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Posted by rsthomas on 24/7/2008 at 23:48

Hey there fellow adventurers. I wanted to know if you think traveler's insurance is realy necessary for a trip to Southeast Asia. I am backpacking for 3 months through, Indo, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

If you do highly suggest traveler's insurance, could you please suggest a source that is cheap and well known and highly reputable? Thanks so much!


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Posted by exacto on 25/7/2008 at 07:04

Hi Ross,

I think the short answer is yes. There are several types of coverage for everything from lost cash to trip delays to stolen cameras, but for us the real peace of mind came with the health insurance coverage in case we got sick and the medivac coverage in case we got really sick someplace out of the way. Based on your plans, I'd say you'd at least want to look into medivac coverage.

Check out the health and safety section in the feature articles area. There is one article with health and safety tips that discusses travel insurance and another dedicated entirely to the 10 things to ponder when purchasing travel insurance. This will more than get you started.

Several insurance companies limit sales to folks from or travelling to certain countries. Under which passport will you be travelling? Cheers.

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