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  1. nidarosa

    Cautionary tale of the importance of travel insurance!

    This September my husband went on an adventure, to walk from St Jean to Santiago. I would meet him there and we would walk out to the sea together. He was just getting his washing when he slipped on smooth stone steps and fell hard on concrete in an albergue garden. It was late and he didn’t...
  2. D

    Travel/medical insurance for Canadians

    I am a Canadian and shopping for travel/medical insurance for my Camino France journey starting on April 18 for 38 days all inclusive. Since I have some pre-conditions, Manulife asks for C$470. I checked the "Insure and Go" with the same conditions, it would cost me 60 Euro. I am wondering if...
  3. rappahannock_rev

    Medical Care

    Recently, halfway through my 2nd Camino, I tripped and fell crossing the street in El Virgin del Camino. I sustained a messy compound fracture of the little finger of my right hand. A very professional rescue squad was quickly on the scene and transported me to the large hospital in nearby...
  4. Anniesantiago

    FREE Travel Insurance

    I've never taken out travel insurance. But as some of you know, I got stuck in Spain last year and was unable to get home when my sister in law was dying. The ticket home was so far out of my budget, I couldn't do it. This year, someone suggested joining Hostelling International USA, and so I...
  5. Anniesantiago

    Travel Insurance?

    Has anyone from the USA or Canada had any experience with Travel Insurance Companies? What type of travel insurance do you buy? What are the protections? Cost?
  6. Declan Breen


    Hi, just a quick question in relation to getting insurance. Is this necessary or will the European health insurance card be sufficient
  7. E

    medical insurance

    A request to American pilgrims; past, present and future. I just learned that my health insurance does not cover me while in Europe. In looking on this forum the advice is don't go without it. I did some looking at American insurance companies that offer travel medical insurance and found (1)...
  8. S

    Travel Insurance

    As it is gettin nearer to my start date , The next item on my list is Travel Insurance. Do I require ordinary travel cover or will I need special cover? Any help will be truly appreciated.

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