The more you travel, the more likely it is that something unexpected will happen. And we have had all sorts of things happen to us in eight years. For example, we lost our luggage once and we only got our things back when the concert was over. This meant that we quickly had to get new essentials, performance clothes, etc.. Once, Sandra accidentally took the wrong suitcase from the luggage pickup - when she opened it at the hotel, she found the clothes of some big guy.
Of course our flights have been delayed, so we have missed the next flights and had to spend the night in the airport hotel. Here's a little tip for travellers: choose the morning flights, as they are less likely to be delayed. However, some of our flights have been cancelled altogether. We were in Canada when our domestic flight was cancelled, but the concert was on the same day. We quickly worked out that a car would get us there! As we had insurance, we quickly grabbed a car from the rental agency and set off... And we arrived 20 minutes before the concert. We got our clothes changed in a blue outdoor toilet and jumped on stage.
On top of all that, there have been occasions when we've had a few health problems and needed to go to hospital or buy medication.
Through all of these unexpected events, we have been helped by travel insurance, which has covered the extra costs associated with health problems, lost or damaged luggage and changed or cancelled flights.
We had a smooth cooperation with Salva Kindlustus a few years ago, so we decided to turn to them when we started touring. Their travel insurance conditions suited us best and travelling without insurance is not for us.
In addition to the usual cover for health, baggage and other malfunctions, they also insured our instruments and provided cover if a festival or gig was cancelled for whatever reason. Among other hassles, one important factor is the cover related to catching coronavirus, which is automatically included in the various insurance packages.
Sandra: "When I was young, my goal was to travel as cheaply as possible and I didn't think much about insurance, but now I want to feel safe and comfortable. It's important for me to know that even if my flight is cancelled, I can go to a hotel instead of an airport bench and not worry about the costs."
Nowadays, The world is unstable on many levels, so we recommend you to sign up for travel insurance. Even if it's a short trip, it's better to be safe than sorry. That way you don't have to worry and can enjoy your trip to the fullest.