Why you need travel insurance when in Asia

Armenante 12 March 2012 3 comments


Irrespective of the destination, you want to be safe. You want to guard yourself against any dangers you could face while trying to enjoy yourself. The safety net of worldwide travel insurance could be just what you need. Travelling in Asia, you’re bound to have fun, but different areas have different risks.

The purpose of having travel insurance while holidaying in Asia will vary from country to country and region to region. For example, if you’re on a break in the Himalayas, you may encounter risks such as falling down a steep mountain and breaking a leg as a result. Travel insurance can cover all sorts of losses incurred while trying to get away from it all. It can come in very handy for a number of reasons.

One of those is the possibility of losing any equipment. If walking round mountain ranges such as the Himalayas or in the dense forest of northern Thailand, should you fail to keep an eye on it, something like a compass or digital camera could fall from your backpack, meaning you’re unable to retrieve it. Should you lose your backpack and everything inside it, insurance could cover that too.

Worldwide travel insurance could also cover any injuries or illnesses picked up which weren’t caused by you or anyone else you were travelling with. Whether it’s caused by food poisoning at a local restaurant or falling from a poorly-constructed rope bridge without being warned of its flimsiness, it could ruin your holiday and cost you a lot of money through lost working hours.

Criminal damage is another thing that’s covered. Having something stolen like a wallet, jewellery or a smartphone can be traumatic, but travel insurance could ensure that whatever you’ve lost is adequately replaced.

With travel insurance, you won’t have to worry as much when you do go on holiday. Whatever part of the world you decide to visit, without worldwide travel insurance, even the most cautious tourist could struggle to avoid something going wrong.

3 Comments For This Post

  1. Seminyak Hotels madeayu Says:

    i think where ever we go we need travel insurance

  2. chloebang chloebang Says:

    Great article! I got insurance with when I did a trip around Asia, and it was great. Thanks for the recommendations.

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