Travelling without medical insurance can cost you dearly. If you sprain your knee while on vacation in Japan, you will pay $43,378 in hospital expenses. You won’t spend a dime if you have travel medical insurance, as the infographic shows.
Travelling abroad is so exciting. You imagine castles with stories to tell, street-side restaurants, and white beaches with swaying palms. So, it is tempting to forget about natural disasters. You don’t want to think about typhoons, tornados, tsunamis, earthquakes, and floods – you are going on vacation, and you want to enjoy every minute of it.
OK, over a period of 30 years, 677 tornadoes are not that much. Especially if you are an optimist. But what if you sprain your ankle? Sprains are common, with an incidence rate of 97 per hour or 850,000 per year in the United States. Of course, you know how to protect your ankles. You won’t wear uncomfortable or poorly fitting shoes or boots. Uncomfortable shoes are asking for trouble. You will pack a pair of loafers with a shock-absorbing midsole and a cushioned insole. You know that high-heeled shoes and hard terrain are not a winning combination. And poorly fitting shoes may ruin your vacation.
Tornadoes occur and accidents happen, whether you travel to Osaka or Florida. If you fracture your femur in Florida, you will pay $58,825 in hospital expenses. We know that you will watch for tripping hazards every minute of your trip. But if you do this, will you be able to enjoy your holiday at all?
Infographic courtesy of Insureye
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