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But for my own sake I want one, if a child runs out in the front of me and I (God forbid that it ever happens) and I hit and injury that child or something similar happens. I would feel so more relaxed to have an insurance in such an imagined incident.
Just don't sound right to me
So its ok to hit a kid if you are insured ?????

Bad choice of words IMO.
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Just don't sound right to me
So its ok to hit a kid if you are insured ?????

Bad choice of words IMO.
Im asking about a third party insurance - that will cover such things as hospital treatment and health expenses etc for a child in case of an accident I could be involved in. And yes I would feel a lot better with such an insurance knowing thst in case of an accident with me and a child involved the child will get adequate hospital treatment and health expenses covered than without an insurance.

If that sounds terrible to you I think theres something wrong with your perception of the concept of having a third party insurance.

If you have constructive things to contribute to this thread as for example where to get a third party insurance that covers several countries of south-America it will be appriciated.
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Some updates in this thread:

Thanks to Renato CWB I have now been in touch with Gisela@Speiser Seguros who could offer me a very affordable insurance for Argentina and all countries bordering Argentina, minimum 3 months.

I have also been in touch with Integrety Seguros and they could also offer insurance for the same countries + Peru, pr month - but the price was very high.

And I have also been in touch with La Segunda Seguros in Argentina and also they could offer me insurance. But it didnt cover Argentina but all the other countries mentioned. Minimum was 6 months and Im not sure of the price.

So all of these Insurance companies are based in Argentina. All have been quite quick to answer. Their offers do differ quite much in price and also a bit in which countries that are covered, so check for yourselves.

Hope this can be of help for other overland travellers.

And last - a big MUITO OBRIGADO to Renato CWB for his help and suggestions. Im will be in Curitiba for a couple of more days if you like a or two...
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South america insurance

Get a hold of BOHM insurance. I know they have a office in Salta. I was just their & purchased insurance for Argentina & Chile. They said they can insure for Bolivia, Uraguay, Paraguay, Chile, & Argentina. I found them online. Their was a girl their that spoke good english.
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SCAM ALERT:

So to follow up this post, I got a seemingly good offer on an insurance from Gisela@Speiser Seguros in Buenos Aires in Argentina. She told me to go to a Western Union and transfer money to her account to pay for the insurance. Which I btw thought was a little odd, wouldnt it be better just to send me an invoice or to transfer directly to he account?
Anyway I did what I was told, went to a Western Union office and spent half a day there tryin to get the staff there to understand what I wanted. In the end after adding up all the fees Western Union the amount quickly rised a good steep bit. Anyhow I thought my insurance was secured and after a few days I mailed Gisela and asked if she had recived the wired money, and if my insurance was valid, if it needed to be printed or a e-mail would be valid? She answered me and said no, she wasnt able to recive the money I had sent through Western Union, her preferred way to transfer money. She then asked me to transfer money directly to her account. Well this smelled not good anymore, so I checked the money transfer I had done with Western Union which you can do online, and for sure the money was already collected!

I then emailed her back and said no I cannot transfer more money to you and the money I transferred using Western Union is already collected - so please dont give me more nonsense. Since then I havent heard from her.

So I hereby warn everybody and ask people to tbink twice about using this persons socalled insurance offers and services. I certainly paid mire than 200 USD for absolutely nothing...
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I purchased my SOAP for Chile in line. This available for foreign vehicles in Chile. Only in Chile. Only vehicles with Chilean plates can get for Mercosur countries. There was a WhatsApp contact to answer questions and had to pay by PayPal
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I was finally able to buy an insurance for my bike in Tarija Bolivia at Fortaleza Seguros. The price was 50 USD for 6 months coverage. They also had monthly coverage for 30 USD. Its supposed to be valid for several countries in SA such as Bolivia, Praguay, Uruguy, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Brazil.
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I was finally able to buy an insurance for my bike in Tarija Bolivia at Fortaleza Seguros. The price was 50 USD for 6 months coverage. They also had monthly coverage for 30 USD. Its supposed to be valid for several countries in SA such as Bolivia, Praguay, Uruguy, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Brazil.
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just to make it easier to find later - iOverlander | Insurance Office

you say "supposed to be valid..." does it state countries covered on it on the paperwork to show officials if asked
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ad Snakeboy - Scam Alert: sorry to hear about your bad luck with Gisela. Others had better luck with this contact. Bea and Helle from timetoride bought their insurance online with Gisela, and they seemed to have no problem. But this was 2 or 3 years before your problem.

I am now in the same situation. Shipping me and my bike in October to Montevideo, and looking now for an insurance for South America. Anyone here who has latest infos? Or who got insurance for SA online lately?

Thanks in advance for every tip!
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I met some people in La Paz at the end of July who insured with Gisela...I also tried to get insurance through her but they would only accept payment with western union and I couldn't make it work... I got insurance in La Paz that covered the Mercosur countries plus Peru. I think it was around $30 for a month.

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Insurance Seguros Rivadavia

I just purchased my second lot of insurance from Seguros Rivadavia in Argentina. They have offices in most large cites and agents in a lot more. They are professional and efficient. The cost for 6 months was USD 42.00 and it covers Brazil Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru and Chile. After 6 months they will e-mail me a bill and I can pay if I want to keep it current
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Insurance

I bought insurance from La Segunda in Bariloche, Argentina, which covers me in all the mercosur countries for very cheap. I asked them about purchasing a plan remotely, but they made it seem like youd have to buy at their office in person. If your spanish is good, it cant hurt to try and call and buy over the phone. You get your policy emailed to you.
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Anyone made progress with this recently? I'm flying in to Santiago in a fortnight and would ideally like to get insurance for Chile, Argentina and Bolivia in one hit. We arrive on a Friday too, so haven't got much time to sort something out as the weekend gets in the way.


If we can't get cover for the whole trip, can anyone can advise where I could get Bolivian cover as we're crossing at Ollague which seems like a no horse town. Heading to Uyuni...
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what do i need to cross borders in South America, Central America, USA & Canada?

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I am preparing a trip taking in South America - Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and then Central America, USA and Canada.

I am totally confused by the paperwork you require at the borers of each of these countries. Can someone please help? I am particularly concerned about motorcyle 3rd party insurance (Itchy Boots seems to glide through the border crossings without hassle....)

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Hi

I am preparing a trip taking in South America - Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and then Central America, USA and Canada.

I am totally confused by the paperwork you require at the borers of each of these countries. Can someone please help? I am particularly concerned about motorcyle 3rd party insurance (Itchy Boots seems to glide through the border crossings without hassle....)

Cheers!

Roamalot
Thats because itchy pu.. has a shi... load of sponsors to do her dirty job

And your right.. there is a lot of papers , i was planing that trip my self in 2021 but the paperwork just takes the fun out of it..
Its so confusing what and where to get it all

The insurrence papers for the bike, does they cover if you hit a person ?
The Import documents of the bike, do i get that at the borders ,
Do i get the insurrence papers at the boarders to ???

Theres a lot of questions and 10.0000 answers , and the answers are, Maby you can maby you cant ...

So it would be nice to have a guide for new travelers with bike (that dont have sponsors , to wipe there as... )
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