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24 Dec 2019 11:37 #1 by Reopen The St Nich
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Daughter is off travelling for 3/4 months in Feb, heading to Thailand first, then onto places like Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and maybe Australia. Have any of you been in a similar position with your own children and could recommend a good travel insurance provider for this type of trip. Many thanks.

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24 Dec 2019 11:58 #2 by nobbyblue
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Tell her to watch herself in Phnom Penh if she gans there. Mates lassie has been robbed twice in two days!

May be just unlucky.

Heard it’s worse than Maryport on a Saturday night.

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24 Dec 2019 12:33 #3 by pie
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Reopen The St Nich wrote: Daughter is off travelling for 3/4 months in Feb, heading to Thailand first, then onto places like Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and maybe Australia. Have any of you been in a similar position with your own children and could recommend a good travel insurance provider for this type of trip. Many thanks.

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Not sure if it’s what she’s doing but there are several insurers who do specific backpacking insurance which may be worth looking at (admiral definitely used to do it)

No specific insurers but having seen it from the inside, my only advice is take a good amount of time to read what’s covered and more importantly, what excluded (some insurers won’t cover certain activities etc)... more so than any physical damage insurance, make sure you know the policy as hopefully she’ll never need it... but basically don’t skimp to the cheapest on compare the market
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24 Dec 2019 13:17 #4 by carwash
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Yes if she is going to rely on the travel insurance then don't go for the cheapest. For example in Laos the hospital facilities are very basic and you will be lucky to find anything more advanced than ultrasound. The answer in a serious emergency is to get to Thailand as quickly as possible which can be arranged but won't be cheap. So best to have a travel insurer with a helpline which can authorise the use of private ambulances, flights etc even if you have to pay part of the cost later.

However most places in South East Asia are fairly safe as long as you use common sense and don't do things like jumping into waterfalls at Vang Vieng which no travel insurer likes.

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24 Dec 2019 13:23 #5 by seabird
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Whichever you choose they are all reluctant to pay out,ensure you read the small print . My daughter had an asthma attack in Berlin ,where she had to go to Hospital ,stay the night. Two months later she received a bill for medical expenses.She had to pay immediately and claim back from the insurance company,they paid less the excess fairly promptly.A further two months went by ,she received a further bill from the ambulance for £600 ,again she had to pay immediately ,this time the insurance company declined ,she had to claim this from the NHS ,who claim from the German health .Eight month later she is still awaiting the payment.

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24 Dec 2019 14:50 #6 by thesilentone
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My daughter did similar and the the Company they bought flights from also offered specific specialised Insurance for the Countries visited. They went for a year.

It was for students ' gap year ' (I think 5 x International Flights) you will need to Google search.

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24 Dec 2019 19:57 #7 by Markovitch
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Got 2 weeks winter sport insurance for the russian Mongolian border for a tenner. 2 weeks to a month in south east asia, less than 30. Use the meercat thing

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24 Dec 2019 20:14 #8 by Waltero
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You probably get comrades discount Marko

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25 Dec 2019 00:55 #9 by melbourneblues
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Ask parcelpete he might get you family discount on his saga policy.

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25 Dec 2019 08:42 #10 by ParcelPete
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melbourneblues wrote: Ask parcelpete he might get you family discount on his saga policy.


Shh,he still thinks the girl is his.

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09 Mar 2020 14:49 #11 by carwash
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St Nick, if your daughter was hoping to use the visa-free entry into Vietnam (14 days single entry) for UK citizens it has been suspended because a Vietnamese woman caught the virus in Italy then infected a large number of passengers on a flight back from London. Your daughter might be able to get an e-visa online.
www.reuters.com/article/us-health-corona...ncerns-idUSKBN20W19X

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09 Mar 2020 19:59 #12 by Reopen The St Nich
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Carwash, thanks for your update, she has already done the Vietnam leg of the trip and is currently in the philippines for another few days then onto Bali, its been noticeable apart from having to wear a mask in a couple of airports there have been no restrictions at all in the countries she has visited, she says she is going to self isolate when she gets home however, just in case, she has had a fantastic trip so far, oh to have my time over again.

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09 Mar 2020 20:50 #13 by carwash
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Sounds like she is having a fantastic trip. It's a great part of the world.

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12 Mar 2020 20:51 #14 by Reopen The St Nich
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Appreciate some of you will not be interested, but my daughters trip has come to an abrupt end, she is in the Philippines at present which is going into lockdown for a month from Sunday, after talking it through and the possibility that this approach might spread in that area of the world, we have managed to get a flight for her and her pal from Manilla on Saturday to heathrow via Jakarta, she would have rather carried on with the trip, but if this approach continues as the virus spreads, she might have struggled to get home for a long time, the main thing for me is she is safe and well.
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12 Mar 2020 22:46 #15 by topstepwhinger
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Glad to hear your daughter is going to get back ok.
I remember our daughter travelled to Asia before starting Uni a couple of years ago. What with losing her debit card in Thailand, damaging her knee 'jumping' off a bar in Bali and getting bitten by a mosquito in Vietnam causing her foot to swell to twice the size (didn't tell the wife that one until she was back), her return flights then got cancelled due to storms and she had a similar convoluted route home.
We hardly slept the whole time she was away - makes you appreciate them even more, and creates many memories for her.

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13 Mar 2020 08:20 #16 by carwash
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Yes very pleased she has a route home. Historically the Philippines has been close to the US and has its own version of Trump in Duterte so I can see why they are stopping flights to and from Manila. Big hub airports like Singapore and the two in Bangkok should remain open unless the whole world locks down but the visa requirements and restrictions keep being ratcheted up without a lot of warning.

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