Why is travel insurance important?

 

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died yesterday, March 5, 2013. If you are traveling through Venezuela right now your trip/itinerary will probably be affected. This is just one of many reasons why it is important to purchase travel insurance before traveling. It will protect you against the unexpected.

Reasons to buy travel insurance
1. Your flight has been cancelled.
2. Your bags are lost and your medication is in it. You need to have an emergency prescription filled.
3. Your passport and wallet are stolen, and you need emergency cash and a replacement passport.
4. You’re involved in an accident and adequate medical treatment is not available. You need medical evacuation.
5. You need to cancel your trip due to illness.
6. Your cruise line, airline or tour operator goes bankrupt. You need your non-refundable expenses covered and to get to your destination.
7. You have a medical emergency in a foreign country.
8. A terrorist incident occurs in the city where you’re planning to visit and you want to cancel your trip.
9. A hurricane forces you to evacuate your resort, hotel or cruise.

For those looking for good insurance companies I recommend this article: Frommers.com’s Top 8 Travel Insurance Providers. It gives you great tips on how to pick the best policy.  We recommend (and use) the The Travel Insurance Center.

Posted on by Joanne Castillo in Latest News, Recommendations, Travel Tips 6 Comments

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Joanne Castillo

Joanne has experience in local, regional and international development affairs. She has lived and worked in the USA, Europe and Latin America. She is bilingual in Spanish and English with working knowledge in French, Italian and Portuguese. Joanne evaluates each activity and ensures their sustainability and low impact to the environment while supporting the local people. Joanne has traveled the world and decided to join the team when she traveled to Venezuela, fell in love with it in 2008.

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