Why is travel insurance necessary for a foreign trip

A supervised vacation is a very interesting time and it seems a shame to think about things that could go wrong, but just because you are in another country, there is no reason to assume that you are less likely to run into any of the dangers of everyday life. Theft, loss, and medical emergencies are likely to affect you at least when you are on vacation, and the experience will be even more traumatic if you are not covered and you have to bear the full burden of any financial losses. Instead of considering travel insurance an unwanted expense, remember that what you are paying for is peace of mind that will allow you to relax and enjoy your vacation, without worrying about how to deal if something goes wrong. Travel insurance is a vital part of any overseas vacation, whether you are a fit young traveler, an elderly traveler joining a group tour, or a young family on a resort vacation.

If you’re still not convinced, take a look at these reasons why you might need travel insurance.

1) medical
Australian government statistics tell us that every year Australian consulates handle 900 deaths and 1,200 cases of hospitalized foreign travelers. Hospitals in Southeast Asia can cost up to $1,000 a day, and if a traveler does not have insurance coverage, they will likely be fully responsible for the cost. The same government statistics indicate approximately 50 medical evacuations per year. When you consider that you may have to pay $100,000 to be evacuated from the USA, you can see how important it is to have insurance.

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