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Common travel insurance covers

Let us begin by taking a look at the common travel insurance covers. They are :

Medical cover

One of the largest and most significant components of a travel insurance plan is the medical cover it provides. If you fall ill while you are on your trip, you can make a health claim and get treated. Hospitalisation costs, OPD expenses, chemist bills and first aid charges are some of the medical provisions included in a standard travel insurance plan.


You may have to cancel your air tickets, your hotel reservations or other aspects of your trip due to various reasons. Usually, the cancellation charges are very high and you stand to make a loss if you have to cancel. However, a travel insurance plan protects you against this. Cancellation charges, up to a certain limit, are included in a travel plan.

Missed flights

You may miss your first flight or a connecting flight due to a number of factors. A travel insurance plan assures you a ticket on the next available flight if such an incident takes place. You don't have to worry about having to pay the huge last-minute ticket costs as your travel plan has provisions for these expenses.

Lost / misplaced luggage

There are very few things as disheartening as losing your luggage while travelling. You not only lose your belongings, but getting them replaced at a foreign location becomes difficult and expensive. A travel insurance plan includes this factor and so you can get compensated for your lost baggage. You can use the claim amount to buy all the things you lost and need for your trip.

Lost passport

It is very scary to lose your travel documents while on a trip. If you do happen to lose some important documents like your passport, your insurance provider will assist you in every possible way and make provisions for you to get an emergency, temporary passport so that you can continue with your trip in a hassle free manner.


A travel insurance plan is highly beneficial. A big advantage here is that you get a high cover at a relatively lower cost. So make sure you buy the best travel insurance policy online before you go on your next trip. However, understand the inclusions and exclusions properly and choose a cover that's best suited for you. You can then enjoy your trip with a lot of mental peace.

Read More : The Most Asked Travel Insurance FAQs

Choose wisely!

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