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1. Posted by Fun Bobby (Budding Member 115 posts) 9y

Hi folks.

Is there anywhere I can get insurance for my belongings only?

I was very ill a year ago and all these backpacker insurance policies include medical which is no good to me as with my record I will be denied. Most companies won't insure me at all or give me a ridiculous quotes between 2000-6000 pounds.

That why I just want my bag and contents insured. Is this possible?


2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 9y

Can your home and contents insurance cover this under certain circumstances? Might be worth investigating.

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

You could try - where you will get a break down of all the available policies - you may need to contact these companies directly and see if they have any alternatives?

Although without wanting to sound all doom and gloom - would it not be wise to invest in some good insurance if you have had previous of being ill?

I know my household insurance does cover me for some items like my watch, camera, camcorder etc - not sure about money etc.

Might be an idea to have a chat with an "expert"

Good luck


4. Posted by Fun Bobby (Budding Member 115 posts) 9y

I would need to get a home and some contents first of all!

5. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

You can still insure your belongings without owning a home - if you rent! If you live with family - could their household insurance cover you?

Or why not scrap the trip and buy a house - a worthwhile investment and you will not loose out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6. Posted by Fun Bobby (Budding Member 115 posts) 9y

I can't belive I'm been advised to scrap a trip on this website!!

Tut tut Purdy!!!

[ Edit: Edited on May 28, 2007, at 6:11 AM by Fun Bobby ]

7. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Whoops sorry l really do not what came over me there! It must of been the "sensible" side of me trying to escape - its now caged away again and should not be seen for a very long time!

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