Travel Insurance

Hi - I’ve been thinking about travel insurance a lot since Covid and want to know if other house sitters just take out normal ‘holiday’ travel insurance, or if they specifically find a ‘house sitters’ travel insurance. I have really good holiday travel insurance at the moment where I can stay abroad for up to 90 days per trip as many times as I want each year.

What travel insurance do other sitters go for?

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Hello @TravellingWitch. Very good question. Just make sure that your travel insurance covers COVID issues. Mine just included it recently. But they advised me that they were not responsible to find me an hospital if the ones around were already at full capacity. :frowning: As I was planing to go from Canada to USA, I had a second thought and decided to safely stay home. I’m 64.

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Today on the Newyork times there is an article on insurances including Covid 29 cover.

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We had a couple of previous insurance threads; I found this one very helpful for suggestions
Insurance
and this one was more specific
Long Term Insurance
Hope these help you too :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thank you @Saltrams. Very helpful. One name that does come up is @vanessaanderson at House Sitting Magazine. I did email her, but regret no response this time. I will check out the companies mentioned in the threads you recommended. Have a good day :hugs:

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Thank you @Brigitte. I am in the UK and so far any insurance company I have looked at covers covid 19 no problem - and I have spoken to a couple too. It’s more about whether it should be ‘house sitting’ insurance or normal ‘travel insurance’. Shame you can’t travel as you wished. In the UK countries have to be on our ‘Air Corridor’ list to be covered by travel insurance companies. If they are not, then we would not be covered.

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Thank you @Provence. I am in the UK so different travel insurance companies. Good to connect.

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@TravellingWitch Hello … I see a mention of an email. Haven’t seen anything I am afraid. When did you send?

We used World Nomads until we changed to Safety Wing who cover Covid. Problem is they aren’t cheap as you age or if you need cover in the US.

We are in Europe at moment so covered under our European reciprocal health care until end of year.

I will be researching again in December so will feed back here with what I find.

Re email… Who are you in real life :wink: ? It’s difficult to look out for someone when you don’t know real names. Cheers, Vanessa Anderson

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Insurance?..PHHHHHHHHTTTTTTTtttttt!!!

Health. Home. Life. Auto, Dental. Pet. Flood.

Now, COVID

Insure yourself, avoid the Insurance Racket

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Thank you Vanessa - I have emailed you privately. Thank you for responding. I will look at World Nomads and Safety Wings. You are a mine of information. Keep well :blush:

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Sorry - should have added @vanessaanderson

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When we booked our first international travel sit I checked with our travel insurance provider to see if we were covered if we or the homeowner had to cancel and we were told “yes”. Our regular travel insurance provider has a clause that if a “host” (which would be considered the homeowner in such a situation) had to cancel us coming due to reasons such as illness, injury, death, etc. that we would be reimbursed. We did end up having this happen where we had booked a sit and just a couple of nights prior to our departure, the homeowner was injured and had to cancel the sit and we were fully reimbursed.

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Good to know Annette. Thank you for your response.

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