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What Type of Traveler Needs War Risk Accident Insurance?

Anyone that travels to high-risk areas around the globe needs War Risk Accident Insurance. This type of insurance coverage is more commonly used by those sent on business to countries the US government issues travel warnings for, like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Yemen and even Mexico, among other places noted for high-risks.

MORE: Why employees, business owners and independent contractors need International Insurance

About War Risk Travel Insurance

Related insurance policies can cover the following:

  • Accidental Death

  • Dismemberment

  • Disability

  • Medical / Emergency Medical Evacuation

  • Kidnap, Ransom

  • Political Risk and Evacuation

  • General Liability

  • Employers Liability

  • Defense Base Act Workers Comp (for military bases and  government contractors)

Along with the insurance protection, insurance companies urge those traveling to try keeping a low profile, while keeping personal safety a priority.

In regard to private war risk coverage for aircraft, the indemnity was withdrawn in the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks in 2011 and was restored at a later date, but with considerably less coverage.


For more on War Risk Accident Insurance and how it applies to your personal or commercial travel needs, speak to the professionals at PRIME Insurance.



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Summary: Global political unrest makes War Risk Travel Insurance a necessity for private individuals, as well as business people and contractors who travel to high-risk countries. 


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