Hi! I'm planning on a Camino next year. I have never traveled overseas. So in my planning do I need to get travel insurance before I have dates and airlines nailed down or do I get the insurance and then figure out the dates. Any suggestions?
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Yup, another reason to buy insurance as soon as you book your flights.I found some options for travel insurance covered less medical existing issues if purchased more than 14 days after booking your travel.
Keep in mind that trip/travel insurance is one thing - It covers the potential costs of cancelled or delayed travel, and lost luggage, etc. Medical insurance while out of your home country covers different medical expenses that you might incur - that is the complex and often expensive part.
In 2015 we went to the province's clinic in Astorga with our travel insurance information and they took us in though they billed us at home, ignoring the insurance. The night before I wrote about the problem, had Google translate it and then fixed that up. I showed the same file at the admitting desk, to the nurse and then to the doctor. The service was good and the cost also. There was absolutely no problem getting Several Corners to reimburse us. thanksIm in the US and just bought Travel Guard insurance. When I last walked the Camino Francis, I took sick in Astoria. I went to a clinic and was refused help. No one spoke English and my Spanish was limited.