Insurance

If you’re skiing, snowboarding or trekking, ensure your policy covers helicopter rescue and emergency repatriation. Most standard policies don’t cover many outdoor activities; you’ll need to pay a premium for winter-sports cover and further premiums for adventure sports like bungee jumping and skydiving.

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

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