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Why Insurance is Important for Travelling Business Owners

Many travelling business owners don’t see the need for travel insurance because they are not planning to be away from their home country for long. However, this is a common misconception as you can still have accidents or illnesses while on vacation or working abroad.

Should you fall ill or have an emergency when abroad and require medical treatment, then without insurance, the costs could be astronomical.

It’s a fact that travelling business owners are exposed to more risks than their home-based counterparts. But, whether you’re jetting off for business or pleasure, there are many ways in which private health cover and insurance can help protect your health and assets against the unexpected. 

Some of the most common reasons why travel insurance is recommend, include:

Health cover

If something goes wrong during your trip, medical expenses could be astronomical.  

Emergency Evacuation

Should anything happen that forces you to leave the country unexpectedly, emergency evacuation will get you back home with ease.  

Personal Liability Protection

This covers any legal liabilities incurred by your company while operating abroad.

Here are 7 Reasons Why Travelling Business Owners Need to Take Out Insurance Before They Leave:

1. Illness Strikes

Similarly, illness can strike when least expected and being thousands of miles away from home could make it challenging for doctors to diagnose and treat you. 

If this happens while on holiday or working abroad, then travelling insurance would ensure that your medical bills are covered, so you don’t have to worry about paying them while trying to recover.

2. Medical Emergencies

As previously mentioned, travelling business owners should take out insurance because they never know what might happen during their time away that requires a quick return back home. Still, without cover, flights will cost more money which means less profit at the end of the day.

3. Personal Injury

Should a personal accident occur while working abroad, then without travel insurance, the costs could end up being more than what you expected or wanted. Thus potentially affecting future trips in terms of cost and time away from work which means less productivity for your company over several months.

4. Thefts and Robberies

It goes without saying, travelling business owners should take extra precautions before leaving for business because you never know when belongings might go missing, whether it’s your passport, wallet (containing cash and cards) or luggage containing important company documents that cannot be replaced.

5. Natural Disasters

Weather events are different worldwide, so for example, while a thunderstorm may be expected in Spain at certain times of the year, it can still catch people off guard while conducting their official business work. 

Even if you don’t live somewhere that is affected by natural disasters, it does not mean that your business trip won’t be unintentionally cancelled due to bad weather.

6. Terrorism

Terror attacks have become more prevalent in recent years. However, even if you don’t live somewhere where terrorism is an immediate threat, it doesn’t mean that you should ignore travel insurance when travelling abroad because terrorists do not discriminate!

7. Peaceful protests (riots)

Even if peaceful protests turn into riots while you’re away from home, they could still result in injuries, whether deliberate or accidental. So although your business trip may not be related to anything like this, accidents do happen, even if they’re intentional.

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