Hi, Im just trying to sort out some travel insurance for our holiday next week to Olu Deniz but im not sure if i should put down Europe or Asia. Help!
It should be Europe,but last year some ins.firms decided that Turkey was not in Europe.So shop around for best deals.
We use direct travel ins,,we have an anual policy as we go away 3 times a year..Turkey comes under europe with these but as turk0file says some companies have changed Turkey to worldwide...
I've never taken travel insurance despite spending at least a month in Turkey or other countries every 2 years.
Id rather spend the extra money on my holiday.
Turkey is geographically located in both Europe and Asia.
>>I've never taken travel insurance despite spending at least a month in Turkey or other countries every 2 years.<<
You had better hope that you never get taken ill or seriously injured while you are on holiday. Medical evacuation back to Australia is extremely expensive.
Thomson and Thomas Cook have always asked me about my insurance on booking a holiday and asked me to supply my policy number.
Not taking out travel insurance is crazy!
I got seriously ill when I was in Fethiye 2 years ago had a heatstroke. Went to the local hospital where they fed some medicine to me via a tube. Spent about 6 hours there got better and left after paying 500 lira.
Didnt have the hassle of dealing with any insurance company before or after for a payout.
That was the one and only time I have ever needed medical attention while on a trip. I have spent 6 years abroad on trips of my 30 year life.
I'd rather keep the money in my pocket and donate to people in need in Turkey rather than giving it to the greedy travel insurance companies.
As you are only 30 its unlikely you will become ill but as you get older and have pre existing conditions it is important to take out insurance as soon as you book a holiday.
Its not that expensive and last year I had 5 holidays and had an annual policy which only cost £75.
There was a programme recently on TV about an Emergency department in Spain.A man had to pay £6000 for spinal surgery as his insurance company wouldnt pay because he hadnt informed them of a recent scan.
His other option was to pay £12,000 for an air ambulance to get him home.
Anyone seeing this programme surely people will realise how having insurance may be the cheaper option.
Some banks offer free insurance to their account holders.Edited: 27 March 2012, 01:19
Valid points there and I agree with where you are coming from.
I dont have medical, health or ambulance cover in Oz either.
House, car & motorcycle insurance are the only 3 I have.
Who knows what the future holds though. I'm eventually going to die somewhere.
ResmeN, you are very lucky - or at least you have been so far. Last year, my husband took ill while we were out in Turkey - had to be taken to hospital, have an MRI scan, drugs, the lot and then we had to fly home early. All this was taken care of by our travel insurance company without any hassle. Without insurance, who knows what we would have done - the bill would have been in the thousands!! Our annual travel insurance had only cost us £150 for the two of us and this covered us for being in Turkey for 3 months at a time as we were long-stay visitors.
I know you say you are eventually going to die somewhere. Sadly my husband died when we got back home - but at least his family got the chance to see him before he did.
Honestly, travel insurance isn't that expensive - please take it out next time!
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