Can You Buy Travel Insurance When You’re Already Abroad?

Thankfully, we discovered it is possible to get travel insurance whilst already abroad—whether you forgot to buy insurance before departure or you want to travel for more than a year.

While most companies don’t allow you to buy travel insurance after departure, there are a few reliable insurers that do.

Can you buy travel insurance if you are already abroad?

Travel insurance after departure

If you’ve forgotten to purchase cover prior to your trip don’t worry, we can provide travel insurance while abroad as long as you haven’t been out of the country for more than 17 days, and you haven’t purchased another travel insurance policy for the first part of your trip.

Can you buy travel insurance after you’ve left?

‘Technically the travel insurance needs to be purchased before leaving home. That said, you can buy travel insurance at the airport and you will be covered from the moment you have bought cover but can’t claim for anything that happened before that point, e.g. missed or delayed departure.’

Can I buy travel insurance during my trip?

Yes, Americans can buy a World Nomads travel insurance plan when already traveling away from home. You can be traveling anywhere in the world and buy a trip protection plan.

When can you take out travel insurance?

Many travel insurance coverages require you to purchase your plan within a specified number of days (usually 10-14) of making that initial trip deposit if the coverage is to be in effect. In fact, buying travel insurance as soon as possible is essential in avoiding some common insurance ‘loopholes’.

Can I extend my travel insurance while abroad?

Extending Travel Insurance while overseas. It doesn’t matter whether you are already travelling, or even if you bought your original travel insurance from another company, Big Cat can extend your travel insurance cover up to a maximum of 24 months.

Can I extend travel insurance?

Extending & buying more travel insurance cover

If you decide to travel longer, we can help keep you covered! Your policy may be extended up to a maximum 12 months. You can also buy a new policy while travelling if your policy has expired.

Can I take out travel insurance for someone else?

Yes, you may purchase a travel insurance policy for someone else. You may purchase a travel insurance policy on behalf of someone else, regardless of whether or not you are a traveling companion of theirs.

Can you still buy flight insurance at the airport?

Can I buy travel insurance (primarily medical) at the airport? Yes, you can buy travel insurance at the airport. There are a number of strategically placed vending machines that sell insurance in the airport.

Does Turkey count as Europe?

Is Turkey considered a part of Europe? If you are buying Europe-wide travel insurance, make sure that Turkey is included within the countries covered. While some companies treat Turkey as though it is part of Europe, other travel insurers class it as a ‘worldwide’ destination – so it’s vital that you check.