Insurance

Comprehensive travel-insurance to cover theft, loss, medical problems and cancellations is highly recommended. Read the fine print, as some policies exclude 'high risk' activities such as scuba diving and canyoning.

EU citizens are entitled to health care in public hospitals (present your European Health Insurance Card).

Check that the policy covers ambulances or an emergency flight home.

Keep all documents and bills if you have to make a claim.

Worldwide travel insurance is available at www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-insurance. You can buy, extend and claim online any time – even if you’re already on the road.

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