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Date: 23/02/2015

Travelling to Asia? Top travel insurance FAQs

Whether you're planning a trek in the Himalayas, a fortnight at a luxury Thai beach resort or a backpacking holiday around Vietnam and Cambodia, thinking about travel insurance before you jet off is a must, particularly when visiting remote parts of Asia. We're sure you'll have some Travel insurance FAQs, so here we take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions when travelling to Asia

Do I need a visa?

Ok, so this doesn't relate directly to travel insurance, but whether or not you need a visa will depend on the country you are visiting and how long you intend to stay for. You can find out more by searching online. It's also a good idea to check the Foreign Office website before you travel, to make sure that it's safe to travel to the country of your choice.

Does my travel insurance cover me?

For most holidays to Asia, you'll need to take out worldwide travel cover. If you're on a round-the-world tour, you may want to add cover that includes Canada and the USA. Make sure that the countries you're planning on visiting are covered by your travel insurance - if in doubt, call insurefor's friendly team to double check.

What level of medical cover will I receive?

Unfortunately, trips to Asia can sometimes end with a stomach bug or other illness, particularly if you have been drinking local water. Happily with travel insurance from insurefor, you'll be covered for up to £10 million in the event of a medical emergency. And it's easy to make a claim by phone.

What do I need to take on holiday with me?

Don't forget to take a copy of your certificate of travel insurance and the full policy wording on holiday with you as these contain numbers you may need if you have to make a claim at any point.

What if I decide to extend my stay?

Unfortunately, if you're already abroad, it's not possible to extend your cover, so it's important to ensure you choose the right policy before you leave the UK.

Is cover included for scuba diving?

Asia is home to some of the world's most beautiful spots for diving and snorkelling and the good news is that with insure for, you're covered on all policies up to 30m (with no additional premium), whether you buy single trip insurance, annual multi-trip insurance or family travel insurance.