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malaria and travel insurance

Posted by hutcho on 8/9/2008 at 00:31

I dont want to take malarial meds when out in Vietnam and Laos later this year. But travel insurances i have looked at void policies if you dont take suggested medication. How do others who dont take malarial meds get round this? Do you go without travel insurance?

#1 hutcho has been a member since 8/9/2008. Posts: 2

Posted by SBE on 8/9/2008 at 00:53

Well I can understand them not covering you for malaria (which you are very unlikely to get anyway) but I can't see that stopping paying a claim for other unrelated medical conditions or motorbike accidents etc. Are you sure about that? World Nomads paid up last year when I made a claim and I've never ever taken anti-malarials in SE Asia.

#2 SBE has been a member since 14/4/2008. Location: Global Village. Posts: 2,055

Posted by hutcho on 9/9/2008 at 04:42

I think you are right, the policies will probably only not pay out for related illnesses.

#3 hutcho has been a member since 8/9/2008. Posts: 2

Posted by somtam2000 on 9/9/2008 at 06:45 admin

Malaria medication isn't always recommended for travel to Vietnam -- it depends on where you are going... See our malaria overview for more information.

#4 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,090

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