The most popular reason for purchasing travel insurance is trip cancelation coverage. You will be protected for the covered reasons in your particular policy. You can also purchase additional “cancel for any reason” (CFAR) coverage, which is what we recommend. Two helpful sites that provide more information and quotes are:
Travel insurance is highly recommended for all participants and should be taken out no later than 10 days after you make your reservation (insurance companies vary on the maximum amount of time permitted). This insurance can also protect you against unforeseen events such as loss of luggage, curtailment, personal liability, personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.
It is generally easy to get and inexpensive when compared to the overall investment you make in your trip. Below are a few well-regarded providers that offer “cancel for any reason” coverage:
You must hold a valid passport with an expiration date at least six months after the end of your stay. To determine if you need a visa, contact the appropriate embassy.