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travel insurance

My wife and I are going to Norway, Switzerland, Germany, and Netherlands in Aug./Sept. for ~6 wks., have medical coverage, should I get travel insurance?

Posted by
1832 posts

I woulldn't, but then we never do.
We are in a distinct minority regarding this subject.

Posted by
693 posts

Does your medical insurance cover a medivac from Europe to the US?

In my opinion it is foolish to travel without this, regardless of age. My father in law was medivaced from SE Asia back to Australia. It was on a commercial flight but still cost around $40000USD. He was insured fortunately.

Posted by
807 posts

Just a note, in Switzerland the cost of transportation to hospital is NOT considered a medical expense, so make sure that your policy does not have some kind of smart wording that would see you having to foot the bill.