Travel Insurance: Don’t Travel Without It!

Many travelers ask a simple question: “Should I get travel insurance?”

Our answer is YES!

Most travelers purchase insurance for their entire trip, covering trip cancellation, medical evacuation, travel delay coverage, lost or stolen baggage, and more. You can choose the level of insurance coverage that you wish based upon how much protection you desire and you can compare plans to find the one that best fits your needs. At a minimum, we recommend insurance to cover lost belongings and any medical emergencies when away from home.

A member of our staff recently had some seemingly minor travel problems including a stolen bag and an emergency visit to a dentist while in Europe. Their insurance covered both examples, allowing for peace of mind when each incident occurred. But imagine if you have a major emergency abroad that requires hospitalization or an early flight home. What if you were to develop appendicitis trekking in Nepal or slip and break your leg while visiting Peru? Both emergencies could cost you thousands of dollars and would need to be treated immediately. Insurance will make sure you don’t suffer from financial problems and, more importantly, will guarantee that you receive proper medical care.

Wherever you travel in the world, domestically or abroad, travel insurance will help you if you run into trouble with travel delays, a health emergency, or theft, usually when you are at least 100 miles from home.

If you are hiking or climbing a mountain with AWR, some travel insurance companies offer policies including “adventure sports coverage.” When comparing plans, be sure that the activities on your trip will be covered!

For more information, you can visit the travel insurance page on our website:

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