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Insurance for long term travelling.

Travel Forums General Talk Insurance for long term travelling.

1. Posted by lemonie (Budding Member, 17 posts) 14 May '13 08:47

Hey,

I'm planning on travelling to Hong Kong and then onto Australia to work and travel for 6 months - 1 year, followed by Fiji and New Zealand (again to work/travel for 6 months - 1 year). I've been looking at travel insurance and have seen a couple of 12 month policies, but nothing longer. I also want to make sure that I go with a good company that won't muck me around if I ever have cause to use them. So my questions to all you lovely Travellerspoint people are these:

Is it possible to take out a policy that covers me for more than 12 months?

Which company do you recommend?

What sort of things should I look out for in policies?

Plus anything else related to travel insurance.

One last thing, when googling for potential companies, this one came up: 'mindthegapyear.com' - has anyone heard of them? Dealt with them?

Thanks for all your help guys :)

x

2. Posted by robhallam (Budding Member, 24 posts) 14 May '13 17:47

hi,
if you live in the uk i used moneysupermarket.com to purchase my travel insurance

when putting in dates of how long you are traveling you can put it up to 18months. 12 to 18 months is usually the same price.

I'm with alpha backpacker 60 on the list. I've actually had to claim on medical bills as i got dengue fever in Thailand. What i did was notify them that I was ill so it was on record. when i got home i sent them all the hospital receipts. I got all my money back minus the excess.

all the policies are different. you need to think about what activities you will be doing.

3. Posted by WomBatt (Full Member, 106 posts) 15 May '13 00:45

You are in the UK - there is little reason to look further than collators like the already advised moneysupermarket.

4. Posted by lemonie (Budding Member, 17 posts) 15 May '13 06:56

Cool - thanks guys. I was just checking to see if anyone would recommend a particular company, but I'll use MoneySupermarket and see who offers the best policy :)

5. Posted by Jerseyman (Inactive, 3 posts) 17 May '13 07:53

i recommed holidaysafe.co.uk
1 year world wide excluding USA canada and carribean costs £105, very reasonable