How Long Does Travel Insurance Last For?
So, let’s say you are staying in USA (or any other country) for more than a month or even couple of months. How long can travel insurance last? Will it stay for the entire trip or should you renew?
This is a common question we get asked. The answer is not a straight forward on, so let me explain.
Typical travel insurance length – Typically, most travel insurance plans lasts for 30 – 45 days. So, if your trip is within that range, you’re all set. However if you are on longer stays, then the case is different.
Let’s say you are on a B2 tourist visa to US for several months (B2 visas are not more than 6 months), then what about insurance during that time?
Don’t forget to get Travel Insurance
It’s a great idea to get Travel insurance when traveling to USA. As medical cost (even for the common cold) can run into hundreds of dollars in the US, it is recommended that you get good medical insurance, before your trip. Good thing is that if you buy it online before your trip, it may be cheaper.
Travel insurance for longer time periods of stay
If you are traveling for more than the time you are covered for by your travel insurance policy, you can extend your travel insurance by calling up your insurer or renewing your policy online. You’ll need to provide details of your travel etc showing proof that you are traveling on a later date. Once approved, your policy will get extended for the time you are traveling. Typically, you can buy days in 30 and 45 number, so you’ll need to extend plans in multiples o f 30 or 45.
How long does travel insurance last?
Typically travel insurance plans last for 30 to 45 days. After which, you can renew the policy online or by calling up your provider.
Tip: When you buy travel insurance online, make sure that you buy a policy that has renewable option. Here are some good policies that has renewable options.