Asia travel insurance

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Asia travel insurance

Asia is not only the most populated continent; but it is possibly the most culturally diverse.  from the beautiful temples of Singapore and Thailand, to the rivers of the Yangtze and Ganges, and the mountain regions of Everest and Fuji, Asia is packed with culture, amazing food and historical sites.

whether you’re visiting relatives, having a once in a lifetime trip or staying as part of a stopover, make sure you have the right cover in place to protect you and your trip.

what cover do Asia travel insurance policies offer through albert & eddie?

at albert & eddie we understand that great travel insurance should leave you feeling protected in the case of the unexpected. that’s why all travel insurance policies on albert & eddie offer assistance in the event of a medical emergency, protection against lost, accidentally damaged and stolen personal belongings, and cancellation cover. if that is not enough, each policy can be tailored and enhanced meaning you can make it as suitable to yourself as you need.

  • cancellation cover in case specific events outside of your control stop you from taking your trip*
  • cover if your bags are delayed, lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.
  • trip disruption cover if your UK outbound or inbound flight is delayed.
  • medical expenses included as standard as well as repatriation (bringing you back home in a medical emergency) -a ll existing conditions considered.
  • gadget cover often available as standard.
  • hundreds of sports and activities covered as standard.
  • frequently asked questions

    what does Asia travel insurance typically cover?

    For some, travelling to Asia is a once-in-a-lifetime trip and, being longer haul, will usually work out more expensive than a European trip.  So, making sure you have good cover in place should the worst happen, is really important.

    Personal Possessions.  Imagine getting to the luggage carousel and your bags aren’t there!  Until your bags catch you up, there’s usually protection in place to cover the cost of a new set of clothes and toiletries.  As well as cover should your possessions be lost, stolen or damaged.

    Medical Expenses.  All of your existing conditions will be considered for cover while abroad, while also including cover for emergency medical of anything new, like food poisoning or a traffic accident.  Bringing you home will also be included if medically necessary.

    Passport/Documents.  Losing any of your travel documents while abroad is never great.  Especially if your holiday involves multiple countries and your entire trip relies on them.  Take a look into the details of the cover to make sure your passport and travel documents are included and covered.

    Activities.  Your trip of a lifetime may involve nothing more vigorous than a coach trip and some site-seeing, but if you opt for some more riskier activities or sports like bungee jumping or sky diving, you may need a specific sports policy or extensions to top-up your insurance.

    what’s covered under travel insurance for Asia?

    when travelling into Asia, you want to ensure that your bags and gadgets are covered, as well as your travel documents in the event any of them get lost, damaged or stolen.  cancellation and trip disruption is handy to have if you are travelling by multiple modes of transport because any delays can then have a knock-on effect on your trip.  medical expenses are also important, making sure that you are brought home if medically necessary (repatriation) is included in your cover.

    does travel insurance cover medical assistance in Asia?

    travel insurance will cover emergency treatment and will also cover bringing you home if medically necessary, which will get you home after you have been discharged. remember being discharged from hospital doesn’t necessarily mean you are fit to travel, so your insurance will provide cover for accommodation until you are. 

    also, check the vaccination requirements of the countries you plan to visit. whilst most countries have COVID-19 restrictions in place around the vaccine, other countries, particularly in Asia, have requirements around other jabs such as Yellow Fever. failure to comply with those countries’ regulations could prevent entry, which may not be covered by your insurance.  double check the FCDO website for more details.

    do Asia travel insurance policies cover Covid-19?

    most policies that can be found through albert & eddie offer a basic level of protection against Covid-19. for example, cancellation cover due to testing positive for Covid-19 within 14 days of your trip start date. however, if you are looking for extra protection most travel insurance brands on albert & eddie offer a Covid-19 policy extension.