• Expatriate Health Insurance Blog

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • A Decade of Increased Security Measures Reminds Us of the Need for Expat Travel Insurance

    Filed Under: Blogging
If you have paid much attention to news online or through broadcast media recently, you have likely seen plenty of information about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The attacks occurred 10 years ago this weekend in the United States, and they forever altered how people all around the world travel on airplanes. Veteran travelers know that the process of flying is much different now than it was before the attacks, and the overall notion of the events themselves simply reinforce the need for expat travel insurance.

Many new technologies have been introduced in order to thwart terror attempts before they can be launched. Full body scanners are just one example of this, albeit a controversial one. And many manual processes have been introduced as well, while existing ones have been refined. The overall goal is to make airport personnel more alert as to potential warning signs and to give them the technology to automate and enhance that work wherever possible.

Even with these measures in place, the threat of terrorism cannot be 100% eliminated. Therefore, it is important that you have an expat travel insurance policy if you are living abroad and traveling to other countries. With this type of insurance, you will be protected during accidents and other incidents. Evacuation and health care are both included in your coverage.

You can also add trip cancellation insurance to your plan. This is very important when the threat of terror arises because it allows you to cancel your flight yourself when you are concerned about travel safety. Without this insurance, cancelling a flight will cost you the full cost of the ticket. But with this protection, you can cancel freely and still recoup the cost of your ticket, making it well worth the investment. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

« How Can Expat Group Insurance Help My Business? Stay Safe throughout Hurricane Season with Expat Travel Insurance »