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Travel insurance, trip insurance, travel medical insurance and visitor insurance are often used interchangably but have many notable differences. Trip insurance, sometimes called generally referred to as travel insurance, provides coverage for travel-related risks such as trip cancellation, loss of baggage and loss of travel documents, whereas travel medical insurance, also known as visitors insurance, provides coverage for any new, unexpected illness or injury that may occur during your travels. Most of the comprehensive travel insurance plans we offer provide coverage for both travel-related incidents as well as unexpected medical situations that may arise as a result of accident or emergency while abroad. Additionally, many of our comprehensive plans provide other benefits, such as emergency evacuation and repatriation. For more information see our blog post on Trip Insurance vs Travel Medical Insurance. If you have any additional questions, please email us at or call us at 1.866.384.9104.

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