Everybody eagerly looks forward to his or her next vacation. From choosing the destination to selecting the hotels, planning for the next vacation seems to be a favorite pastime for most people. After all, a trip once a year rejuvenates you physically and mentally and prepares you to withstand the stress of everyday life through the whole year ahead.
But all your excitement and all the meticulous planning can go astray if something unpleasant and unexpected happens during your vacation.
Just imagine the shock and panic if one member of your family or travel group suddenly needs emergency medical attention. Or what if your luggage and all your important documents get lost? What happens if natural calamity leaves you stranded in the middle of nowhere? How will you cope if all flights are cancelled indefinitely following natural, political or other kinds of disturbances?
All these situations are extremely difficult to manage, at home let alone in a foreign country. But you can better cope with these emergency situations without letting all the money that went into paying the air tickets, hotels etc. go to waste by purchasing a travel insurance policy. If you are under the protective coverage of travel insurance, you do not have to stress about the unexpected. Once you are armed with travel insurance you can be rest assured of 24-hour emergency assistance services.
Here are some situations where a travel insurance plan can come to your rescue:
Medical emergency – You will not be covered by your usual health insurance beyond a certain territorial limit. So a medical emergency outside your coverage area means a huge expenditure. International travel insurance usually provides coverage for medical and dental expenses and emergency medical transportation.
Natural calamity – You have invested a considerable amount of money in your vacation and now every thing seems to be going to waste, now that your vacation is spoilt due to a natural calamity or very harsh weather conditions. Though the vacation is ruined does not mean you have to suffer monetarily too as the travel insurance will take cover all your financial losses.
Loss of belongings – You may find yourself in an unfortunate situation where you fall prey to muggers in a foreign city. You lose all your identity documents and you have not a penny in your pocket. In such cases international travel insurance provides you with an Identity Theft Protection that includes recovery services, lost ticket and passport assistance, translation services and emergency and cash transfer assistance.
So as soon as you have decided on your next vacation, purchase your travel insurance too right away. It will allow you to enjoy your vacation with peace of mind because you know the insurance company will take care of everything else for you.