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 get travel insurance when 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.
When should 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’.
How late can you get travel insurance?
Generali Global Assistance travel insurance can be purchased up to 18 months before the trip departure date and up until the day prior to departure. Often times travelers will pay for a trip in installments, and they wonder when they can buy travel insurance, since they haven’t paid fully yet.