Travel insurance is a must when travelling. Usually your countryís medical does not cover you in foreign countries. Itís something that we hope never to use, but if something does happen, it is invaluable. Travel insurance can be purchased at any travel agency. Make sure you go over your travel insurance policy carefully with your agent. There are several different types of policies you can get.
Be clear on the limitations of the insurance. If you plan on doing some potentially dangerous activities such as riding a motorcycle, bungee jumping, etc, make sure you are still covered. Some hospitals in some countries will not admit you if you are not covered by insurance. And if you are admitted, the costs of the hospital bills may be a lot more that you can handle.
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