If you’re faced with a medical emergency, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office cannot pay for treatment or fly you home.
However, a standard travel insurance policy can cover your medical costs while abroad, and even arrange repatriation flights if it’s medically necessary.
Is it worth it to get travel insurance?
Since you have not pre-paid any expensive non-refundable trip costs, you are not concerned with trip cancellation or interruption coverage. Buying travel insurance would give you coverage for lost baggage and travel delays, but this coverage alone might not be worth the cost.
Can I buy travel insurance after booking a flight?
The short answer is: It’s not too late! You absolutely can buy travel insurance after booking your trip. However, it’s always best to purchase insurance as early in the process as possible. if you procrastinate, you may miss out on certain benefits.
When should you buy travel insurance?
The best time to buy travel insurance is within 15 days of making the first deposit on your trip, since buying early can often qualify you for bonus coverages. However, many plans let you buy coverage up until the day before you leave.
How much does travel insurance cost?
In general, you should expect a plan will cost anywhere from 4%-10% of your total pre-paid, nonrefundable trip cost. For example, if you purchased a trip with a total cost of $5,000, travel insurance policies available to you will likely range in price from $250-$500, depending on variables.