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Medical insurance?

Apart from getting a Russian Visa!!!! Medical insurance for my drive from Scotland to Vladivostok is the last thing on my list. 4 weeks till I set of and I cannot wait to 'hit the road'!

But on the topic of 'hitting the road' I am deliberating over some type of medical insurance and medical evac insurance. Should I or not???

I'll be in a Landrover with roll cage so hopefully in the event of a vehicle accident we stand a fighting chance. But usually on a trip we come unstuck for the things we could never account for.

You guys got any advice on what might be appropriate for Russia Siberia Mongolia and what company you used.

Maybe I should just eat a bag of cement and harden the **** up

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I am deliberating over some type of medical insurance and medical evac insurance. Should I or not???
I think the really simple answer is you should. And make sure it covers you for the activities you plan to do, and also that it has the med-evac option.
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A roll cage wont stop you getting Typhoid.

Columbus are reasonable, good rates and easily set out policy etc. can all be done online. we were looking at theirs for our 10month trip next year.

Dont forget your E111 card covers you for EU so make sure you have one, its in date, and your carrying it.

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But on the topic of 'hitting the road' I am deliberating over some type of medical insurance and medical evac insurance. Should I or not???
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Russian visa requires you to have a medical insurance. Look at the visa application form.
This is what I use... for medical and evac.
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Its a typhoid resistant roll cage ;-)

Had a look at World Nomads and their cover looks pretty good.

Can I still get an E111 if I am no longer a resident in the UK? Not sure if I would be elligable for that??

Will check out Columbus

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Just checked out Columbus.... it doesn't include motorcycling in their adventure package. I t does have an option for overland expedition but that doesn't cover personal liability. And if it doesn't cover personal liability what's the point?

I've not used them but I found Bikers Travel Insurance in my search a while ago that looked quite good. I think it'll be between these people and World Nomads.
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Its a typhoid resistant roll cage ;-)

Had a look at World Nomads and their cover looks pretty good.

Can I still get an E111 if I am no longer a resident in the UK? Not sure if I would be elligable for that??

Will check out Columbus

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Ar, sorry Cal I forgot you now resided down under. Be worth looking into maybe, I dont know the ins and outs of it.

Let me know where you get the roll cage 'additive' will it paint on?

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Thanks everybody for all your replies.

The only company I can find which will back medical evacuation is World Nomads so I think I will go down that route.

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