Leisure Travel Medical Insurance?
When the weekend isn’t enough, an international trip can be a great way to escape your daily routine. But international travel has its risks, and leisure travelers shouldn’t leave their medical coverage behind.
Here are three reasons to consider leisure travel medical insurance for your trip abroad:
1. No matter the destination you choose or the activities you plan, there’s always a chance you could encounter a travel mishap, accident, or illness that calls for global insurance coverage. Overseas vacations can expose travelers to new environments, unfamiliar foods, and foreign bacteria. Leisure travel medical insurance can cover eligible hospitalizations, surgery, travel delays, trip interruptions, and other expenses required to get your trip back on track.
2. Your regular health insurance may not cover you outside of your home country. That’s why the U.S. Department of State recommends that you “ask your medical insurance company if your policy applies overseas – and if it covers emergency expenses such as medical evacuation.” If it doesn’t, leisure travel medical insurance can provide the international coverage you need.
3. Your visa may require travel medical insurance or proof that you’ll be able to pay for unexpected expenses incurred in your host country. Our Atlas Travel plan meets the requirements of many visas, including Europe’s Schengen visa. Atlas Travel also provides policyholders a visa letter you can use to help prove your ability to pay for unexpected medical expenses.