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Travel Insurance and Visas

Should I get a travel visa?

The qualifications for travel visas is different for every country. It may depend on which country you’re traveling from, the length of your stay and when you obtained your passport.

If you are traveling from the US to Fiji or the Cook Islands, a travel Visa isn’t required, just a passport!

Do I need Travel Visas and insurance?

Yes. A travel visa may be required for entry into a country, but does not protect you from any accidents or issues while vacationing.

Travel Insurance is a must. It protects you, your loved ones and your investment involved with your vacation against unforeseen events. If something goes wrong on your trip and you have travel insurance, then there will be financial compensation and help available for you and your family.

Is Travel Insurance necessary?

We highly recommend buying travel insurance if you are planning a trip, especially our customers. We want travelers to have the best experience and not be “at risk” for unforeseen financial issues.

What affects Travel Insurance cost?

It really depends on a number of factors, i.e. trip cost, age of the traveler and trip length.

Why should I get Travel Insurance?

Insurance protects you when it comes to Financial Loss due to interruptions and unavoidable events such as:

  • Cancelled flights, missing connecting flights and flight-delays
  • Transportation strikes
  • Earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters
  • Lost or delayed baggage is covered!
  • If a provider defaults, like airline, hotel, tour provider, agency etc.
  • Travel insurance also includes coverage for medical treatment and evacuation if there is an accident on your trip.
Travel insurance even covers Family issues:
  • If a health issue arises with a member of your family before your trip, even if that member isn’t traveling with you, and you decide not to travel because of that reason, you will be able to get a full refund of your trip cost. This includes your immediate family like your parents, Grandparents, children, siblings, In-laws, step-children and care-givers (it does not include ‘Cousins’).
  • If you purchase insurance 15 days from the trip deposit, even family members with “pre-existing” medical conditions are covered
  • More expensive policies provide coverage for “conflicts with scheduling” and may even offer a “Change your Mind” or “Cancel for Any Reason” policy. For travelers who have the tendency to have schedule changes, this may be the best option even if it is a bit more expensive.
  • Some Family Policies insure children for free, make sure to check with the provider.

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