Bali: known as the "Land of the Gods" can be a spectacular destination for any age group - enjoy a wealth of holiday activities from partying at Kuta, yoga in Ubud or challenging surf at Uluwatu. With Bali enjoying an increase of visiting Kiwis, it needs to be understood that travel insurance is not just a good idea, but should be a priority for any Kiwi when visiting this enchanting destination.
Some of the more common Bali travel mishaps include:
Sickness While on HolidaysIllness while in Bali is often a result of food poisoning, allergic reactions or similar scenarios. Generally this does not require hospitalisation, however in extreme cases travellers have had to be hospitalised to stabilize their condition.
A recent case involved a traveller being hospitalized for 6 days with the cost totalling $6700 USD (For more information see Product Review) A brutal travel experience with brutal price tag on the hospitalisation cost
Luckily the individual had taken travel insurance that came to the party covering the cost of their hospital stay.
Injuries & Travel Insurance
Standard Bali Annoyances, Scams & Travel HazardsLuggage thefts, handbag snatching, pick pockets & other acts of robbery can leave a traveller without their most valuable personal possessions. Insurance provides a safety net if your credit card or passport are stolen, lost or damage when travelling. With credit card fraud on the rise, travellers need to be careful when using cards in restaurants or retail outlets, as it has been reported that staff take down the credit card number for use after the owner has departed the premises.
While travel insurance cannot prevent these instances from occurring, it can provide adequate compensation; alternate hospitalization and emergency care if required. Remember, a single mishap and your policy will pay for itself! Travel Safe - Travel with Insurance