Most of us enjoy using our annual leave to travel, giving us a chance to rest both mind and body. Holidays are actually so popular that saving for them is one of the top three priorities of Hong Kongers1.
Holidays can be expensive. So whether your preference is for adventure, sun and beach or city culture, it’s essential for your peace of mind that you make sure you are covered for any mishaps while you are away. As much as we don’t want them to, accidents do sometimes happen.
Compared to the cost of the holiday, travel insurance is a small outlay. And it is worth it to protect you from the costs of minor inconveniences like lost luggage to funding expensive medical treatment or getting home in an emergency.
According to Zuji’s Outbound Travel Sentiment Index in 20162, Japan ranks among the top travel destinations for Hong Kongers and it’s easy to see why — the country’s amazing food, culture and landscape are a big draw for any traveller.
However, a lesser-known fact is that it’s also one of those countries where having travel insurance is a necessity. According to the website, InsideKyoto.com3, should you become sick, most Japanese clinics and hospitals require proof of insurance as they can be unwilling to treat foreign patients who don’t belong to the national health insurance system.
Different countries have their own quirks and in the excitement of planning a trip, sometimes the most important things — like travel insurance — get forgotten. But whenever you’re leaving home it always pays to be protected. It’s hassle-free and you can sign up online.