If I plan my trip myself, may I still buy travel insurance? Published by Chris Harvey January 15, 2008 Yes, you may still purchase travel insurance if you make your own travel arrangements. Related articles: One of the members of our family is much older than the rest of us. Does that effect the premium? What does "baggage delay" cover? What is "International Medical" travel insurance? May I insure a family member joining us on our trip, but already out of the country? If a hurricane watch or warning is issued that may impact my travel plans, up to what point can I still purchase travel insurance?