Travelling is synonymous with discoveries, adventures, and unforgettable memories. But behind every escapade, unforeseen events can disrupt your plans, ranging from expensive medical emergencies to unexpected trip cancellations. That's where travel insurance comes into play, providing a safety net for savvy travellers.
Here's why travel insurance is essential to ensure a worry-free experience.
Who needs travel insurance?
Whether you're an adventurer, a student, a retiree, a business traveller, or anyone in between, travel insurance is an indispensable companion to protect you from the unexpected, regardless of your destination.
Among the people who should always travel with travel insurance, you'll find the following categories:
- Tourists and vacationers seeking peace of mind during their travels abroad.
- Business travellers on work-related trips.
- Retirees and senior travellers savouring their retirement abroad.
- Students and participants in international exchanges who want to focus on their studies without financial worries.
- Travellers volunteering and engaging with communities abroad, making a positive impact on local communities.
- Expatriates, either temporarily or long-term, who need reliable coverage in their adopted countries.
- Backpackers and globetrotters in search of unique experiences.
- Travellers complying with visa requirements (Working Holiday Visa, Super Visa, etc.) to meet their destination's entry rules.
- Travellers on multiple layovers or cruises who want continuous support during their journeys.
- Frequent travellers exploring the world multiple times a year.
- Families travelling with children to protect their loved ones.
- Travellers investing in special trips, such as honeymoons or luxury vacations.
- Digital nomads and remote workers leading a nomadic life.
- Savvy travellers looking for ways to save on travel costs.
- Travellers visiting family abroad.
- Border residents crossing regularly for various activities.
Financial protection in case of medical emergency
Medical expenses abroad can be exorbitant. A simple hospital visit can turn into a financial nightmare, leaving you with substantial debts. But here's the good news: travel insurance is precisely for this purpose!
Not only are medical costs covered, but hospitalizations and emergency care are also included. So, instead of worrying about the bill, you can focus on your recovery.
Trip cancellation or interruption
What do you do when the unexpected strikes in the form of a sudden illness, an accident, or a family emergency that forces you to cancel your carefully planned travel? This is where travel insurance comes in handy.
Make sure to add a trip cancellation or interruption option to your medical coverage to secure the cost of your trip. Your investment won't be lost, and you can reschedule your trip for a more suitable date.
Flight delay or cancellation
Flight delays and cancellations are notorious for causing headaches to travellers. They can disrupt your itineraries, leaving you uncertain about the next steps of your journey.
Fortunately, travel insurance can also cover you in these situations and take care of additional expenses like meals and accommodation, allowing you to wait for your flight comfortably.
Loss of luggage or personal belongings
Imagine waiting at the airport baggage carousel, but your luggage never appears. Airlines can misplace luggage, and flights can be delayed or cancelled, resulting in the loss of personal belongings.
Travel insurance can reimburse these losses, preventing you from starting from scratch in a foreign country.
Emergency evacuation and repatriation
When you're thousands of miles away from home, facing unforeseen situations like natural disasters or political conflicts, having a reliable backup plan is essential. Travel insurance can provide invaluable support in these tumultuous scenarios.
In the event of an emergency evacuation or repatriation, your travel insurance will handle all necessary steps to ensure your safety.
You can be confident that you won't be left to your own devices in potentially dangerous situations. This peace of mind is invaluable when you're exploring the world.
Coverage for adventure sports
For adventurous souls and thrill seekers, most travel insurance policies may not necessarily cover these activities. Fortunately, with soNomad, there are policies specifically designed to cover activities like scuba diving, skiing, hiking, and many more. So, you can push your limits safely.
24/7 Travel insurance assistance service
With soNomad, our travel insurance solutions include a 24/7 telephone assistance service, providing continuous support before and during your trip.
This service allows you to obtain essential information about precautions to take, such as passport, visa, and vaccination requirements for the countries you plan to visit. Additionally, in case of issues like lost or stolen luggage or legal questions abroad, this service is there to guide you.
Regarding your health, the assistance service can direct you to appropriate healthcare facilities, ensure the tracking of your medical records, and even arrange for your repatriation to your city of residence in the event of a serious health emergency. This comprehensive and accessible assistance provides significant peace of mind to fully enjoy your trip.
Compliance with visa requirements
Some destinations may require travellers to provide proof of travel insurance for entry into their territory. This requirement is especially common when applying for a working holiday visa or a digital nomad visa, as these countries want to ensure you're covered throughout your stay.
Subscribing to travel insurance thus becomes a crucial step to meet these requirements and avoid any hassles with customs. After all, you want to cross the border without any issues.
Serenity and peace of mind
Going on vacation with travel insurance provides the peace of mind you need to make the most of your stay. Nobody wants to return from a trip with thousands of dollars in debt, so opting for adequate travel insurance is an investment in serenity and the assurance that, regardless of the outcome of your journey, you'll be well protected!
It's a way to travel with confidence, knowing that you have a dedicated team ready to assist when needed, allowing you to focus on discovery and relaxation.
Customization of policies
Everyone has different travel needs. At soNomad, our agents offer the option to customize your policies based on your type of travel, whether you need simple medical coverage or comprehensive coverage. It's like an à la carte menu for your travel security.
How to purchase travel insurance?
Buying travel insurance is a quick and straightforward process when you choose the right company. At soNomad, you have two convenient options to purchase your travel insurance.
Option 1: Buy online in a few clicks
Visit our website, where you'll find a user-friendly form. You'll need to provide information such as your travel dates, the countries you plan to visit, and answer a few questions to personalize your quote.
Once done, you'll immediately receive the best plans that match your needs, and you can proceed with the purchase, ensuring coverage from the beginning of your journey.
Option 2: Call our team
If you prefer human contact, our competent team is there to assist you. You can call us at 1-855-221-4555. soNomad agents will answer all your questions and guide you through the process, ensuring you get the coverage you need for your trip.
Get travel insurance before your departure
The best practice is to purchase your travel insurance before embarking on your journey. Even if you're not sure exactly how long your trip will last, you can subscribe to travel insurance for an initial period, such as 10 days, for example. Then, set a reminder in your calendar for the coverage end date.
If your plans change, it will be easy to extend your insurance by emailing an agent before the scheduled expiration date. This ensures that you will never find yourself without protection when you are abroad.
Talk to an agent at soNomad!
Regardless of your destination or the duration of your stay abroad, travel insurance remains a necessity to safeguard your well-being and the expenses incurred.
Feel free to ask any questions because obtaining a travel insurance policy that fully meets your needs is crucial.
At soNomad, our agents are here to assist you and ensure that you understand your coverage. Contact a soNomad agent and discuss your situation.