Truly comprehensive travel insurance?
July 24, 2012 7:37 PM Subscribe
Can I purchase travel insurance for travel to a politically dicey country?
posted by catesbie to travel & transportation around Madagascar (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This winter I will be traveling to Madagascar, a basically peaceful country with a not-totally-stable government at the moment. I have been advised to purchase travel insurance covering evacuation in case of major political drama/coup-type scenarios. However, I can't seem to find any travel insurance policies that do not contain specific exclusions for the very thing I would like to insure against (i.e. "war or act of war, whether declared or not, civil disorder, riot, or insurrection").
Is there any hope of finding a policy that will get me out of there if it all goes pear-shaped? For what it's worth, the U.S. State Department does not have a current Travel Advisory in place for Madagascar, though my initial research suggests that doesn't seem to be a factor in what these insurance policies will cover.
Many thanks for any advice! I've never purchased travel insurance before but feel like this is one case where it's probably worth it.