Insurance

Comprehensive travel insurance to cover theft, loss and medical problems (as well as air evacuation) is strongly recommended.

  • Some policies exclude potentially dangerous activities such as scuba diving, motorcycling, paragliding and even trekking: read the fine print.
  • If you plan to hire a motorcycle in India, make sure the rental policy includes at least third-party insurance.
  • Check in advance whether your insurance policy will pay doctors and hospitals directly or reimburse you later.
  • It’s crucial to get a police report in India as soon as possible if you’ve had anything stolen; insurance companies may refuse to reimburse you without one.
  • Worldwide travel insurance is available at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings. You can buy, extend and claim online anytime – even if you’re already on the road.

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  • Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover theft, loss and medical problems, ambulances, emergency flights and more.
  • Buy, extend and claim your worldwide travel insurance online anytime – even if you’re already on the road!
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