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Posted by buggy on 17/7/2011 at 10:55

hi i hope that somebody out there may be able to help or point me in the right direction. i am a uk citizen but have been out of the country for over 6 years now. i am planning a cycle trip around asia and back to europe. i have no medical insurance now and i have been living in thailand for over a year now. the thai companies seem very expensive for medical ins and it is unclear what countries the policies cover.can any body recommend an insurance company (inexpensive if poss) to give a 'world ...

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Travel Insurance Companies

Posted by melee75 on 11/6/2011 at 17:10

So I got a quote from Nomad for travel insurance = $180 for two months. Is it really worth it? Does anyone else have any other companies they use that are cheaper but still reliable? Thanks, Mike ...

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World Escapade Insurance

Posted by Indoluso on 5/5/2010 at 20:20

Hi all! Just read on a post about www.worldescapade.com travel insurance. It's much cheaper than world nomads and apparently covers the same basics... anyone has anything to say about them? Cheers! ...

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What actually happens if I need medical evacuation?

Posted by christay2009 on 2/6/2011 at 04:29

Firstly, let me say that I don't need this currently. I am safe and the NHS is my protector. What happens if, for example, I am in Laos or Indonesia etc and I think I have just been bitten by a rabid bat. I seem to remember that World Nomad give you a phone number so, I guess I would have to get to a phone as quick as possible. Then what??!? What happens if I am incapacitated, taken to a local hospital and, somehow, airlifted to Thailand. Will they have had to find my insurance to do this or j ...

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Travelling without an insurance - a warning!

Posted by Jleef on 19/3/2010 at 21:08

Far be it for me to suggest to people what they do with their money - there are many who feel that buying travel insurance is a waste of time, statistically, and I met several of them on my short period of travelling recently. However, hopefully some of you will hear my story and think twice before going away without cover! I'll give the short version as if people really want to read more detail they can do on the blog - link in my sig. Whilst on Ko Phangan I came down with acute appendici ...

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really recomend world nomads

Posted by danielpacheta on 22/3/2011 at 04:53

Just one word for them: PERFECT!!! Really recomend it. Had a litle problem with our luggage and they sorted it with no problem and really quick! ...

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Insurance without home coverage?

Posted by cheeco on 21/6/2009 at 14:38

My husband and I have have been teaching abroad for two years and no longer covered under our Canadian provincial health insurance. Many insurance companies (including World Nomads) required provincial insurance in order to purchase their coverage. Any suggestions on how to obtain international coverage? Any companies that will sell us coverage? Thanks! ...

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Cheapest Travel Insurance for a couple??

Posted by kgroarke on 12/2/2011 at 20:28

Hi, heading to SE asia for over 3 months and Just wondering if anyone knows off had what the best Travel Insurance would be and if there is any deals for buying it as a couple?? any suggestions appreciated ...

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insurance in UK

Posted by greektraveller on 11/2/2011 at 05:53

Im based in London and looking for a good insurance for 11 weeks in se-asia....any ideas....did anyone have experience with insureandgo ...

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Motorbike rental and travel insurance

Posted by ngg18 on 11/1/2010 at 06:26

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could tell me about driving licenses in Malaysia. Is it a problem renting a motorbike when one only possesses a car driving license? In the unlikely event of an accident, would I still be covered by travel insurance? Renting a motorbike in south east asia seems to be very popular I have noticed but surely it would be quite risky if one is not properly covered by travel insurance??? Thanks ...

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Traveling to SEA for 3 months from US..best insurance? STA vs. World Nomads

Posted by lola899 on 8/1/2011 at 22:41

traveling with US passport for about 3 months to SEA, what would be the best travel insurance? World Nomads or STA?? ...

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Travel Insurance - When to Buy

Posted by plew10 on 31/3/2010 at 03:27

Just booked airfare to Thailand for June. Does anyone know how soon I have to buy travel insurance in order to be covered for a trip cancellation? I'm looking at World Nomads right now, and all they say is "you have to buy the policy when you start booking tickets and not the week before you leave." ...

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Best travel insurance for Canadian travelers

Posted by bdtjones on 26/11/2010 at 04:51

I remember hearing something about how Canadians can't get the good World Nomads travel insurance so I was wondering what other insurance companies I should consider? And also, what kind of insurance will I need? I'm a healthy 23 year old male with a good immune system, so I was thinking that emergency insurance will be enough. ...

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Visa Gold Card Travel Insurance

Posted by pauly on 9/2/2007 at 13:22

Do many people use Visa Gold travel insurance and how do you find it?Sounds to good to be true.Complementary travel insurance with the purchase of your ticket using Vosa Gold. ...

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Save 5% off all travel insurance policies with World Nomads

Posted by somtam2000 on 12/5/2006 at 17:47

For a limited time, we've arranged a 5% discount on all travel insurance policies organised through World Nomads. This discount is available to all Travelfish members, other than North Americans (sorry guys and gals, but according to WorldNomads they're not permitted to offer discounts on travel insurance to North Americans). To get the promo code, log into Travelfish and you'll see the promotional code listed in bold as the number one news item in the Member Centre. You need just enter t ...

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How long do you recommend cover for?

Posted by rmccauley on 10/11/2010 at 06:00

Hey all, Have glanced through earlier posts, and can't see if my question has previously been asked/answered. I'm heading off in January '11 to travel around Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malayasia, before heading on to Australia where I intend to stay for (at least) a year on a working holiday visa. I was looking for people's advice on whether or not I should only get cover for my time in Asia, or if I should extend it for perhaps my first few weeks/months in Australia? I am planning ...

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Travel insurance - excl Nomands

Posted by Alina on 8/9/2010 at 19:38

Hi All, I know that the most recomended on this forum is Nomads. BUT it is very expensive and comes to £300. for 2 for 3 months. It looks like flexicover/insure for/covermore can give me an insurance around £70/person for the whole year for the same thing! Even virgin is £50 per annum. Due to that I am really lost. I need the one which will look after me in case of emergency/medical problems. And the one which will pay me rather than try to get out of paying ( Tesco is a good example of che ...

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Travel Insurance - World Nomads?

Posted by tatham on 17/5/2010 at 23:30

Hi All, I am about to head off on a 12 month RTW trip starting next week. I am now looking into travel insurance and can't quite work out which group to go with. I have seen that World Nomads are pretty much the best regarded group through which to get insurance, but there are a few things that put me off them a little which I was hoping to get your guidance on. In particular, I am looking at the Worldwide, including USA, Canada, The Caribbean & Japan policy which comes to £382: * they ha ...

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Thailand is 2nd most expensive country, after US, for inpatient hospital treatment

Posted by somtam2000 on 11/9/2010 at 07:03

Very interesting story in the Guardian concerning the need for travel insurance when travelling to Europe. What raised my eyebrows was this par: "From an analysis of travel insurance claims, the most expensive country for inpatient treatment is the US, with the average hospital visit costing £6,000 last year, 10% more than in 2008. The next priciest is Thailand at £2,750, followed by the Canary Islands at £2,500. The cheapest country is Bulgaria, with the average visit to hospital costi ...

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Travel Insurance

Posted by shaolindoman on 9/5/2007 at 03:29

So does everyone here recommend the World Nomads travel insurance. I leave next Wednesday morning so I'm trying to get this straightened out today or tomorrow. The lady at the travel clinic I received my vaccines from recommended getting some sort of "evacuation insurance" as well. She said it runs about 50 bucks and most scuba divers (which I am not) are familiar with it. It lets you be airlifted of a country in case of trouble (which I don't suspect will be the case at all). I plan to travel t ...

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