South America Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is really important. At a minimum, you should ensure you are covered for trip and flight cancellation/disruption and medical care. Some countries require proof of travel insurance (including medical cover) to be shown on arrival or during the visa application process. Insurance is not included in our trip prices.
You may already have some coverage through a health insurance plan or perhaps insurance through your credit card provider. Check what you have already then you can see what you need to add. US citizens can consult the US State Department’s Health Abroad pages: US State Department of Health: Your Health Abroad
Pay careful attention to the details of policies, especially if you are trekking, visiting high altitude or remote areas, or planning adventurous activities.
Here is a list of some insurance providers.
Note: You are not obliged to use the providers we list here.
Travel insurance and medical insurance are highly recommended before traveling to South America. At the very least, we recommend purchasing trip cancellation and/or trip delay insurance. Any of our expert Travel Consultants would be happy to help you find the best travel insurance for – primarily from our list of trusted agencies above – so that you can travel smarter and safer.