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Last Updated : Nov 10, 2018 02:19 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Baggage theft, passport lost on holiday? Know your travel insurance policy before buying

Here are some travel insurance policies to consider while planning your next trip.

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About 25 million Indians travel abroad each year to holiday, according to data from The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). (Representative Image)
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About 25 million Indians travel abroad each year to holiday, according to data from The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). (Representative Image)

But most of us don’t prioritize travel insurance, and are often unaware of what it covers. Here's a brief look at the kinds of travel insurance policies available in India. (Representative Image)
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But most of us don’t prioritize travel insurance, and are often unaware of what it covers. Here's a brief look at the kinds of travel insurance policies available in India. (Representative Image)

Basic travel insurance policy – This usually covers expenses related to emergency medical care and loss of belongings. (Representative Image)
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Basic travel insurance policy – This usually covers expenses related to emergency medical care and loss of belongings. (Representative Image)

Domestic travel insurance policy – This takes care of most accidents that occur while travelling within the country. It also reimburses transportation and medical care costs arising due to hospitalisation. (Representative Image)
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Domestic travel insurance policy – This takes care of most accidents that occur while travelling within the country. It also reimburses transportation and medical care costs arising due to hospitalisation. (Representative Image)

Overseas travel insurance policy – Apart from emergency medical care costs, this covers loss of passport, documents and baggage. It also covers fraudulent charges made on your credit/debit card. (Representative Image)
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Overseas travel insurance policy – Apart from emergency medical care costs, this covers loss of passport, documents and baggage. It also covers fraudulent charges made on your credit/debit card. (Representative Image)

There are also travel insurance policies that cater to Indians studying abroad. This usually protects a student from study interruption, health cover, sponsor protection, and compassion visits. (Representative Image)
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There are also travel insurance policies that cater to Indians studying abroad. This usually protects a student from study interruption, health cover, sponsor protection, and compassion visits. (Representative Image)

First Published on Nov 10, 2018 02:19 pm
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