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  • Travel Guard's Travel Tips
  • A Customer's Story:

    Costa Rica Catastrophe

    My wife and I had planned a ten-day trip to Costa Rica over the New Year. After we boarded the flight there was an announcement that there was a "mechanical problem" - nothing to do with the weather. We were assured it would be fixed within "minutes," but after 2 hours there had been no update. The problem was, we had already missed the next flight, even before leaving the ground!

    Of course, by that time we had missed our first night in Costa Rica and all the activities for that first day, none of which could be refunded. So Travel Guard stepped in once we got home and quickly and efficiently reimbursed us for the pre-paid and non-refundable portions of that first missed day of our trip. Thanks for that.

    -Dennis
  • International Travel Tips

    Traveling Abroad? From revealing information about passport requirements to advice on what to know before you go, these travel tips will help you navigate your international travels with ease.


    • Copies of Documentation
      Create a travel plan and then register with the U.S. State Department. Registration allows the Department of State to assist you and contact family or friends in case of an emergency. To find out more click here.
    • Don't Be A Target of Crime
      Avoid wearing conspicuous clothing or jewelry and do not carry excessive amounts of cash or credit cards. Also, do not leave unattended luggage in public areas and do not accept packages from strangers.
    • Don't Get Stuck In Customs
      Investigate United States Customs Service regulations.Click here for more information.
    • Don't Leave Home Without Help
      Be sure you have 24/7 access to emergency assistance services. The majority of Travel Guard's travel insurance plans include 24-hour, worldwide emergency assistance services. Keep the assistance hotline number with you at all times to reach trained travel counselors that can help you in almost any emergency situation. Rebooking hotels and flights, coordinating emergency medical evacuations are just a few of the services available with most Travel Guard plans.
    • Don't Miss Your Flight
      Arrive at the airport two hours prior to departure. International travelers must check in at the ticket counter with photo identification and, depending on the destination, a passport.
    • Don’t be a foreign tourist target:
      Deter thieves from breaking into a rental car by leaving a local newspaper on the dashboard.
    • Educate Yourself
      Educate yourself regarding immigration practices, health conditions, political disturbances, currency and entry regulations as well as crime and security information for the countries to which you’ll be traveling. For a list of countries and access to this type of information click here.
    • Ensure Safe Travels Abroad
      Create a travel plan and then register with the U.S. State Department. Registration allows the Department of State to assist you and contact family or friends in case of an emergency. To find out more click here.
    • Know Your Embassy
      Know the location and contact information for the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country to which you are traveling.
    • Renew Your Passport
      Renew your passport six to nine months before it expires.Some countries will not grant you entry if your passport is due to expire in the coming months. To find out more about passport requirements click here.

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Travel Guard travel insurance plans include travel insurance & assistance that travels with you.

Coverages may include: Trip cancellation due to terrorism & other named unforeseen events, trip delay, lost baggage, medical emergency, & others. Purchase online for immediate coverage.

Certain coverages are subject to purchase requirements.
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