Archive for March 2008

How do I know if my travel insurance covers my high risk sport?

Published by March 31, 2008

Most travel insurance policies have an exclusion clause that lists high risk sports and activities that are not covered. Motorcycling, mountaineering, sky diving, bungee jumping, white-water rafting, parasailing and spelunking are among the activities that might not be covered. Some international medical policies offer optional coverage for hazardous sports. Check the policy certificate for full […]

Travel Warning – Eritrea March 26, 2008

Published by March 30, 2008

United States Department of StateBureau of Consular AffairsWashington, DC 20520 March 26, 2008 This Travel Warning is being issued to update U.S. citizens on safety and security conditions in Kenya.  Threats of political demonstrations and violence have dramatically receded following the widely accepted power-sharing agreement signed on February 28.  The U.S. Department of State has […]

Travel Warning – Algeria March 26, 2008

Published by March 29, 2008

United States Department of StateBureau of Consular AffairsWashington, DC 20520 March 26, 2008 This Travel Warning updates information on the security situation in Algeria.  The threat from terrorism in many areas of the country continues to pose a significant security risk.  The Department of State cautions Americans who reside in or travel to Algeria to […]

Travel Warning – Chad March 25, 2008

Published by March 28, 2008

United States Department of StateBureau of Consular AffairsWashington, DC 20520 March 25, 2008 This Travel Warning provides an update on the serious safety and security concerns in Chad.  American citizens should defer all travel to Chad due to the unstable security situation throughout the country.  Americans in Chad are advised to avoid all travel after […]

Cruise Advisory. New U.S. Customs Rules Require Earlier Boarding. Passengers Must Be Prompt or Risk Missing Departure!

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This article is reproduced from the Travel Insured eNewsletter.   The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Department, effective Feb. 18, 2008, began requiring cruise ships to submit full lists of onboard passengers 60 minutes before departure. The Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) notes that lines now require passengers at the pier at least 90 minutes to […]

Travel Warning – Central African Republic March 25, 2008

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United States Department of StateBureau of Consular AffairsWashington, DC 20520 March 25, 2008 This Travel Warning provides an update on the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR).  American citizens traveling to or residing in the CAR should exercise extreme caution.  This supersedes the Travel Warning for the CAR issued August 9, 2007. American […]

Why buy Elvia Travel Insurance?

Published by March 27, 2008

Elvia is the ideal source to obtain travel insurance, aid, and assistance to travelers around the world. Elvia is a member of the Mondial Assistance Group, the world’s largest travel insurance and Assistance Company. Mondial Assistance Group is a member of the Allianz Group through AGF and RAS International. Allianz Group provides its more than […]

Travel Warning – Kenya March 21, 2008

Published by March 26, 2008

United States Department of StateBureau of Consular AffairsWashington, DC 20520 March 21, 2008 This Travel Warning is being issued to update U.S. citizens on safety and security conditions in Kenya.  Threats of political demonstrations and violence have dramatically receded following the widely accepted power-sharing agreement signed on February 28.  The U.S. Department of State has […]

Does travel insurance require that I cover my entire trip length?

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Generally, travel insurance policies require that you insure your trip from the date you depart your place of residence until the date you return to your place of residence. Some policies will allow you to insure from date of departure for a lesser number of days than your entire trip with your policy terminating on […]

Travel Warning – Yemen March 19, 2008

Published by March 25, 2008

United States Department of StateBureau of Consular AffairsWashington, DC 20520 March 19, 2008 This Travel Warning updates information on security incidents in Yemen. On March 19, the Department of State authorized the departure from Yemen of non-emergency American employees of the U.S. Embassy and eligible family members. The Department recommends that American citizens defer non-essential […]