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Travel Insurance. Any ideas?

TravellingSonn

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2008, Le Puy route 2013
#1
Hi All,

Can anyone suggest a good travel insurance poilcy I can take out? I live in Sydney Australia.

Buen Camino
Love and smiles
Sonia
:D
 
#2
TravellingSonn said:
Can anyone suggest a good travel insurance poilcy I can take out? I live in Sydney Australia.
Hey there Sonia

I'm looking at this one from Webjet - seems pretty comprehensive and not too expensive especially compared to others I've seen and been quoted on:
http://www.etiaustralia.com.au/webjet/w ... spx?plan=a
my quote when I filled out the online form was $184 for the period 20/4/08-06/06/08 - it changes if you put a wider date range.

I was quoted about $270 from the agent I booked my ticket through (Flight Centre), the cover was not quite as good but I think he said it covers you for 12 months. Not sure if that's better, I could see it would be handy if your flight was cancelled or something like that.

I haven't bought insurance yet so if you get something better I'd be keen to know about it.

cheers
Megan
 

Trudy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2006) Roncesvalles to Leon (2007) Leon to Compostela
#3
Hi Sonia,

I'm a member of Medibank so used their travel insurance, think it cost around $250. When I bought it I mentioned I would be walking in Europe and was told that I'd be fully covered should anything happen.

Trudy
 

TravellingSonn

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2008, Le Puy route 2013
#4
Hi Ladies,

Thanks for replying.

Originally I was going to purchase my insurance through 1cover.com.au for $195, I've now decided to book through the company Megan suggested, by doing so, I'll be saving $14 which will allow me to buy ear plugs.... :lol:

Buen Camino

Love and smiles
Sonia
:D
 

Deirdre

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (2007), Camino Francés (2008), Camino Portugués (2010), Camino Aragonés - from Lourdes (2012)
#5
HI Sonia,
I don't really know if you were talking travel insurance (for flights, luggage, etc) or medical insurance.... but in Spain treatment in public hospitals is free. I had occasion to take a student and later myself to the hospital.

I picked up an infection on the Camino... I'm guessing it was because I wear contact lenses and probably touched a faucet or something...while putting in my lenses. It wasn't serious, just needed to be treated and I couldn't get perscription over the counter. I went to the hospital in Santiago where I received excellent treatment and kept looking for a place to pay... but you don't pay! Totally beyond comprehension for anyone from the USA!

Buen Camino,
 

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