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Hello! I've got a problem!

I came to Switzerland last Sat and will be here until mid Dec. Admist my crazy busy last days in Singapore, I totally forgot to purchase travel insurance before leaving the country.... and having called a few insurances in Singapore, now they won't let me purchase a plan as I have already left the country...

I am rather worried not having insurance for so long, what if something happens, get a cold, get in an accident while driving or skiing (touch wood!) so is there anything else I can do?? Is there an insurance I can purchase here?? Any advise greatly appreciated!
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Hello! I've got a problem!

I came to Switzerland last Sat and will be here until mid Dec. Admist my crazy busy last days in Singapore, I totally forgot to purchase travel insurance before leaving the country.... and having called a few insurances in Singapore, now they won't let me purchase a plan as I have already left the country...

I am rather worried not having insurance for so long, what if something happens, get a cold, get in an accident while driving or skiing (touch wood!) so is there anything else I can do?? Is there an insurance I can purchase here?? Any advise greatly appreciated!

www.worldnomads.com

they will insure you.
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Hello! I've got a problem!

I came to Switzerland last Sat and will be here until mid Dec. Admist my crazy busy last days in Singapore, I totally forgot to purchase travel insurance before leaving the country.... and having called a few insurances in Singapore, now they won't let me purchase a plan as I have already left the country...

I am rather worried not having insurance for so long, what if something happens, get a cold, get in an accident while driving or skiing (touch wood!) so is there anything else I can do?? Is there an insurance I can purchase here?? Any advise greatly appreciated!
What is your reason for being here? If you have a job, your employer should give you accident insurance.
If you have swiss health insurance, but no job you need to arrange Swiss accident insurance yourself.

If you are only here temporary on a tourist visa, and still registered in Singapore, I find it very strange that they do not want to insure you... Maybe you should not tell them that you have already left the country?

In most other cases (ie no tourist) you will need to get Swiss health insurance!
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Re: Travel Insurance

Thanks glinaa! Will look into their website!

Wakey, I am here as a tourist and sure, I can tell them I haven't left the country yet, but once there is a problem, and I need to claim my insurance, when they find out I had already left the country when I bought the plan, I won't get my claims reimbursed.... so always better not to lie...

Just stupid of me to have forgotten...
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Thanks glinaa! Will look into their website!

Wakey, I am here as a tourist and sure, I can tell them I haven't left the country yet, but once there is a problem, and I need to claim my insurance, when they find out I had already left the country when I bought the plan, I won't get my claims reimbursed.... so always better not to lie...

Just stupid of me to have forgotten...
So you will just have to go home, take out insurance & return.
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If home was "next door", I would have done that...
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If home was "next door", I would have done that...
As you say if you lie the insurance will not pay out. They will probably ask to see your flight documents if there is a major claim. I don't think you have much choice if you want to be insured, unless you get a temporary job here. Which might be difficult if you don't have an EU passport.
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So you will just have to go home, take out insurance & return.
Not true.

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Can I purchase a policy if I have already left home?

Yes, you can purchase a World Nomads policy even if you have already left on your travels. Unlike other insurance companies, you don't have to be in your country of residence to purchase a policy. Please refer to your policy wording / description of coverage for specific detail.
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Welcome, if you are in Zurich area, do come to drink tomorrow evening if you are free!
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