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mastichas09

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Lately when I've been booking travel, I noticed that I often have the choice to get a travel insurance. For example, when I just went to book my flight.

I said yes to the insurance because the price was low enough.

I know that they actually have trip insurance policies, which I have never used.

Does anyone here actually get trip insurance when going to Greece? If so, what is your motivation?
 
Lately when I've been booking travel, I noticed that I often have the choice to get a travel insurance. For example, when I just went to book my flight.

I said yes to the insurance because the price was low enough.

I know that they actually have trip insurance policies, which I have never used.

Does anyone here actually get trip insurance when going to Greece? If so, what is your motivation?
I get trip insurance when I travel anywhere these days. Our medical insurance doesn't cover us for outside the United States. What would happen if I got sick or injured on vacation? The trip insurance also covers a bunch of other stuff. Since I get a policy, I don't tend to book the trip insurance when the airline, for example, asks me. It feels redundant - but it depends on the price. If it's cheap enough I do both.
 
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