The holidays are quickly approaching so its a good time to remind you to buy travel insurance if travelling FROM or TO South Africa.
Nowadays travel insurance is a necessity – just look the things happening in the world that could impact your trip – crazy weather, strikes, airline delays; travel agents going out of business, illness etc.
Here are some reasons to buy travel insurance:
|Problems that Can Come Up||Why You Need Travel Insurance|
|A general strike in France causes significant disruptions, including the cancellation or delay of your flight||You need money and help in making new travel arrangements|
|Your children get Measles the day before you’re scheduled to depart on your family holiday||You need to get back the non-refundable money that you put into your trip|
|You’re injured while on a safari, adequate medical treatment is not available.||You need help arranging a medical evacuation and help with the related expenses|
|You break your leg snowboarding in Austria.||You need help locating an English-speaking doctor|
|While in Venice your wallet and passport get stolen||You need emergency money and help replacing your passport and credit cards|
|Heavy rain forces an evacuation of the beach hotel, where you’re staying||You need to get back the money for the unused portion of your trip, and you need help making travel arrangements|
|Your luggage is lost, and your prescription medication is inside it||You need help locating your luggage and help getting your prescription filled quickly|
|You arrive in Paris, but your luggage does not||You need help locating your luggage, money for necessities while you wait for it to be found and replacement money, if it can’t be found|