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  • Short Term Travel Insurance: Your Best Option for International Vacations

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Summer is fast approaching, and that means many people are planning or have already planned upcoming vacations. Some people will take domestic vacations like road trips to the beach or quick weekend jaunts to a nearby location. But other people will opt for exotic vacations in international locations. If you fall into the second group, you will find that short term travel insurance offers your best bet for assuring yourself of access to affordable medical treatment.

Hopefully your vacation goes smoothly and without incident. But if it is marred by an injury or illness that requires you to visit the hospital or see a doctor, then you will need the protection of a special insurance plan. The insurance policy you use in your home country is only good there, which means that while in other countries you will be considered uninsured. The cost of medical care to uninsured people is quite expensive.

With a short term travel insurance plan, you can avoid those high costs. The policy will cover most of the cost of the plan itself. Without it, you could be facing anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars in medical bills, but with it you can confidently visit the doctor or hospital of your choice, knowing that you can get high quality treatment at a reasonable price.

Another great aspect of these types of insurance plans is that, as the name indicates, they can be bought for a short period of time. If you are only traveling for five days, you do not want to buy a year's worth of coverage. That would be much more expensive and you don't want to spend your money on a service you do not need. You can tailor the length of these plans to fit your personal needs, ranging anywhere from 5 days to 3 years, making it the ideal solution for international vacations.

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