Travel Insurance

by GoingPlaces

Delayed flight depressed woman

When you’re caught in an unfortunate situation overseas, the last thing you want to worry about is money and access to it. Hence, travel insurance has become essential to many travellers. It serves as their only protection against delayed (or worse, cancelled) flights, medical bills racked up in foreign countries and even the loss of vital travel documents (e.g. passports).

Protect Your Holiday Plan

Additional costs might be the last thing you’re looking for when planning a holiday, but let’s be honest: unforeseen circumstances affect everyone. One delayed flight could spoil your entire holiday; cars break down, people fall ill. It’s wise to be economical, but let’s not be foolish to save a few dollars (yes, travel insurance does not have to be that expensive).

What A Good Travel Insurance Plan Should Cover

Ultimately, all travel insurance packages should cover a few basic, medical aspects: overseas medical care, emergency medical evacuation. Beyond medical emergencies, they should cover:

  • Travel-related delays (lost/delayed baggage) and accidents
  • Offer coverage in the increasingly common cases of insolvent (bust) travel agencies and airlines
  • Renting a car overseas – ensure that your package covers mishaps related to your rental car, as many do not

Choosing a Travel Insurance Plan

With so many factors and companies to consider, getting a reliable travel insurance package can seem to be a daunting task.

ACE Travel Insurance and AIG Travel Guard provide comprehensive packages, which are flexible and suit all kinds of travellers – leisure honeymooners and extreme sports enthusiasts will be glad to know that both companies offer packages which feature both overseas and post-journey medical expenses, alongside emergency medical evacuation.

Ultimately, choose a package that suits you and more importantly, your destination. Some risks are more apparent in some parts of the world, while less prevalent in others. Being aware of all these factors will guarantee a true peace of mind when travelling.

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K Govindan October 14, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Could you please quote cover for travel to Melbourne and tasmania from 14 Dec to 15 Dec. Should cover air tickets and accomodation booked as well as other areas such as emergency evacuation etc. It’s for a family of four adults.

Thanks

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MJ July 13, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Hi! me and my best buddy will be travelling Europe particularly Paris-London-Italy-Switzerland on 27 Nov to 09 Dec 2014. Appreciate if you can quote us in return for both Single trip Travel Insurance as per requirements for EURO TRIP.

Cheers,
MJ

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Anna Tui June 11, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I am comparing between AIG and Allianz travel insurance. Both of them are having a promotion this holiday season. I am now confused which one to choose.

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Ang Seng Wah May 6, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Hi,
Appreciate it if I can get a quote for a single trip to Eastern Europe
for a couple, age 65 above

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GoingPlaces.sg May 9, 2014 at 8:49 am

Beside the countries/region your visiting, the insurance premium also depends on the number of days you’re travelling. Click here to get a quote from ACE Insurance.

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KOK SING HUANG April 29, 2014 at 11:21 pm

please quote me for a single trip travel insurance of Two Adult with info as below:
Travelling to & fro Singapore – Bangkok, Thailand
Departure Date: 30/4/2014
Returning Date: 03/05/2014
Total: 4 days
Payment mode: VISA
Note: Upon confirmation, need to issue insurance policy document prior to leaving Singapore.

Thanks!
Winston Kok

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Remy Tan April 29, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Would you be able to provide a quote for travel insurance for 2 adult 3 children traveling to Melbourne from 2jun to 11jun 2014 return ?

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Venkatesh November 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Would you be able to provide a quote for travel insurance traveling to Turkey & Dubai from 23 Nov – 4 Dec 2013 for a adult couple?

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Ng Sack Fai April 22, 2013 at 11:25 am

I would like to buy a yearly travel insurance (only Asia). Pls provide a quote for the travel insurance. Single adult.

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GoingPlaces April 23, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Hi Sack Fai,
An annual plan for Asia coverage will cost S$250 per person.
http://www.acetravelinsurance.com.sg/Products/Get-a-Quote

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Cassandra Tan February 25, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Hi there,

Would you be able to provide a quote for travel insurance travelling to Japan from 15 April – 20 April 2013 for a single adult?

Thank you.

Best Regards,
Cassandra
Mobile: 65.96674677

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GoingPlaces February 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Hi Cassandra,
The Essential single trip travel insurance quoted by ACE insurance to Japan from 15-20 April is S$24.70.
http://www.goingplaces.sg/travel-insurance/

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