when Hiring a Car in Uganda , please ask the type of the insurance that the car Rental Company Offers to its clients as most of the Uganda Car Rental companies only Insure the Cars and not the Users so your advised to always come with your travel insurance from Home to be safe during the self drive adventure in uganda or any East African Country.
Travel Insurance is insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses incurred while traveling, either internationally or within one’s own country.
Travel insurance can usually be arranged at the time of the booking of a trip to cover exactly the duration of that trip, or a “multi-trip” policy can cover an unlimited number of trips within a set time frame.
Baggage and Personal Items
Travel insurance protects your luggage and personal items such as cameras, laptops, passport and wallet. If your luggage or other personal items are lost, stolen or damaged during the trip, you can make a claim under a travel insurance policy for reimbursement of the expenses to replace these items. Some travel insurance policies will also cover emergency cash.
Accident and Medical Expenses
If your current health insurance doesn’t cover you while abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.
Having travel insurance can protect you if you need to be evacuated due to a medical emergency.
Trip Cancellation, Interruption or Delay
If you need to cancel your trip or cut it short due to a defined event, any pre-paid travel and accommodation expenses can be reimbursed if you have travel insurance. If your trip is delayed due to a covered event under a policy, any additional expenses incurred may also be covered under a travel insurance policy.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
No one likes to think the worst when they go travelling, but things can go wrong. If you have travel insurance, you can receive a benefit amount for the loss of life or limb as a result of an accidental injury during the trip.
When to buy travel insurance
Any time you are leaving your country of residence, it’s a good idea to have travel insurance.
If you’re planning to do any adventure sports or activities on your trip like hang gliding, scuba diving, zip lining and more, you’ll want to make sure you’re covered.
If you’re vacation/holiday is a big-ticket purchase, you’ll want to insure your trip just in case something goes wrong.
If you like to have peace of mind, travel insurance is for you.
If you’re planning to be away for a while and visit a lot of different places, you should get coverage. You never know where something can go wrong.
If you’re going on a cruise or a packaged tour, travel insurance can protect you if you miss your trip.