You arrive at the airport only to discover that your plane cannot leave owing to a strike. Or when you arrive at your destination you find your luggage is missing. During your trip you get lost in the mountains and a search operation gets underway. Rescue workers find you suffering from multiple fractures and a helicopter arrives to fly you to hospital. After an initial stay lasting two weeks, you are repatriated to Belgium. No-one wants to have to live through such an experience but it is outside of anyone's control. Travel assistance insurance can reduce the suffering
Most travel assistance insurance policies cover the following items to a greater or lesser extent:
- medical costs while travelling
- repatriation costs and/or an early return
- costs for lost luggage and discomfort during the trip
- search and rescue costs
Travel assistance insurance is almost always customised. You can select more or less coverage in order to keep the premium under control. You often also have some room for manoeuvre in choosing the insured amounts.