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Shanghai: A backpacker's guide

Backpacking in Shanghai is a fantastic way to experience another culture and see a new country without spending a fortune. Make sure you get the most out of your backpacking holiday to Shanghai with our guide to accommodation, sightseeing and transport

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Staying safe while backpacking

A backpacking holiday is a great way of seeing loads of sights and getting to know different cultures and people, without spending a fortune.But if you’re spending a lot of time in countries where you’re not familiar with the language or local customs.

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Travel insurance advice

Keep a separate note of policy number(s) in case you lose or damage your certificate. It's a good idea to leave your policy details/contact numbers with a family member/close friend in case you lose your contact card or are too sick to contact your insurer directly.

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Travel insurance exclusions

If you’re thinking of heading off on a jolly, it’s always a smart idea to pack your travel insurance policy. As with all insurance, it’s best to opt for the exact level of cover you’re likely to require rather than merely the cheapest policy.

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Travel insurance questions

If you only make one or two trips abroad each year, buying single-trip cover each time may be the cheapest option. However, a growing number of people are opting for the cost savings and convenience of annual travel insurance.

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Travelling to the USA then dont forget ESTA

If you’re planning a trip to the US of A, aside from your passport, dollars and the ‘three Ts’ (that’s ticket, toothbrush and travel insurance), you now have to go online and fill in the ESTA form.

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Types of travel insurance cover

Travel insurance policies cover the obvious problems, like accidents or an illness, a stolen wallet or purse. Travel insurance cover also provides compensation for delays and cancellations, for damaged or lost luggage, and often includes a helpline for use in emergencies.


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