Travel without it, may be risky.
Most say it's important to have travel insurance.
Lonely Planet recommend travel insurance.
And we all wish, we never have to really use it.
The bad aspect: The 'Bad' traveller
The truth is, one reason we pay alot, is because of all the bogus
/false claims that the insurance companies have to deal with
from 'bad travellers'. It is weird that there are so many people
out there that feel they must make a claim, (a false one) during
or after there trip.
Fact: -When travelling, the chance of illness and your
risks, increase by 50%.
There are many companies, all offering different 'cover'
options, out there today. So, do some research.
Your local medicare, does not cover you in other countries.
Many countries, now require you to have health/ medical
travel insurance, before you may enter.
- It offers peace of mind, that you are covered
in an emergency, on/during your trip.
-Medical costs in a foreign country can be very costly.
Check at your bank, they offer a 'Top Up' cover
on top of your normal cover.
-There is also 'special backpacker' round the world
travel insurance available for a whole year.
Basic cover: - medical expenses
- 24hr emergency evacuation
Other options:- baggage cover, camera, passport
- car rental accident (not covered)
- extreme sports (not covered)
What are you covered for?
Oh yes.. and don't forget to make sure your tetanus shot
is up to date. Once every 10 years for adults.