10:10 04 July 2013
Backpacking is a great option for those people who would like to see the world without spending a fortune. This is a very popular form of travelling these days, however, it is considered to be riskier compared to regular planned travels. For this reason, special travel insurance is a must.
Travel insurance for backpackers and hikers is typically less expensive compared to standard travel insurance. However, they provide the needed protection to make the holiday worry-free. This typically covers flight cancellation, emergency medical care, theft or robbery, and accidents.
Most backpackers, who are known to go to great lengths to save money, do not even consider this type of insurance. If you’re one of them, let me tell you that getting this could be the best thing you can do when travelling.
Think about this; if you get injured while you’re abroad and you’ll need emergency medical assistance, your hospital bill can easily drain not just your pocket money but your savings as well.
If you don’t want to spend too much on this type of insurance, there are ways to do so. Shop and compare policies from different insurers to get the best deals. Also, get only the coverage that you’re going to need.
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