I recall purchasing Travel Insurance in March, as I prepared for my travel to San Miguel de Allende, feeling confident I was covered for any and all travel interruptions. I learn the hard way, Travel Insurance does not cover all travel disruptions, especially pandemic, and needless to say, I lost out thousands of dollars, as I had to cancel the trip due to COVID-19.
For many, travel insurance can seem like an unnecessary, additional expense. But if you get stuck in a costly situation—a medical emergency, a canceled trip due to a pandemic, a stolen camera—it suddenly feels like a totally worthwhile investment that saves, not costs, your money.
But even if you understand the benefits and you’re committed to buying travel insurance, choosing the right policy for your needs—and even knowing what those needs are—can be tricky. To help you choose the best travel insurance for your trip, we’ve consulted a number of travel agents, insurance industry professionals, and lifelong travelers for advice. In this guide, you’ll nd everything you need to know, from travel insurance reviews and comparisons to common questions answered, to pick the best policy for your next trip.