Archive for February 2008

Why is my deposit date important when purchasing travel insurance?

Published by February 28, 2008

Some benefits of travel insurance are covered only in the event you purchase your insurance within an “advantage period”. The advantage period for each product can vary but is typically somewhere between 10 and 21 days from the date of your first payment towards your trip also known as the deposit date. The additional benefits […]

Updated Travel Warning – Timor-leste

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United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 February 15, 2008 This Travel Warning is being updated to inform American citizens of recent attempts to assassinate the President and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) and the continuing potential for violence, and to urge American citizens to defer non-essential travel […]

Travel Warning – Philippines

Published by February 27, 2008

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 February 13, 2008 This Travel Warning updates information on the security situation and reminds Americans of the risks of travel in the Philippines .  This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning for the Philippines issued April 27, 2007. U.S. citizens contemplating travel to […]

Travel Warning – Serbia

Published by February 26, 2008

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 February 22, 2008 This Travel Warning updates U.S. citizens about safety and security concerns in Serbia and replaces the travel alert of February 21, 2008.  On February 22, 2008, the Department of State ordered the departure from Serbia of non-emergency personnel and eligible […]

How do I know if inexpensive travel insurance is really a good deal?

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You may first want to think about the reason you want or need travel insurance. What travel risks concern you most?   Then search for a product that meets your needs and your budget. After narrowing down your options, read the document that provides the details of the coverage (Certificate of Insurance) to confirm the risks […]

Travel Warning – Sri Lanka

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United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 February 08, 2008 This Travel Warning provides updated security information and alerts American citizens traveling to or living in Sri Lanka about the continuing danger of terrorist attacks throughout the country.  This supersedes the Travel Warning for Sri Lanka dated October 18, 2007. The […]

Travel Warning – Afghanistan February 06, 2008

Published by February 25, 2008

United States Department of StateBureau of Consular AffairsWashington, DC 20520 February 06, 2008 This Travel Warning provides updated information on the security situation in Afghanistan.  The security threat to all American citizens in Afghanistan remains critical.  This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning for Afghanistan issued April 4, 2007. The Department of State continues to […]

Travel Warning – Kenya February 08, 2008

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United States Department of StateBureau of Consular AffairsWashington, DC 20520 February 08, 2008 This Travel Warning is being issued to update U.S. citizens on safety and security conditions in Kenya.  The United States Peace Corps has decided to temporarily suspend its program in Kenya due to the continuing instability associated with the post-election dispute.  This […]

Travel Warning – Colombia

Published by February 24, 2008

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 February, 2008 This Travel Warning updates and reminds American citizens of ongoing security concerns in Colombia.  The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the dangers of travel to Colombia.  While security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, violence […]