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Make sure travel Insurance includes Zimbabwe

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Make sure travel Insurance includes Zimbabwe

Luckily we called insuremytrip.com before booking our travel insurance. To our surprise, we found out that several of the travel insurance companies/plans do not cover travel in Zimbabwe. If you are traveling to Zimbabwe, even just a few days in Victoria Falls at the end of a safari elsewhere (e.g., Botswana), make sure you check on this before purchasing the travel insurance. If you use the search feature online, select Zimbabwe as your primary destination (even though Botswana, South Africa, Zambia or other country may be your true primary destination) to make sure that you find the companies that cover Zimbabwe. And, don't forget to buy the insurance very soon after your first payment for your trip (even taxes for frequent flier miles) since that way you can get a pre-existing condition waiver. Most companies have 7 to 21 day requirement and the longer you wait, the shorter the list of possible options. Travel insurance is generally required for safaris in Botswana.

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Insurance is one of the most important things when you are traveling (regardless of Zimbabwe).

It is highly recommended to read the whole contract so that you would know what is covered and what is not. for example not all contracts covers a rescue in case of earthquake... etc...

When I traveled to Africa the most important things that Made me choose one insurance company rather than other were:

1). In case of hospitalization the insurance company will pay directly to the hospital and I would not need to pay and then get refund.

2). In case of an immediate emergency like a severe trauma, how much time will it takes to bring me by flight back to home country.

3). In case of losing ability to walk (or something like that) due to an accident, how much and for how long will the insurance company will pay for living and medical costs.

Edited: 15 November 2011, 18:18
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