Nobody wakes up wishing for bad things to happen, but we all do know things happen when we least expect; that is a fact of life! Every second is full of uncertainty, accident, disappointments, theft, loss of valuables, war, attack, mistakes and many more of things that may happen outside our expectations. As with everything in life, traveling is full of the unexpected, especially going overseas. Therefore, your plan to travel abroad should necessarily include contingency plan to cover the unexpected. This, of course is what been insured is all about; having your back just in case!
Does it really worth embarking on a journey without adequate remedial provisions just in case? Should you really go on that journey without insurance cover? Well, for most travelers, this is one question they hardly give much thought; but I think this shouldn’t be you. Yes, don’t ever make that mistake of traveling abroad without adequate insurance provision for the unexpected.
Discussed below are a few reasons why you need insurance cover before embarking on any overseas trip.
Peace of mind
Generally, we all feel at ease knowing someone has our back in any unfortunate situation. When you’re insured for specific incidence on your journey, your mind is at rest and you are able to focus on whatever is your mission out there.
Secured travel investment
You have put a lot of resources into your trip, and when valued it may run into thousands in dollars; your hard earned money committed to the journey. You are mostly at peace knowing you can’t lose no matter what, and God forbid, even in death. There are many of such unexpected things you can pick up a cover for, a few such as Flight delay and cancelation, loss of personal valuables, missing items etc.
Knowing your health is covered
I don’t know about you, but one thing I fear most is fallen sick abroad, especially in developing countries. Not because these countries aren’t good for travelers, but because the state of healthcare in those countries are still far from the ideal when compared with what you can get back home. But, with the right healthcare cover, especially one that insures you for airlift back home if need arises; I am always happy knowing am covered and would be home no matter what.
No doubt you will be exposed to so much risky situations as a traveler, but you are rest assured all is good when you are insured with the right policy. One thing you must know is there are cases your local insurance policy may not cover certain risks in your overseas trip, but when you specifically seek out cover for such in, your insurer would have undertaken to protect you for it on your journey.
For some people, not picking an insurance cover may seem wise and smart in the event that nothing happens, but this is not the way to think for someone who truly wants the best, especially when going on a trip for personal comfort and relaxation. Knowing that the world we live is largely unsecured, it is important to make contingency plans for the unexpected.