My parents have booked flights to come to Adelaide for 11 weeks from Nov 2013- Feb2014.
They want to book holiday insurance, but now find as they are in there 70s can only get insurance for 28 days.
They both have underlying health issues and usually have to get a letter off their Gp for holiday insurance 1 month prior to travel.
As they will be covered by medicare, via recipricol health ( they are Uk residents), then they only really need to cover the time they are flying.
We have considered ways to do this and the only thing we can think of is to book insurance for 2 journeys. One to cover the flight here ie 1 weeks holiday insurance, from the day they travel, which will cover them for the flight over here, including a 12 hour stop in Singapore. Then book another 7 day holiday insurance to cover them on the flight back, which the return date will be planned to be on the day they are due to return to the UK.
This will cost twice the price, but is the only way I can think to do it. Unfortunatly the only hiccup I can see ( fill me in if you can see more). Is that if the travel company want a letter off their Dr, then they wont be in the country to be able to get this.
Has anyone else had this issue and how have they got around it?
Mom and Dad are now worried sick, as they had a friend who developed encephalitis on her flight home and they had to divert the aeroplane. Expensive if you have no insurance!!!
Thanks in advance