Originally Posted by Cadwellparker
I'm due to leave in a weeks time, heading from the UK through Germany, Austria, Italy and Croatia and staying in Bosnia for two weeks.
I just spoke to my insurance company (Adrian Flux) who say I'm covered for everywhere except Bosnia. I knew that already, it tells me on my certificate. What I needed to know was what I do about insurance in Bosnia. All they can tell me is they won't offer cover and if I want some I'll have to cancel my policy and find an altenative. Am I supposed to buy some when I enter Bosnia?
Presumably this would only cover me for basic 3rd party risks. I don't plan on using the bike much while I'm staying in Bosnia, the journey there and back will provide enough riding to be going on with. I'm more concerned with the posibility of theft and the consequences. Do I just take a good chain+lock and hope for the best?
I was told by a different insurance company--which also does not cover Bosnia--that the only way to get Bosnia coverage was to buy it at the border entering Bosnia.
However, at the particular border crossing that I used between Croatia-Bosnia, main highway between Dubrovnik-->Mostar, there was NO border insurance being sold; nor did Bosnia Customs ask for evidence of vehicle coverage. So...it may depend on which border crossing you use.
In any case, even if you find a border agent selling vehicle insurance for Bosnia, it will almost certainly only include 3rd party liability, not theft.
So, yes, take a good lock and hope for the best. Likelihood of theft in Bosnia is no greater--perhaps less--than UK.