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Travel insurance recommendation for European visiting USA?

Other questions address other nationalities/situations, or are quite dated. Looking for recommendation of good travel insurance for an EU resident visiting the US on a tourist visa. No medical problems, just looking to cover incidentals/emergencies. Thanks!
posted by stillmoving on Jan 4, 2014 - 6 answers

How far in advance to buy trip/travel insurance?

We're booking flights from the US to Scandinavia soon, with the trip planned for late May 2014. I'm getting confusing guidance about when it's best to buy trip/travel insurance from a third party vendor (i.e. not our airline). [more inside]
posted by midatlanticwanderer on Dec 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Suggestions for Travel Insurance

Hello, I am an Indian citizen visiting the United States for a few weeks. My travel plans have now extended to include 3 weeks in the United Kingdom and Europe on my way back home. While I do have insurance for my US trip, I do not have any for the UK/Europe leg of my journey. I would like to know which is the best medical/travel insurance policy that I could buy in the United States, given that I am not a resident here. I am looking at a policy that covers 250k USD; I am a 35 year old woman. Thanks a lot!
posted by synapse2512 on Aug 7, 2013 - 3 answers

Can/should we use trip insurance as our primary medical insurance?

In 6 weeks' time, my husband and I are quitting our jobs to go on a 2-3 month road trip around the USA before moving to Europe. I have some questions about travel/trip/health insurance for folks who may have done this or something similar. Is it sensible or possible to use travel insurance as our primary health insurance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Can you recommend companies for travel insurance? (For UK resident)

Can you recommend companies for travel insurance? (For UK resident) [more inside]
posted by philipy on Apr 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Russian tourist visa--health insurance

Traveling to Russia-what kind of medical/health insurance is it that is required for a visa? How can I get it? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Feb 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Traveller Insurance

Has anyone had any experience with TravelGuard Insurance? Or just general advice on traveller's insurance? I am primarily interested in the medical coverage rather than trip cancellation. [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Sep 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Can my undocumented friend drive my car? Can I drive his? How do we stay safe?

Can my undocumented friend drive my car? Can I drive his car? Will my insurance cover it and am I putting myself or him (or other drivers) at any risk? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 - 9 answers

From where to buy Trip cancellation insurance?

I'm looking for a place to purchase trip cancellation insurance for my international air tickets [more inside]
posted by WizKid on Jan 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Where to buy travel insurance for 1 year around the world backpack trip of a lifetime?

Canadians looking for travel insurance for one year around the world trip? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on Oct 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Protect my trip!

What travel insurance should I use to protect an upcoming honeymoon in North Africa? [more inside]
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated on Oct 10, 2011 - 3 answers

How do I keep all my belongings safe while I drive across the country?

A follow-up to this question. Protecting a car full of my belongings while driving cross country for several days: complications: musical instruments, computer gear and cat. How? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Sep 20, 2011 - 27 answers

Medical Insurance confusion!

Help me figure out study abroad medical and travel insurance! Thoroughly confused by all the insurance jargon [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Jul 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Evidence needed for travel delay insurance claim-how do I get it?

The RER B trains which go to the Paris airport were severely delayed on the morning of June 6, causing me to miss my flight. I have travel delay insurance, but the insurance company requires evidence of the train delay before I can make a claim. How would I get this evidence?
posted by ajackson on Jun 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Renter's insurance with two twists

Renter's insurance and travel, special libelous snowflake edition: I live in New York City and want renter's insurance that (a) covers libel and (b) will cover my wife's nice (~$2k with lenses) camera *when she is travelling*. I can't get a straight answer out of any insurance companies on what their policies actually cover. Can anyone recommend a company? [more inside]
posted by novalis_dt on May 31, 2011 - 11 answers

What's the best international iPad insurance?

What's the best international iPad insurance? [more inside]
posted by orangeseed on May 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Travel cancellation insurance for family, but group is divided into two separate flights?

If my family is travelling a week before I do, but the baby gets sick and can't fly, is there insurance that can cover my flight in addition to theirs? [more inside]
posted by Bushmiller on Mar 13, 2011 - 3 answers

What do I need to do before booking the first flight of a 5-month backpacking trip?

I'm about to book a flight from the UK to Bangkok (flying late Feb) to start a backpacking trip. I've got a recently renewed passport and funds for travel. I haven't got a flight back (not using a RTW ticket), travel insurance, VISAs, vaccinations or anything else yet. I want to book the flight so that it's real and happening, but is there anything else I really need to do FIRST? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Nov 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Where did the good travel insurance finder website go?

Travel Insurance Finder? [more inside]
posted by hipersons on Aug 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Is my laptop insurable for travel?

How can I insure my laptop for travel, when my circumstances are very tricky. [more inside]
posted by DOUBLE A SIDE on Apr 9, 2010 - 5 answers

What does it mean to be UK resident for insurance purposes?

What does it mean to be a UK resident for insurance purposes? I'd like to buy multi-trip travel insurance. However, I'm currently working on a contract in another country (France) until the end of May. [more inside]
posted by handee on Feb 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Is travel insurance necessary?

My wife and I are taking a month-long trip from the U.S. to France and Italy later this year. Do we need travel insurance? If so, how much and what kind? Where do we find it? We have medical insurance that applies abroad, so we're mainly worried about cancellation insurance in case some sort of disaster strikes before the trip. Is it possible to buy travel insurance without medical insurance? We've never done anything like this before, and have no clue about "best practices". What can you tell us?
posted by jdroth on Feb 2, 2010 - 22 answers

Help a Canadian travel with peace of mind!

I'm a Canadian abroad with expired health insurance. What options do I have for a new policy? [more inside]
posted by exquisite_deluxe on Nov 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Advice before I fly the coop for a year?

