Posts Tagged ‘single trip travel insurance’

When to Choose Single Trip Travel Insurance Over Annual Coverage

If you’re planning a trip abroad in the near future, chances are you’ve been advised to purchase appropriate cover for the trip in case anything goes wrong. Travel, like life, is an adventure and therefore at times surprising and unpredictable. A good policy protects you against various possible trip-related financial and property losses, and helps ensure you receive the necessary services and assistance in case of accidents or medical emergencies. In short, having a policy, whether annual or single trip travel insurance, gives you greater peace of mind, enabling you to fully concentrate on your trip, whether it be for business or pleasure.

As with every other investment, however, there are many things to consider before purchasing your policy. If it is your first time purchasing a policy you could easily become confused or overwhelmed by the choices. One of the first decisions you need to make is whether to choose annual or single trip travel insurance. Both have advantages so considering your plans and your needs is the best way to make the right decision. Listed below are two instances where purchasing a single trip travel insurance makes more sense than purchasing an annual plan.

You are planning to take only one trip in the foreseeable future

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Getting Ready for a Trip to Latin America

Looking up what to take away on a backpacking trip is one of the most searched topics for people travelling to Latin America. And outside of documentation for your single trip travel insurance and passport, it can be difficult to discern what is needed and what is unnecessary. Stereotypes of Latin American countries as backwards places where you can’t find any of the conveniences of western Europe has led many people to bring far too much while on holiday. But some very helpful people have made it a point to make a note of what they’ve brought on every single trip. Travel insurance, passports, and small gifts for new friends? Yes. Large first aid and medical stashes? No. This article will take some of the best advice from these reports to help you pack for your trip to Central and South America.

First Aid Kits: Yay or Nay?

This one is really debatable, and really depends on how much time you’re going to spend outside of cities or towns. Those who are based at hostels or registered campsites, and just spend afternoons doing leisurely hikes in the nearby nature, might find a large first aid kit is excessive. Most medicines are available over the counter at any pharmacy or even at your hotel or hostel’s reception. However, prescription medications, or medications that you take every day, are definitely a good thing to bring; even though the prescription might be covered by your single trip travel insurance policy, it might be time consuming to fill.

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