Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Travel insurance needed or not?

Jump to last reply

For the very first time on our travels to Asia, I'm actually entertaining the notion of not getting travel insurance for our Japan trip (although when we go to place like Europe, I never purchase it.)

The reason I don't think it's that necessary for Japan is that our flights are award tickets (about $40 in taxes each) and ALL of our hotels are pay-upon-arrival. The redeposit fee on our tix (if we canceled) is waived due to our frequent flier status.

The only real tangible advanced purchase cost I have is the JR passes I got for us last week...and those, I believe, are partially refundable if unused.

I know the additional medical coverage is helpful but med evac is much less a concern in a place like Japan.

Guess I could just insure us for the cost of the passes and get the added bonus of the luggage, medical and delay benefits.

I know insurance is VERY popular on here--and like I said, I've gotten for every single on of our SE Asia trips. This trip felt a bit more of an exception, though.

Thoughts?

57 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 21 days thailand and vietnam
  2. 2 Bali - January 2015
  3. 3 Sri Lanka itinerary-please critic
  4. 4 Taken to the police station for not carrying documents... please, help!
  5. 5 Guide/Driver for Mumbai,
  6. 6 Please comment re. itinerary for Indochina
  7. 7 Trip Report Stop-over in Seoul
  8. 8 Need help planning a trip to Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam
  9. 9 Pai in N. Thailand? Worth it?
  10. 10 Day trip by car from Kyoto?
  11. 11 Trip Report Mad Dash Across Too Much - Sri Lanka Not Bangladesh
  12. 12 Plans for Nepal/Bhutan continued: how does this sound??
  13. 13 Trip Report Our favorite hotels and restaurants of Bali – Ubud, Amed, Pemuteran
  14. 14 meeting at beijing airport
  15. 15 One week in Tokyo
  16. 16 Suggestions for bike tour operators that offer smaller tours (4-5 days)
  17. 17 Bali and Java - 24 September to 23 October 2014
  18. 18 Souvenirs/shopping in Thailand
  19. 19 Travelling in China at Christmas
  20. 20 Sri Lanka vacation with 4 year old.... 10 Day Itenerary Review Help...
  21. 21 Confused about where to stay in Tokyo
  22. 22 Hotel in Singapore
  23. 23 Any new BKK hotels or with new mgt. worth checking on?
  24. 24 Trip Report Cooking in Chiang Mai & Driving Around Northern Thailand
  25. 25 Visa Cambodia
View next 25 » Back to the top