There are countless ways to prepare for your big trip coming up. Yet, most forget the most crucial item that will prepare you for the worst should it happen on your trip: Travel Insurance.
And while you may ponder, “Is travel insurance really necessary? I’ll only be gone a week after all! What could happen?” We’re here to tell you that it’s always worth preparing for the unknown. Whether it’s COVID-19, a natural disaster, or theft, you’ll be grateful you have protection when/if tragedy strikes. Here are the benefits of travel insurance.
Why Purchase Travel Insurance in 2021
Travel insurance is helpful for the following five reasons. If you’re wondering why insuring your trip is a good idea, this list will help answer your questions.
What Does Travel Insurance Include?
Travel insurance inclusions often vary depending on the type of policy and coverage you select. However, a policy will include injury and sickness, lost luggage, last-minute cancellations (such as travel delays and interruptions), and coverage beyond your credit card. While you may note that your favorite travel credit card insures you for limited travel interruption, lost luggage, etc., it likely doesn’t cover you for major medical expenses or an emergency evacuation. If you select the right policy, your travel insurance provider will cover you in these cases.
Does It Apply to COVID-19?
This is the question of the hour. For the last 18 months, a pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world. While travel has resumed in many areas, there’s still the need to vaccinate and test, and these measures aren’t foolproof. Thus, you may need insurance if you were to fall ill before travel or in a country and require medical attention. In this case, will travel insurance suffice?
Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer here. Some travel insurance providers cover COVID-19 and others do not. You’ll want to read the fine print for whatever travel insurance provider you’re considering purchasing. Keep in mind that you may need support before AND during travel.
When you’re booking your next big trip, investigate a travel insurance policy simultaneously. The right policy will ensure that you’re covered regardless of what may happen on your trip!