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Quick Question

Posted by Phiddy on 19/12/2011 at 10:13

I am insured under the NFU for up to 90 days and this is NOT extendable, however I am travelling for about 120 days (first 3 months in SEA, then 1 month in Australia). Can I just take out insurance from any company for the last 30 days, or does it have to be for the whole thing? If anyone has any recommendations of good (UK) travel insurance companies that would also be cool, although I'm sure I will find some pretty swiftly when I have rifle through the travelfish forum ...

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Nasty Little Insurance Exclusions

Posted by jaizan on 29/11/2011 at 15:34

I notice most of these annual travel insurance policies offer no cover for being a passenger on a motorcycle. So if you go to Phnom Penh, Bangkok or wherever & get on one of their motorcycle taxis, then if the worst happens, as I read it your medical cover is invalid. This is going to be very inconvenient. ...

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insurance with a break in travel

Posted by lucyb11 on 29/10/2011 at 23:37

i am travelling to south east asia and australia from november to april . I have to come back to the u.k for a three week break but then plan on heading back out to oz again in may . If I got a backpacker insurance policy ,would it cover me for coming back to the u.k and leaving again ? Can anyone recommend any company that would cover that? or would i be best just to get a 6 month option to cover me until april , any ideas welcome?! ...

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worldnomads new explorer option

Posted by think87 on 16/10/2011 at 12:25

Looking into getting travel insurance for my upcoming trip on the 28th and as a resident of the USA I noticed a new option comes up that wasnt there when i looked a month or two ago. Im now given the choice between "Standard coverage ($217)" and "Explorer coverage ($287)". Explorer seems geared more towards the extreme adventure types as many excluded sports like caving and such seem to covered. Also the coverage amounts rise several hundred thousand. Just letting those who ...

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One way insurance

Posted by KandP on 16/5/2011 at 02:50

Hi, we will be travelling through SE Asia during September, October and November as a part of our big move to NZ. We are not returning to UK, and this seem to complicate our chances to insure ourselves ...the other hurdle we seem to not being able to jump over is the fact that we will be staying for some 45 days and most insurers we contacted so far deemed that too long. Anybody ... anywhere ... any ideas??? Would be great to get few tips. Thanks beforehand )) KandP ...

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Insure and Go Travel Insurance ??!!

Posted by kgroarke on 30/3/2011 at 19:33

Trying to find a decent type of travel insurance in the UK for 1 years cover for a couple.. travelling through Asia and Australia Any suggestions for a reliable but reasonably priced Insurance company ??? Been looking at ‘Insure and Go’.. but heard some bad reviews... has anyone used this before ? I was also recommended Columbus and a few others but ive found there quite expensive Does anyone have any suggestions?? Also does anyone know what you have to do to show you are a UK Citizen a ...

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Insurance option for nomadic Brits

Posted by KirstyB on 12/10/2011 at 15:29

If you spend more time on the road than off it, this info may be useful ....... Up until recently I was fairly restricted to World Nomads for my travel insurance as they were the only company I was aware of that a) will insure you if you're not currently in the UK or b) if you are in the UK don't insist on you having been there for the previous 3 or 6 months in order to take out a policy. Whilst I was perfectly happy with World Nomads (although not having made a claim don't have reason not to ...

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Anyone use Travel Guard?

Posted by glomer on 6/10/2011 at 00:52

This is the insurance offered by Vayama. It looks decent for my 2-week trip to Java, and is less than half of what I paid last year with Nationwide Mutual. Any experiences? ...

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travel ins for expat backpacker

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 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 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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