Typically, most single-trip and annual travel insurance policies will require that travelers insure themselves from doorstep to doorstep, meaning from the moment they leave for their trip to the moment they return home. But what does that mean for travelers that book trips with no return date in mind?
Fortunately for travelers taking a one-way trip, there are some policies available will cover their journey to the destination, whether that be a flight, boat ride, coach bus, or roadtrip. These policies will typically cover delays, cancellations, lost luggage, and missed connections.
This types of travel insurance coverage will terminate once a traveler reaches their final destination, so many one-way travelers should consider additional protection, such as coverage for international medical emergencies, for the remainder of their trip.
As with any other type of insurance, it’s important that travelers taking a one-way trip carefully read their policies details. This will provide insight into specific benefits and coverage limits that apply to their specific trip. In addition, the way the policy defines the terms “Covered Trip,” “Trip,” or “Scheduled Return Date” will determine if the policy can provide coverage for a one way trip.
Many times these policies will state that a covered trip means a period of roundtrip or one way travel. Another key phrase to look for is within the definition to look for is scheduled return date. Policies that cover one way travel will describe the return date as the date the traveler returns to the point of origin or a different final destination.
Travelers that need assistance finding a policy that meets their trip’s needs can call Squaremouth’s customer service number at 1 (800) 240-0369.