Travel Tips Travel Insurance
Our tours don’t include flights or insurance but we highly recommend you book travel insurance for your Camino de Santiago trip.
It is essential to purchase the right travel insurance when you are traveling overseas. Travel insurance will help you to minimize the financial risks in case of illness, accidents, theft, lost luggage and emergencies when you are traveling.
It is important to research the types of insurance coverage available before you travel to any destination. Policies will vary in terms of what is included in a travel insurance package. Does it include medical cover? Does it include baggage insurance? Does it include flight cover? These are the types of questions you should be asking when purchasing any travel insurance for your Camino tour.
Basic cover generally includes:
- Emergency medical care abroad, personal accident, out-patient medical expenses, repatriation (Sometimes).
- When things go wrong with your travel plans: If the trip is canceled, if you miss your departure, if there’s any travel delay, if you lose your luggage, travel home care.
- Losing money, passport and other important items: including lost passport expenses, lost money, cover personal liability, legal expenses.
Depending on where you are traveling from your health insurance may not include travel medical insurance cover. Be sure to check with your provider before your travel abroad. Remember if you have any medical conditions such as allergies talk to your doctor well in advance of your trip.
Ensure that you have sufficient supplies for the course of your journey and take the necessary precautions before attempting to walk the Camino. European travelers can also use their European Medical Card to access health care in other European countries.
All of CaminoWays.com clients can get a free travel insurance quotation from WorldNomads:
We also recommend that you carry a pocket guide of the basic Spanish phrases so that you can communicate with medical staff if you need to. There are some excellent care facilities along the Camino so don’t panic if you happen to fall or come down with an illness.
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