What are the insurance provisions available in case anything goes wrong?
Regular travel insurance includes travel sickness insurance. This includes expenses in the event of death and medical treatment in the event of an accident or acute illness during the trip.
Included in the insurance are expenses for repatriation to your country of residence when it is medically indicated, and summoning relatives in the event of a serious, life-threatening illness. The costs of necessary treatment and repatriation are usually reimbursed without an upper limit.
The insurance usually also includes an accident insurance. This is an insurance cover that is paid out in the event of death or permanent medical disability as a result of an accident. The sum insured is paid as a lump sum.
Travel insurance can be taken out as individual insurance for a special trip, or, as most people choose, a year-round insurance that is renewed automatically until it is terminated.