Welcome to the Travel Forums

Why join TravelBlog?

  • Membership is Free and Easy
  • Your travel questions answered in minutes!
  • Become part of the friendliest online travel community.
Join Now! Join TravelBlog* today and meet thousands of friendly travelers. Don't wait! Join today and make your adventures even more enjoyable.

* Blogging is not required to participate in the forums

Travel Insurance

Advice on whether to take out travel insurance - if i can even find cover for a long one-way journey!
5 years ago, February 2nd 2011 No: 1 Msg: #127977  
What are your thoughts on insurance for a long haul trip. I live in London, I will fly to Italy then from there to Kerala, India I am travelling overland from India back to my country of origin Australia. I am not returning to England and I am struggling with anyone insuring me because of this, annual insurance covers a limited amount of time in any individual country and I am not sure how long I will be in each place I visit.

What is the consensus do most people take out travel insurance for long trips (4-6months, possibly longer)?
Reply to this

5 years ago, February 2nd 2011 No: 2 Msg: #127998  
Please ignore I have since found a couple of companies that provide insurance for long trips one being on this site doh! Reply to this

5 years ago, February 4th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #128144  
Travel insurance is necessary.In addition to trip cancellation, most package plans offer coverage such as trip interruption, baggage, medical, dental, emergency evacuation, 24-hour traveler assistance, and accidental death benefits. Some package plans offer additional coverage such as rental car damage. And it is safe to take says Umberto Tassoni Reply to this

4 years ago, March 1st 2011 No: 4 Msg: #130120  
Hi Tashav! I am from Australia too, and just like all the other people who posted here, I believe that getting a travel insurance is very necessary, especially that you will be having a long trip all the way from India. I think it is better if you check this one out, it really helped me during my long trip from London: <snip> Hope it helps!
Reply to this

4 years ago, March 3rd 2011 No: 5 Msg: #130288  
N Posts: 3
A lot of travelers, including seasoned ones, often neglect travel insurance. They put off the decision in the belief that ‘it won’t happen to us’. The reality is that events like disasters and political upheavals happen without any prior warning.

Reply to this

4 years ago, March 23rd 2011 No: 6 Msg: #131821  
Travel plays vital role in every person's life. Travel insurance is very useful and necessary. There are many type of travel insurance like health insurance, accident insurance and so on. Insurance is one type of future saving for future. Reply to this

4 years ago, April 4th 2011 No: 7 Msg: #132877  
yes I agree as well - very important to take it even if it just for the sake of piece of mind;-) Annual insurance is really for people who go on holiday that dont last longer than 30 days in one go..You should check out RTW Insurance or backpacking insurance that is available from any company selling RTW tickets. It is more expensive I must say as risk is higher but in many cases it covers some dangerous activities like bungee jumping, river crafting etc so it is worth it if you are planning to have some fun on the way as well. Also when I lived in India 5 years ago I got some bad stomach bug and needed medical help very often and it was sorted with no problems ;-)
hope that helps,
B Reply to this

4 years ago, May 30th 2011 No: 8 Msg: #137452  

Travel insurance is now a important part of our life. It is very essential matter for us. Travel insurance is important part of spend a better holidays. Travel insurance is a type of insurance that covers medical expenses, financial defaults and other losses while traveling in country or internationally. If your plan is to stay at different places till long time then you should see other travel insurance which is better than simple travel insurance. some insurance companies provide insurance for more than 30 days in a year. Reply to this

Tot: 0.035s; Tpl: 0.01s; cc: 5; qc: 27; dbt: 0.0071s; 1; m:jupiter w:www (; sld: 2; ; mem: 1.3mb