I (26/male) am leaving Los Angeles in January for at least one year of backpacking solo around Australia, NZ, SE Asia, and possibly some other places! Other than enjoying my remaining time before I leave (going to favorite restaurants, hanging with friends, etc.), what pre-trip activities should I be thinking about, and what preparations should I be making (especially while I have good insurance)? What do you wish someone had told you before you left for a trip of this length and scope? [more inside]
posted by adamk on Oct 7, 2009 - 11 answers

I Wanna Be Protected!

Can one buy a personal auto liability policy for rental cars that replaces or supplements LDW or liability supplement coverage offered by the rental agency? [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Sep 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Recommend a good insurance plan?

Travel insurance to cover camera equipment? [more inside]
posted by osloheart on Jun 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Should I get travel insurance as a UK citizen in Holland?

Do I need travel insurance if I live in the UK and am travelling to Holland? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on May 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Trip insurance without medical coverage? General advice on trip insurance?

Asking for the fiancée: is it possible to purchase trip insurance without medical coverage? Also: general advice about trip insurance for this situation is welcome (traveling several weeks in France & England, with expensive train connections). [more inside]
posted by springo on May 9, 2009 - 9 answers

Travel Insurance + Canada

Planning a working holiday to Canada, and need advice on travel insurance... [more inside]
posted by ryanbryan on Mar 11, 2009 - 1 answer

Travel insurance help needed, please!

I'd like some recommendations for travel insurance (online or otherwise easy to get) for an exchange student travelling from Germany to China. [more inside]
posted by Planet F on Jan 23, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I book a sane vacation?

What's the safest/best way to book airline tickets? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Jan 20, 2009 - 7 answers

I no long have insurance, want to travel, and don't know what to do thereabout

I am no longer covered under my parent's insurance because of my age and i will be traveling soon. What should i do? [more inside]
posted by fjardt on Apr 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Where to find travel insurance for a dialysis patient?

My Dad does hemodialysis 3-times a week. He is a Canadian, but we have found a great dialysis clinic that will treat him here in Louisiana when he visits. The problem is that it now looks like we are going to have trouble finding travel insurance for him. Mom and Dad won't travel to the States without it. Has anyone got any ideas how we can best find this insurance for him? Do you know any dialysis patients who have found travel insurance for a U.S. vacation?
posted by MotorNeuron on Jan 4, 2008 - 6 answers

How to get good travel insurance in Quebec?

How can I, a resident of Quebec, get private travel medical insurance for a round-the-world trip lasting ten months? And how can I get a good deal? [more inside]
posted by Succa on Jul 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Travel insurance for the technologically savvy?

Help me insure my expensive gear while I'm travelling between residences! [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Apr 10, 2007 - 8 answers

Getting an unseen used vehicle 1000 miles away...

I recently purchased this used vehicle on eBay which is located around Bangor, Maine, and I'm planning on driving it back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I'm looking for advice to maximize my chances of actually making it back... [more inside]
posted by nTeleKy on Feb 14, 2007 - 30 answers

Lost bags

Expensive lost baggage and multiple travel insurance policies. [more inside]
posted by Mossy on Jan 21, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I get vaccinated for travel to West Africa?

I have the opportunity to visit West Africa, but I do not have health insurance or a doctor. How do I go about getting the vaccinations needed, and how much will it cost? [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Dec 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Travel insurance suggestions?

Travel insurance advice requested for an extended trip to New Zealand. [more inside]
posted by sarahmelah on Oct 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Are we insurable?

We're (myself, wife and 3m old daughter) going to Germany for a long weekend at the end of October. Wife and I have already got an annual travel policy, but need to get a policy for my daughter. Our policy is through the bank and they will not add her. [more inside]
posted by lloyder on Sep 20, 2006 - 4 answers

Start my engine

Looking for (preferably) short-term auto insurance in Ontario . . . [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Aug 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Where do I find travel insurance for an athlete.

I'm looking for travel medical insurance that specifically covers a traveler engaged in sporting competitions/professional sports. [more inside]
posted by Doug on Jul 11, 2006 - 2 answers

An ingenious game of chance in which the deluded player thinks he’s beating the house.

Travel[+Insurance]Filter. I have medical (50% cost) + Emergency Repatriation coverage for a 10 week trip to Central America. Should I have anything else? If so, where can I get such a custom policy? Any last minute advice on destinations as well? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Jun 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Recommendations for extended travel insurance.

I need good travel insurance! I'm going on a round-the-world trip and need medical, repatriation, and baggage coverage. [more inside]
posted by Gaz Errant on Mar 27, 2006 - 4 answers

Can I get travel insurance that covers being put on the no-fly list?

Can I get travel insurance that covers being put on the no-fly list? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Jun 13, 2005 - 7 answers

Hawaii - Hotel, car rental and inter-island flight advice

My boyfriend and I are leaving from Ottawa to Honolulu in 10 days for 10 days. Should we book the hotels, car rentals and inter-island flights in advance or can we get away with doing it when we get there? [more inside]
posted by KathyK on May 31, 2005 - 11 answers

Car Rental in Mexico--Credit Card Insurance or Not?

We're getting conflicting advice on this one. We're planning to rent a car in Mexico, Los Cabos specifically, for about a week. Insurance through the rental car company will more than double our total bill. Can we use the coverage offered by our U.S. credit card? Any experience with either option? [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Apr 22, 2005 - 6 answers

Insurance in Case of Travel Plan Cancellation?

Our family is possibly going on a trip this summer, but I would like to buy non-emergency, non-medical travel insurance. This is basically insurance if I change my mind, or if my plans have to change. My search thus far has proven fruitless. Any suggestions? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by fionab on Jan 22, 2005 - 5 answers

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