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How much will a Six Month Travel Insurance Cost?

Travelling is indeed a thrilling experience, but there's some or another worry bugging us. Especially when you're planning a long trip abroad, there are chances you might end up facing some unforeseen emergencies. So, having travel insurance makes it much easier to cope with emergencies.

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Travel Insurance Cost for a Six Month Long Trip

Although you might have planned out all of your activities and explorations for your next trip to a foreign destination, there are many important things to consider. Before you go ahead and purchase the first insurance plan you come across, it is necessary to understand the benefits, price and other information.

Travel Insurance Cost for a Six Month Long Trip

The table given below will help you understand the cost of travel insurance, depending on the number of travellers, their health condition and the region to which they are travelling:

Type Of Plan Region Travel Insurance Cost* (Starting range)
Individual Travel Insurance APAC (Asia-Pacific) Rs. 3940
US/Canada Rs. 8994
Europe/UK Rs. 6089
Oceania &Middle East Rs, 6089
Student Travel Insurance APAC (Asia-Pacific) Rs. 3,029
US/Canada Rs. 6376
Europe/UK Rs. 3029
Oceania &Middle East Rs. 3029
Family Travel Insurance APAC (Asia-Pacific) Rs. 7881
US/Canada Rs. 26,982
Europe/UK Rs. 18,267
Oceania &Middle East Rs. 18,267
Senior Citizen Travel Insurance (65 years and above) APAC (Asia-Pacific) Rs. 22,271
US/Canada Rs. 44,958
Europe/UK Rs. 27, 987
Oceania &Middle East Rs. 27,987

*Premium costs are subject to change according to season and booking time.

How to Plan a Six-month International Vacation?

You chose a destination abroad and found the cheapest flight tickets and great hotels for your trip. But are you aware of what to do and prepare for the long vacation? If not, read on to understand how to prepare for a six-month stay at any location. This can be for studies, a fun family holiday, or to quench your thirst for wanderlust:

  1. Get Budgeting

    The destination is alluring; you can't wait to explore the country. But then again, being impulsive will never help you. Create a budget with room for any emergency. Travelling to Schengen countries usually has a higher cost for everything, including medical expenses. Getting your family travel insurance according to Schengen visa rules meets their mandate and reduces the pressure on your wallet.

    In the same way, senior citizen travel insurance helps reduce the expenses incurred by senior travellers and provides them with extra benefits. If you're going to study abroad for six months, then a student's travel insurance and an individual's travel insurance will have different advantages and costs.

  2. Get Accommodated

    Knowing you are travelling abroad and not booking accommodation is a blunder. Regardless of when you are travelling, you have to choose a good and budget-friendly hotel where you can stay. Check the location of the accommodation and how you can reach it. On the other hand, you can look for low-budget accommodations like homestays or hostels.

    If you're wondering how travel insurance relates to your accommodation. Many trip insurance plans cover bounced hotel bookings or non-refundable costs in case of trip cancellation. This benefit can be only availed if you carefully buy travel insurance which provides such coverage.

  3. Documents at the Ready

    A passport is the most powerful thing you can have when travelling abroad. Having an updated passport makes your foreign travels much easier. It is also among the most important documents for international trips. Once you reach the accommodation, you have booked, take all the copies of your passport and other important documents with you and keep them safe.

    Again, your travel insurance plan covers important expenses like passport loss or document loss. Investing in good comprehensive travel insurance is a must if you are going on a long international trip.

  4. Currency Change

    Some of us could be better at math and get confused with even the simplest mathematical problems. It is the same with currency abroad. Each country has its own currency and exchange rates. You can reduce the hassle by getting a foreign expense card or traveller's credit card or reaching the closest money exchanger for correct and exact conversion.

    What's more, you can get additional benefits if you get a good credit card for your trip. There are credit cards with travel insurance benefits that can add another layer of safety. However, buying a comprehensive travel insurance plan is best, especially for a 6-month long trip abroad.

  5. Get Acquainted

    Going abroad and not having knowledge of the customs, traditions, culture and clothing regulations might create trouble. Now, how do I stay aware of cultures and traditions? Read about the country to understand and adopt its culture. Certain gestures and actions might lead to legal issues as well. Finally, be respectful if you are staying or interacting with local people.

    The language barrier is a serious concern for long-term travellers. While staying abroad for 6 months or more, your travel insurance will rescue you if you find yourself in a pickle. You can get help with local assistance, guidance regarding FIRs, locating the nearest network hospital, etc., by contacting your TPA (third-party administrator).

Factors Affecting Travel Insurance Plans

If you're wondering about the cost of your travel insurance premium, you first need to understand how your insurance premium is determined. Here are some points that you should read to understand what affects the cost of your next foreign trip:

  1. Your Age and Health

    Your age and health determine the travel insurance premium amount. If you are someone who has a pre-existing disease like diabetes or high blood pressure, then you need increased coverage. A plan for a long duration, like six months, will be costlier.

  2. Where You're Travelling

    Travelling to destinations like Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, or Thailand is usually less expensive than in Europe or other countries in the West. But then, if you travel to the US or Canada, you need to have a higher premium amount because of the overall cost of health and other services.

  3. Type of Coverage

    Did you know that your sum insured amount is according to the type of coverage you have chosen? The premium amount varies according to the premium you have selected for your travel insurance. Travel insurance purchased to cover basic Visa requirements will be lower than travel insurance purchased with additional add-ons. Insurers will provide the insured with different coverage levels. You are eligible for several benefits and claims depending on your chosen insurance provider.

  4. How Often Do you travel?

    Taking single-trip travel insurance to your chosen destination is helpful if you don't travel too often. However, multi-trip insurance is a cheaper and time-saving alternative if you plan to take over 3-4 trips abroad.

  5. What Activities Do You Want to Try?

    Going on an international trip means that you will explore the local places. You might also take part in adventure sports or programs. So, having travel insurance means you always have a financial backup if you suffer a health scare or an accident.

Usually, when you buy travel insurance, there are add-ons at an extra premium that you can select. Checking the policy coverage can help plan the trip well in advance.

Things to Keep In Mind When Buying Travel Insurance

You may be ready to purchase the best travel insurance you can find. But wait a minute, do you know what to look for when buying travel insurance? Read on and find out which points are most important:

  • Know How Much You Need- You are buying travel insurance for your upcoming trip and looking for the best insurance plan. Checking and comparing claim limits of different travel insurance plans is a starting point. It is also a good idea to go for higher claim limits. Higher claim limits mean that you can have enough for any emergencies.
  • Coverage - While buying travel insurance, checking the coverage is another important part. Any travel insurance you purchase should have coverage for issues like trip cancellations, emergency evacuations or medical expenses.
  • Additional coverage options -Checking the travel insurance for add-ons will be helpful when you are having fun. These can be home burglary insurance, adventure sports cover, etc. Remember that all insurers do not always provide add-ons. Hence, you should research each travel insurance plan well enough before purchasing it.
  • Compare and save premium- Being an impulsive shopper is fun. But when it comes to travel insurance, you need to have patience. Comparing and checking the total price of travel insurance from various insurance providers will save you a lot of money.
  • What you are not covered for - Finally, checking the exclusions of travel insurance is an important task. A pre-existing disease might not be included in the policy. You should always check for what is not covered under your travel insurance.

Over to You

All of that heavy-duty information may have just made your head spin. But if not for all this information, you would have had several issues when you are supposed to have fun with family and friends or just relax. Now that you know what to do, it should be time to pack and plan for your next trip and pick the right travel insurance.

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*Price shown is for a 30 day trip to Thailand with 1 lakh dollar coverage for an adult of age 25 years

 
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