A travel insurance policy should be purchased once the trip is confirmed. Don’t buy just before you leave, as many plans cover trip cancellation in the event of illness, death and insolvency of travel operator even before the departure date. However, the period of pre-departure coverage varies across different insurers.
Travel insurance policies can also be conveniently bought online. Using a comparison tool helps you make an informed choice on insurance coverage that is suitable for you. You may even be able to enjoy promotional offers when you buy online.