The number of days a travel insurance policy is valid for depends on the policy you purchase. You should check with your insurance provider before you purchase your policy to find out how many days of coverage are included.
Generally, travel insurance policies range from as little as 5 days to annual policies providing coverage for up to 365 days. Some policies may even offer extended coverage for long-term trips or multiple trips.
It’s important to consider the length of your trip and your risk profile before determining the right policy for you. For example, if you’re taking a long-haul flight or visiting multiple countries, it’s usually good practice to purchase a longer-term policy to cover you against any unexpected problems.
In addition, different types of insurance may have different durations. For example, the duration of a medical coverage policy may depend on how long the medical treatment is expected to last.
Here are some helpful resources to help you decide the best duration for your travel insurance policy:
• An explanation of different types of travel insurance and their benefits: https://www.nomadwallet.com/travel-insurance-types-benefits/
• Virginia Department of Health’s guide to choosing the right travel insurance policy: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-preparedness/choosing-the-right-travel-insurance-policy/
• World Nomads’ guide to the right travel insurance policy for you: https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/choose-your-travel-insurance-policy-right-way