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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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Outbacker Travel Insurance

Posted by lanamike on 9/8/2010 at 02:15

Hey Has any in the UK used a company called Outbacker for travel insurance? If so how have you found then the prices seem good. ...

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One way travel insurance question

Posted by gabsey on 23/8/2009 at 19:48

Hi, I'm traveling through Malaysia, Thailand, Loas, Cambodia and Vietnam on my way back to live in Australia from England. Travelfish is a great resource ,as is the forum,in planning my trip so thanks very much to all the contributers. So now my question. Does anyone have any recommendations for insurance providers for one way travel insurance? My travelling companion will also need travel insurance that covers one way travel and a pre existing medical condition (knee reconstruction ...

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cheaptravelinsurance.com.au ????

Posted by sharpie on 3/7/2010 at 09:32

hello, just researching travel insurance and a banner popped up for this company clicked for an online quote and it is really REALLY cheap. read the small print and it seems quite comprehensive. anyone used them? anyone had to claim? thanks ...

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Thailand insurance reccomendations

Posted by purplek on 23/5/2010 at 15:05

Can anyone recomend a company that will cover me for travel in Thailand despite the FCO advice?? I put off getting my insurance becasue I'd been reading that no companies were covering people, now it looks like if I'd got it early enough I'd have had a bit of coverage. I'm not 100% fussed becasue if I can't get cover and the advice doesn't change I'll just spend more time in the other places I'm going to, but it'd be really nice to be able to travel round Thailand anyway So yeah anyone know o ...

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Travel Insurance - Your choice?

Posted by Boomtown on 22/3/2010 at 21:05

Hello, Firstly Id like to say this is my post number 1 to this great site. But my question is about travel insurance. Ive seen many different ones on the internet and they all range in prices. Im going to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia over 31 days and ive seen anywhere from $90 to $300. Im 19 and could be really doing anything so I would like to be covered for a fair bit (not motocycling). I heard a bit of a horror story for the travel agent as she said that world nomads only o ...

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New Travel insurance section on Travelfish

Posted by somtam2000 on 23/3/2010 at 12:13

As the number of posts regarding travel insurance have increased, I've pulled most of the ones I could find together to form its own dedicated section. Please fell free to ask any questions you have about travel insurance -- likewise report any positive (or negative) experiences. Like many things, not all insurance providers are equal and some are better suited than others -- depending on your personal needs and concerns -- so keep that in mind if you're looking for advice on which insurer ...

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motorbike rental travel insurance

Posted by ngg18 on 11/1/2010 at 06:32

Hi, I know renting a motorbike in Vietnam is very easy. I was wondering what license is required to drive a motorbike in Vietnam. I do not have a motorbike license but do have a car license. In the event that something happens, say I crash and break my arm, would I be covered under travel insurance? I thought I would ask on here since many people must have rented motorbikes in s.e asia and perhaps some of you have experience with the questions im asking. Thanks in advance ...

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Travel Insurance - WorldNomads???

Posted by shadek on 28/12/2009 at 20:15

Hi there, Has anyone ever purchased the travel insurance sold by Lonet Planet, WorldNomads (by BUPA)???? I'm about to do so, but would like to hear some other opinions. I'm based in the Czech Republic and it's been quite tricky to get it here, so I thought to get it online from LP. Thanks ...

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Travel Insurance

Posted by BruceMoon on 21/8/2009 at 11:56

I'm not sure this is the right thread for info on travel insurance. But, as I mainly have it for health reasons, here goes... I am about to buy another annual travel insurance policy, so started searching. As an Australian, I looked through this review site . Given that one name is often mentioned here on TF, I was interested to see the results. I suggest you may also be interested... check out here . I'd be interested in what other's may have learned about travel insurance compa ...

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Decent medical only travel insurance?

Posted by dageshi on 24/3/2009 at 12:08

I've come to the conclusion that most travel policies which include baggage, delays, legal liability blah blah blah are rather pointless since getting the necessary proof to claim half those things is more effort than it's worth. On the otherhand medical insurance is probably worth having. So does anyone know of an insurance scheme which more or less just covers medical, I can buy from SEA (I've been out of the UK for over a year now) and includes SEA + China? Anyone got some thoughts? ...

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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? ...

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Travel insurance and Thailand's airport debacle

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/12/2008 at 08:00

Stories are just beginning to surface regarding the travel insurance implications of the chaos at Bangkok's airports. Here's an example at the Sydney Morning Herald, but we expect to read a lot more as increasing numbers of stranded tourists read the small print and find out they are not covered. Suggest you read the small print -- especially regarding "civil strife" -- which is the exclusion many travel insurance companies will use to get out of paying. If you are hoping to make a clai ...

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Insurance

Posted by boltocj on 17/9/2008 at 18:00

Hi there! I'm trying ot buy my travel insurance and jsut wondered if anyone had used and particular companies that were good or bad? I know Travelfish recommends Nomad, and they seem pretty good, but very comprehensive, I guess I'm looking for something a little cheaper but that still covers what I need. I'm from the UK and am considering INsure and Go and also backpackers.com but I wondered if anyone had any experience with claiming with either of these. There seem to be sooo many different ...

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Travel insurance and visas

Posted by mic59 on 2/8/2008 at 14:27

I have just been checking the nomads travel insurance on this site against the policy I got from my travel agent. Don't, whatever you do, get the insurance from the agent. Mine is $268 for 40 days and the nomads one is $164. That $104 works out at an extra $THB85 per day, meaning a better guesthouse or 2 extra meals a day. The same goes for extended visas. If you can, try and extend your visa when you are in Thailand by skipping to Laos, Cambodia or Malaysia for a day while you are in Thailand. ...

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