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Travel Insurance in Brazil

If you are planning on traveling to Brazil, you'd be wise to take out a travel insurance policy. There are an untold number of potential problems that can arise on your trip, from cancellation of transportation to theft of valuables, or even hijacking.

Insurers offer a wide variety of plans, so research your options carefully and pick out the policy most suitable for your trip. A word of advice: check with your credit card company or bank to see if you already have coverage, as well as through any other insurance policies you may have, such as health, life, and homeowner's insurance.

Medical Insurance in Brazil

The medical provision is the most important part of any Brazil travel insurance policy. Medical treatment costs add up quickly, especially if you require emergency expenses (say airlifting for serious attention).

In Brazil, medical treatment is paid for up front, usually in cash. Make sure you get a receipt, an essential part of making your insurance claim when you return home.

You'll also want to think about any outdoor activities you might take part in, and make sure your policy covers anything you think you might try. Basic policies sometimes do not cover activities such as mountain biking, so even if you think you might hop on a bike it would be wise to pay the few extra dollars.

Lost or Stolen Items in Brazil

Things get lost and stolen all the time in Brazil, so make sure you insure any expensive belongings such as laptops or cameras. Purchase a Brazil travel insurance policy that offers an appropriate level of protection to cover all the items you intent to bring along, or just leave those items back home.

Robberies happen, so if you are a victim report the incident as soon as possible. Make sure you get a copy of the report, a requirement of most insurance companies (along with a receipt for the stolen property) when you fill out a claim.

In general, the more money you spend on travel insurance the more protection you will have. Go over the details with a fine-tooth comb and make sure you feel comfortable with the level of coverage your insurer provides.

Student Travel Insurance in Brazil

Students in Brazil should always be covered by insurance. Actually, some study abroad programs require you take out a Brazil travel insurance policy to enroll in their program. As always, if you need to purchase your own coverage, shop around for the best policy for your needs.

Students abroad can cash in on benefits not available to the average traveler. You may be able to buy coverage that will refund course costs if you have a medical problem, and insuring valuables such as laptops is many times easier. If you plan on getting a part-time job or participating in sports while in Brazil, you can also find a suitable policy.

Brazil Travel Tips on Insurance

It's always a good idea to have your insurer's phone number and a copy of your policy with you while traveling. Keep it in your wallet, and also send the information to yourself in an e-mail so you have access no matter where you are. If you have any medical conditions or are taking any prescriptions, you'll also want to have written documentation.

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to Brazil: Carnival Dates,








17 Jun 2010




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