When it comes to travel insurance, travelers either never consider it or never leave home without it. Obviously, travel insurance is probably the last thing on your mind when planning your vacation in Paris. We all hope not to be unfortunate to deal with any emergency but when things go wrong, it’s much harder to solve the problem while abroad than if you were home.
Crime in Paris is similar to most large European cities. Pickpockets are active on the rail link between Charles de Gaulle airport and downtown Paris and on Metro line 1 which crosses the city, servicing all major tourist sites. Crowded places –such as the elevators at Eiffel Tower, escalators at museums, the Marché aux Puces flea market – are also places where you should be careful and aware of what is going on around you. Obviously, some areas are better avoided at night. But if you speak some French, don’t worry.
Considering that, maybe it’s not a bad idea to check out the links below and get a quote.
Types of travel insurance
Trip Protection Insurance/ Trip Cancellation Insurance
Trip protection insurance “protects” your investment or, in other words, covers all the non-refundable travel expenses, in case something goes wrong, such as airline strike, bankruptcy of travel operator, death and many more. The premium (cost) of the trip protection insurance is calculated based on the total trip cost.
Travel Medical Insurance
Travel medical insurance covers all the emergency medical expenses while abroad. If you come from a European Union country and you have national insurance, you are also covered for the emergency treatments you might need while in Paris.
If you come from US and you have health insurance, make sure to ask your company if you are covered abroad or not while in Paris.
Emergency Evacuation Insurance
As the name implies, this insurance covers all the costs for your emergency evacuation to an adequate medical facility / hospital near your home, if you need emergency evacuation during your vacation in Paris.
Flight/Travel Accident Insurance
This insurance protects both you and your family in case anything goes wrong with your flight –including terrorist acts.
Click here to get more information or a quote on Flight/Travel Accident Insurance
Annual Multi-Trip Insurance
As the name implies, this insurance is aimed at frequent travelers –either for business or leisure purposes, being very useful if you plan to visit several European countries during the course of the year.