Antarctica Travel Insurance
When traveling to Antarctica- whether it is a fly-cruise (flying from Chile to Antarctica and then a cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula) or a cruise from South America to Antarctica across the Drake Passage – travel insurance is essential. In fact, operators of Antarctic trips require travel insurance as a condition of booking.
When choosing Travel Insurance for Antarctica, it is important that you don’t just go with the cheapest policy. It is imperative to check for any exclusions and make sure you’re covered for medical evacuation and treatment as well as trip disruption.
- When traveling on a fly-cruise, you’ll fly into King George Island near the Antarctic Peninsula. While these flights are typically on time, the conditions needed to land on King George Island are extremely strict and you could see delays in arriving back to Punta Arenas, Chile.
- We suggest booking a few days at the end of your Antarctic tour in Punta Arenas (fly-cruise) or Ushuaia (cruise). This will help you minimize costs if you are delayed, but for the most protection, travel insurance is a must.