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Old Monday 12th April 2010, 12:54   #1
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Question Equipment Insurance for travel abroad

I know there's several posts on this subject but they all seem kind of dated.

I was just wondering if anyone has any good tips for equipment (scope, bins, camera, etc...) travel insurance to Spain?

Travelling from Ireland so if anyone knows an Irish company that does it?

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Old Tuesday 13th April 2010, 09:21   #2
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soupdragon10,

I can't say which companies operate in Eire but would advocate looking at household policies that cover personal valuables away from the home.

I have a policy with Hiscox and my scope, tripod, bins, camera etc are all covered abroad (as long as they were in my possession when damaged ) and I don't have to provide an itemised list of items of value.

I looked at specific policies for optics and they were not in my opinion cost effective for my purposes.

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Old Tuesday 13th April 2010, 11:15   #3
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I'm sure the situation is the same in Ireland as here in the UK, these things must be covered by your household contents insurance as travel insurance will not be adequate (usually only up to 300 per item), so make sure you have an "all risks" section in your home insurance to cover valuables away from home.

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Thanks folks, I will check my house contents insurance policy and give them a call.
Advice much appreciated.
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Old Tuesday 13th April 2010, 16:55   #5
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Get yourself a top end creditcard such as a Mastercard gold: there will be built in travel insurance for you and your possessions on travel you have paid using that card. We have found that the extra benefits outweigh extra costs for annual fee.

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