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Travel insurance when out of UK?

Post by naylera » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:57 am

Hi

I'm a UK passport holder. I need to renew my travel insurance from outside the UK. I have found two; Worlnomads who are expensive but can arrange insurance if you have already left the UK and Globelink but they've gone quiet on my emails. Others I have looked at AXA Direct Travel Direct Line can only do if I am in the UK and no repsonses from others.

Any advice or recommendations appreciated.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:37 am

BUPA?
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Post by JR8 » Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:35 pm

I'd suggest calling or visiting a higher end travel agent (i.e. one who might be intelligible on the phone) and asking them.

Alternatively the Embassy website/help-line. After all it is in their interests to not have to coordinate uninsured emergency-repatriation for you from abroad! :)




p.s. @SMS, BUPA is private medical insurance.

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Post by Mi Amigo » Sat, 11 Aug 2012 1:55 pm

Assuming you're here in Singapore, why not just get your travel insurance from a local provider? I'm covered on a company policy with AIA (or Chartis, or whatever they're called this month), but I'm sure they offer individual cover also. The rest of my family are covered under an NTUC Income policy which was good value.
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Post by naylera » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 1:17 pm

Just in case anyone else needs advice I found worldwideinsure.com.

Arrange mine from UK in the end but allows me to do short trips back to UK during policy, the only one I could find. Set for 2 months but can extend by calling them up to 18 months (dependant on your age). Set my husbands up from Singapore and only difference is that his ends as soon as he goes back to UK.

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