedy incident in Andorra. Cut my hand and needed a tetnus jab. I told the doctor that I had left my E 111 back in the hotel, he told me not to worry because it wasn't valid in Andorra anyway and I'd have to make an insurance claim.
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