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travel insurace for long trip

Old Dec 30, 19, 6:25 am
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travel insurace for long trip

Hello

I am staying in Brazil for 6 months(until the end of June) and I need a good (but affordable of course) travel insurance. Can anyone suggest something? As I am in Brazil less than a year, I don't have a CPF so cannot get insurance with a Brazilian company (as far as I know). Anyone knows a UK-based insurance that would be ok? I am working at a University in Rio de Janeiro so will not be doing crazy activities.
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Old Dec 30, 19, 6:27 am
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Originally Posted by Thinksamuel View Post
Hello

I am staying in Brazil for 6 months(until the end of June) and I need a good (but affordable of course) travel insurance. Can anyone suggest something? As I am in Brazil less than a year, I don't have a CPF so cannot get insurance with a Brazilian company (as far as I know). Anyone knows a UK-based insurance that would be ok? I am working at a University in Rio de Janeiro so will not be doing crazy activities.
Have you checked with the University? Many travel insurances have a 60 or 90 day max travel period for coverage. My US Allianz yearly policy has a 90 day max.
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Old Dec 30, 19, 6:51 am
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Their insurance requires a CPF, a kind of national identity number, which I don't have so no luck on that part.
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Old Dec 30, 19, 7:06 am
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Other problem: I see I can go for a backpacker insurance but my trip has already started. What can I do in that case?
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Old Dec 30, 19, 2:20 pm
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Have you checked Squaremouth.com or Insuremytrip.com

Filter for exactly what you need. Evac? Medical? Those are the 2 biggest items I look for in extended trips.
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Old Dec 30, 19, 4:20 pm
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Be careful. Travel insurance may well be restricted to...travel. Make sure it covers temporary work????
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Old Dec 30, 19, 4:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Thinksamuel View Post
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I am working at a University in Rio de Janeiro so will not be doing crazy activities.
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Be careful. Travel insurance may well be restricted to...travel. Make sure it covers temporary work????
If you are being employed (~paid) best to ask your employer.
For me I would never agree to such a (paid) assignment if insurance (medical-flights-bags-personal effects etc) was not part of the deal
As above travel insurance while as tourist and as an person working if a foreign country can be very different. [I have worked in several countries]
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Old Dec 31, 19, 3:06 am
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Just posting as a backup in case something goes bad before this gets sorted out but you can always hit up a posto de saude for free. I went to one in Salvador and literally it was a trailer but they had a real doctor and that’s what I needed.
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