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Travel Insurance void for Phuket for travel after 1st May

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Travel Insurance void for Phuket for travel after 1st May

I just called my insurance & also checked other providers online (as I was going to purchase more) and they told me, as from tomorrow, they will not cover Thailand, due to the travel warning. This is irrespective of whether the insurance was purchsed yesterday or 3 months ago (as mine was). So you might all want to check with your travel insurance providers.

FYI this was with ITrek & I had the worst customer service I have ever experienced, so I will now cancel my cover all together & when it is time to go, see how the situation is & purchase again (with a quality provider), if the situation allows I guess.

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1. Re: Travel Insurance void for Phuket for travel after 1st May

Hmmmm, Heading back to Phuket on Tuesday for 2 months, Will have to check on our insurance.

Darkan, Australia
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2. Re: Travel Insurance void for Phuket for travel after 1st May

Yes well, lets hope the insurance situation changes very soon. Not going until the end of July so hopefully all is resolved soon. We will still go anyway.

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3. Re: Travel Insurance void for Phuket for travel after 1st May

Have just spoken to American Express in Australia and the insurance is still coverage for Thailand.

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4. Re: Travel Insurance void for Phuket for travel after 1st May

Oh beautiful, you just saved me from doing that.

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5. Re: Travel Insurance void for Phuket for travel after 1st May

Glad to be of help Athena. We fly to Phuket Tuesday via Singapore.

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6. Re: Travel Insurance void for Phuket for travel after 1st May

I spoke to mine this morning and they said im still covered. Mine is with SCTI. I just hope they havent changed their mind since.

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7. Re: Travel Insurance void for Phuket for travel after 1st May

i have been on hold to covermore for 27 minutes now.

We leave on the 15th of may praying everything is ok... i REALLY need a holiday

Perth
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8. Re: Travel Insurance void for Phuket for travel after 1st May

Hi Splitvh,

When you find out please let me know as we leave on May 8th and we have 1cover.

Anyone who has 1 cover insurance?

Cheers,

Stewie.

Edited: 30 April 2010, 07:06
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9. Re: Travel Insurance void for Phuket for travel after 1st May

all she said to me was that they have only issued warnings for people travelling before the 9th of may. she said for me to wait as our departure isnt until the 15th and that the situation could change at any point changing the insurance.

but for people before the 9th they are cancelling or changing dates.

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10. Re: Travel Insurance void for Phuket for travel after 1st May

for those in Victoria, Aust .... RACV travel insurance will cover all areas excect those with "do not travel" warnings on the Smart Traveller website... which as of now are Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla.

Bangkok is not even listed at this stage under the "do not travel". And if it becomes.. if you are in Phuket or Chiang Mai ect but not Bangkok you are still covered.. it is region specific...

Cheers

Chelle