All Msafiri tours clients are required to purchase a comprehensive Uganda travel insurance plan upon booking.
This should cover you for events that may occur before, or during travel, such as tour operator bankruptcy / financial default, trip cancellation, trip delay or interruption, terrorism, lost stolen or delayed baggage, emergency accident (before or during travel), sickness and evacuation of at least US $200,000 per person, 24-hour medical assistance, traveller’s assistance, and emergency cash transfer.
A good insurance policy should include the following for your own benefit and peace of mind: emergency medical evacuation & repatriation, medical expenses, loss or theft of belongings/ baggage, expenses in the event of cancellation and personal accident.
Make sure to check for any exclusions before purchasing a policy.
- a) Health Insurance: It is compulsory to have full medical, emergency evacuation and repatriation cover for the period of time you are away.
- b) Cancellation and Curtailment
You might have to cancel or curtail your journey due to unforeseen circumstances. If for any reason you cancel a trip close to the departure date, you could lose the entire cost of your holiday.
Should you have to leave before your holiday is finished, we cannot refund you the cost of the portion of the package you do not complete. In the eventuality of this happening, insurance may cover you, depending on the reason for cancellation or curtailment.
- c) Baggage & Money Insurance
It is advisable to take out baggage and money insurance for Uganda, especially if you are carrying a lot of cash or expensive and valuable camera equipment. You should always carry such equipment as “carry-on” luggage. Do not put anything of value in your checked-in baggage!
- d) Claims
If you anticipate a travel insurance claim upon your return, be sure to document as accurately as possible any accident, injury or loss. Doctors’ notes and police reports will aid any claim.
Safe Traveller Tips!
Scan your passport, driver’s license and credit cards and send us an email to yourself and to reliable friends and/or bring copies with you.
If you should lose any of these, you will at least have documentation or a way of retrieving the information by email.
DISCLAIMER: The Uganda Travel Insurance advice information contained on this website is intended solely to provide general information for the personal use of the reader, who accepts full responsibility for its use