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Just had a look at the CN site, no sign of a link to "long term" trip ? How many months are you travelling for ?

Hi Bruce,

I did it over the phone, didn't look at the website.

I was looking for 12 months cover. IIRR, I was quoted £600ish for two people.

I was assured the vehicle made no difference, car, bike etc and any size of engine would be covered.

However, as others have found, this could be a case of the guy on the phone telling you one thing but the actual policy wording being quite different...!

I never did follow it up as I had to cancel the trip, but as I said, it could be an option.

Good luck with Amex though, looks a really good price..
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Hi Bruce,

I did it over the phone, didn't look at the website.

I was looking for 12 months cover. IIRR, I was quoted £600ish for two people.

I was assured the vehicle made no difference, car, bike etc and any size of engine would be covered.

However, as others have found, this could be a case of the guy on the phone telling you one thing but the actual policy wording being quite different...!

I never did follow it up as I had to cancel the trip, but as I said, it could be an option.

Good luck with Amex though, looks a really good price..
Sorry to hear you had to cancel, the trip.

I prefer to do insurance over the phone as "calls may be recorded for training purposes" and they often remind you during the call.

This way you can freely ask for such details, they also get to ask you about your health.

However, if there is ever a dispute, you just need to ask them to refer to the recording of the conversation. If they cannot produce it, any dispute will fall in your favour.
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I have just got off the phone to Navigator Travel (0161 973 6435 - In the UK).

What a thoroughly delightful and helpful experience....

The bloke talked me through all the policies and instead of pushing me onto the most expensive, actually pushed me onto a cheaper but more comprehensive package.

£138 for 7 months accross Africa. He said it covers ALL sizes of motorcycles and the underwriters for the policy DO NOT exclude travel to the FCO countries.. Although,

"You are not covered for the specific reason that the FCO warns about"

Eg. If the FCO says there are bandits on the border of Sudan and you then get robbed by them, you're not covered..

If you fall off your bike and break your leg in the same place you would be, even though you are in an FCO warning zone..

THIS IS WHAT MANY COMPANIES DONT TELL YOU... Many will just refuse you due to where you are... Navigator doesnt do this on "most" of their policies..

Dont bother booking online, phone them up and get the facts and the info..
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Wait till you read the small print Ted :confused1::confused1::confused1:

Actually if it's all that your post suggests it might be then they may well be the first port of call in the future. I've had soooo much trouble finding out of Europe travel insurance for my bike trips in the past - either hoping any claim will be for something not bike related or not bothering at all.
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Wait till you read the small print Ted :confused1::confused1::confused1:

Actually if it's all that your post suggests it might be then they may well be the first port of call in the future. I've had soooo much trouble finding out of Europe travel insurance for my bike trips in the past - either hoping any claim will be for something not bike related or not bothering at all.
Well, im not the first.. There are a few recommendations on the hubb for them.

I have all the documents in PDF form if anyone wants to read them over.

The bike IS NOT insured nor are 3rd partys. Thats the kind of insurance you pick up at borders.

Still, its half the price I paid for Endsleigh insurance for South America in 2007/8.
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Hi Ted

Would you mind sending the PDF(s) to me please, I am looking to sort this out soon. carinatauk@gmail.com

When do you go?

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Would you mind sending the PDF(s) to me please, I am looking to sort this out soon. carinatauk@gmail.com

When do you go?


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Hi,

I have just bought 6months worldwide travel insurance through Carole Nash (underwritten by AXA) for £320 FOR 2 PEOPLE (it is a 'couples' policy). That works out as £160 pp.

I dont have much patience when it comes to booking stuff like insurance, so I didn't interrogate the T&C's too closely. But I can confirm that it is genuinely worldwide - no restrictions on countries and it does cover us for using a motorcycle as the main form of transport (no restriction on engince capacity.

I'm, posting mainly so people have a price comparison - I have no idea or interest in knowing what they are like in handling a claim and so do not reccomend or discourage anyone to use them.

Hope this is of use.
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I've just got off the phone with Carole Nash. They offered me an annual worldwide policy for £86. On closer interrogation the maximum trip length under that policy was 31 days... When she calculated what it would be for a 5/6 month trip, it come to about £460.... ouch.
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you could try these, it's not cheap , but if things goes tits up it had better work !! Travel Insurance
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dunno if I'm repeating a post anywhere, but this company does 30+ days for motorcycling on appropriate licence
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might be worth contacting if you are doing a long trip, which seems to be one of the issues with bog standard travel insurance.
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Question medical ONLY

I'm after medical only insurance for south, central and USA. Not bothered about 3rd party or bike for the reason Ted said but also I don't want luggage/money/cancel/theft/etc/etc.
All I want is if I stack it (or Caf does AGAIN ) a hospital will sort me out without charging me, or if they can't because it's only a local clinic get me somewhere that can if it's real major injury, must include injuries whilst riding motorcycles over 650cc.
Anybody brought anything like this recently? We'll be away for 18 months.

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I'm after medical only insurance for south, central and USA. Not bothered about 3rd party or bike for the reason Ted said but also I don't want luggage/money/cancel/theft/etc/etc.
All I want is if I stack it (or Caf does AGAIN ) a hospital will sort me out without charging me, or if they can't because it's only a local clinic get me somewhere that can if it's real major injury, must include injuries whilst riding motorcycles over 650cc.
Anybody brought anything like this recently? We'll be away for 18 months.

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I have been reading this thread in hopes of gaining some small insight

into buying motorcycle insurance and health care insurance myself, a legal

foreign resident of Spain.

I discovered that "BUPA", (GB) no joke that is the name of the company,

offers a transfer from an existing medical health care insurance to "BUPA"

at a discounted rate.

We bought into MEDICUS Health Care Insurance while riding SA for several years and then living in Buenos Aires,

Argentina. So I called "BUPA" and discovered that "BUPA" owns "SANITAS,"

a respected Spanish Health Care Insurance company and could indeed

transfer our South American policy into one of their own, for a very

reasonable monthly cost. This has something to do with "BUPA" underwriting

cost of insuring a "new"

client verses a client previously covered under an existing policy.

Anyway, here is the funny part. When I finally got around to the real

question... of whether "BUPA" covered medical costs if I were injured while

riding my BMW motorcycle, the very British, very curt, BUPA agent replied:

"Mr. G......., we here at BUPA do not care what you have been up to, we just

pay your medical bills." xfiltrate
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Me and my girlfriend are looking for our trip from Lithuania to Malaysia (passing Iran and Pakistan) for a reasonable priced travel insurance.
It's not easy. Most companies that are mentioned here are only for UK citizens.

Anyway I found a link of travel insurances for Europeans:
Travel insurance for Europeans / EU residents | Globe Spots
- Columbus Direct: only insures motorbikes up to 125cc
- Multinational Underwriters: Cheap. As far as I can see there are no restrictions for motorbike travelers. They don't cover Iran.
- World Escapade: As far as I can see there are no restrictions for motorbike travelers. They don't cover Pakistan.
- World Nomads: No option to only cover medical. For me rather expensive (and don't want to insure luggage).
- Worldwide Insure: Not covered from claims resulting of motorcycling.

I'm thinking about taking the insurance of Multinational Underwriters and for the time in Iran (3 weeks) have a package as well at World Escapade or World Nomads. If someone has experience with Multinational Underwriters or World Escapade I would be glad to hear your oppinion.

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