What You Need to Know Before Getting a Travel Protection Quote

Insuring your trip is a multi-step process that starts with understanding whether your trip needs travel insurance and assistance services. The next step after that is to get a travel protection quote that tells you how much it will cost for your specific trip, and what you get with your purchase.

But what do you need to know before starting the travel protection quote process? There are five pieces of knowledge you need to have in your possession before you can get an accurate quote for your trip.

Did you know? Generali travel protection quotes are instant and no obligation

What should you know about your trip before getting a travel protection quote?

You can download an easy to use form to gather trip information you need to get a travel protection quote by clicking the button below. The accessible interactive PDF can be digitally filled out using any device or easily printed for your use.

All you need to get a travel protection quote:

1.   Do you need travel protection?

Not every trip needs travel protection, though most trips can benefit from the added protection and assistance it provides.

Trips without a lot of prepaid expenses – a road trip to grandma’s house, for instance – or trips where you’re sticking fairly close to home may not need protection. If you’re traveling more than 100 miles from home, that’s the first hurdle to qualify for getting travel protection.

If your trip is not one of those types, travel protection is probably a good idea.

Also read: How to Tell if You Really Need Travel Insurance

2.   Who is going

This is an important factor in determining the type of travel protection you'll get and often how much it costs. You'll need to know the number of people and their current ages. 

Also read: 7 Questions to Ask to Find the Best Family Travel Insurance

3.   Where you’re going

This should be easy and self-evident, but you never know. When you get a quote, you’ll need to know the region of the world and the country or state you are traveling to.

People often get tripped up at this point because they’re traveling to multiple countries and don’t know what to enter as a destination.

If you’re traveling to multiple countries, it’s not terribly important what you enter as your primary destination, unless it’s one of these destinations that we are unable to provide coverage for: Afghanistan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen, the Russian Federation, Crimea, and the Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk and Luhansk People's regions.

Just choose the destination where you will be spending the most time or select “Other / Multiple destinations on this list”. Otherwise, if you’re spending a week in Spain and a week in Portugal, it’s perfectly okay to list either as your destination.

4.   How much your trip costs

Now we’re moving from the basics into the important stuff. Travel protection plan cost is based in large part on how much your trip costs. The more you know about your total trip cost – and by “trip cost,” we mean the total amount of prepaid, nonrefundable, travel expenditures, like airfare, lodging, tours, and so on – the more accurate a quote you can obtain.

Also read: How Much Does Travel Insurance Cost?

5. The type of coverage you’re looking for

This is totally optional, but it never hurts to do your homework before getting a travel protection quote. Know the sorts of things that a plan covers, and how it covers them. Get a feel in your head for what your ideal travel protection plan might cover. Read reviews.

The more you know about travel protection and how it works, the easier it will be for you to understand the information presented when you get a quote. See our Travel Insurance 101 section to learn more.

Also read: Travel Insurance Comparison -- How to Choose the Right Plan

How to Get an Instant Quote

Okay, so you have all that knowledge socked away. You’re ready to get a quote.

The process really couldn’t be simpler. When you go to the Generali Global Assistance website, the prompt to “Get a Quote” is prominently displayed on the home page, with fields for destination and travel dates right below. Or just use the form below.

Tell us about your trip

At this point, you hit the big red button and let the magic happen.

The magic in this case is a comparison of several options for travel protection, their cost, coverages, services and other features.

That page will look something like this:

Click to see a full plan comparison

Each plan option gives you the opportunity to read the fine print for that plan. Even if you’re familiar with travel protection, it’s a good idea to read the plan and understand the details of what’s covered before you buy.

Also read: What Does Travel Insurance Cover? We Summarize the Fine Print

If you like what you see here, what comes next is easy. Select the plan that appeals to you, supply a little more information to buy the plan, and you have coverage.

What happens after that? Read up on What to Know Before you Go on a Trip with Travel Protection or How Travel Protection Can Help During Your Trip to learn how to get the most out of your plan.

One last thing: Quotes are non-binding, meaning you don’t have to buy the coverage after you get a quote.

So go ahead: Get a quote today.