InvestorQ : When can I book travel insurance?
priya Shah made post

When can I book travel insurance?

Rishita Das answered.
3 years ago

Travel insurance is in vogue right now, given more and more Indians are flying aboard. One could be travelling abroad for any reason- for further studies, for business meetings, for leisure, etc, but by purchasing a travel insurance, you are protecting your trip from any negative uncertainties.

Most Indians are buying travel insurance for the overseas travel, but one can buy travel insurance even if he/she is traveling within the country.

You can book travel insurance at the time of booking your flight/train tickets. Most travel aggregators such as makemytrip, goibibo, irctc, cleartrip, etc, offer the option of booking travel insurance while you are booking your tickets. However, these companies have tie-ups with specific companies so they may not have the best travel insurance policies to offer at the most competitive prices.

A few credit card companies also provide automatic travel insurance if you have paid for your tickets/hotels through the credit card. Again, this limits your insurance provider options and may not be the travel insurance that’s best suited for you.

It is advised that you approach insurance companies, via their websites, and pick a travel insurance that best suits your need and is focused on the geography you are visiting. More often than not, these travel insurance companies have pop-up notifications that’ll take your insurance and a representative will call you to help you with various policies.

Ensure you have a travel insurance before you leave for your trip to ensure you get the complete insurance cover the insurance policy offers.