Importance of Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is strongly recommended, and sometimes required, when booking a trip through Yugen Earthside. Nobody plans for things to go wrong when they travel. Having comprehensive trip protection, inclusive of travel medical coverage, can help put you at ease before setting off on your next adventure.

Travel insurance can be helpful for trip disruptions, medical issues, luggage mishaps, and more. Trip protection coverage can protect the investment of your trip, even in extenuating circumstances such as if a tour operator or airline goes out of business.


Get coverage for trip delays, interruptions, and cancellations.


Get coverage for medical issues, injuries, or death while abroad.


Get coverage for loss or theft of luggage or other personal belongings.

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Wanderwell offers Trip Protection and Travel Medical coverage, as well as advice. Wanderwell is a:

  • Certified B-Corp social enterprise

  • 1% for the Planet member

  • Tourism Cares member

  • Transformational Travel Council ally

If you purchase trip protection through our wanderwell link, we will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

The current trip protection plans are designed for US citizens and residents who are outbound from the USA.

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Since wanderwell is a 1% for the Planet member, we have the honor of choosing where our 1% will go when travelers purchase trip protection insurance through our affiliate link. We’re thrilled to be supporting treesisters!

Treesisters is a social change organization we thoughtfully selected due to its efforts in combatting climate change by restoring tropical forests.

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Travel Insurance: Required Coverage?

We do not have a required coverage amount. Typically, coverage is based on your total non-refundable trip costs (i.e. travel package, flights, tours, and accommodations) that you make, or plan to make, prior to your departure.

Travel Insurance and Covid

Covid is no longer seen as an “extenuating circumstance.” It is a “known event” and therefore an assumed risk that travelers are taking.

Please double-check your travel insurance coverage as it relates to Covid; it may be treated the same as any other sickness. Providers may also have modified their policies since the beginning of the pandemic.

Covid-specific coverage can provide trip cancellation reimbursement for unused, non-refundable insured trip costs if you are prevented from taking your trip IF you or your traveling companion become sick with Covid before your trip is to start and a doctor states you cannot travel.

Travel Insurance through Credit Cards & Airlines

You may already have some level of travel insurance or trip protection coverage. For example, some credit cards and airlines may provide some aspects of trip protection. 


Most coverage through credit cards, airlines, etc. will not include medical benefits. They may also have prerequisites for obtaining coverage, such as requiring you to book the entirety of the trip on a certain credit card. It is your responsibility to check your existing coverage and determine if supplementary protection is needed.

Travel Insurance vs. US Health Insurance

Most domestic US health insurance plans do not cover international travel claims or provide a global network of contracted doctors and facilities. We want to ensure you are covered in case of an emergency or non-emergency illness or injury while abroad.