Travel Insurance for Trips to Europe


June 26. Planning a trip to Europe is exciting but can also be expensive. Your itinerary may include visits to several European countries, and you can quickly rack up prepaid and nonrefundable expenses for flights, hotels, excursions, tours and experiences.

Travel insurance can give you peace of mind that you’ll be financially protected if things go wrong before or during your trip. But plans differ, so it’s important to pay attention to included coverages, limits and exclusions when choosing your insurance for travel to Europe.

Travel insurance is not required for entering Europe. “But it is a very important consideration for a number of reasons,” said Scott Adamski, spokesperson for AIG Travel.

In addition to protecting your trip deposits if you need to cancel, Adamski said an important reason to secure a travel insurance policy relates to health care coverage for U.S.-based travelers headed to Europe.

If you’ve booked a trip to Europe, you’re probably thinking, why would I cancel my dream vacation?

“No one plans to cancel a trip, but sometimes there are circumstances beyond our control — you suffer an injury before your trip, circumstances at your job change or your flight is canceled due to severe weather at your destination,” said Shannon Lofdahl, spokesperson for Travelex Insurance Services. “Trip cancellation and interruption coverage reimburses you if your trip is canceled or interrupted for a covered reason,” she said.

Source: Usa Today

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