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An aerial photograph of the May 2011 eruption in Grimsvotn, Iceland, which disrupted the trips of thousands of European travelers. Travelers who subscribed to e-Travel Alerts at the time, however, could easily stay on top of developments and their implications and plan accordingly. (Wikimedia)

An aerial photograph of the May 2011 eruption in Grimsvotn, Iceland, which disrupted the trips of thousands of European travelers. Travelers who subscribed to e-Travel Alerts at the time, however, could easily stay on top of developments and their implications and plan accordingly. (Wikimedia)

Recently, I talked to a dentist who is heading to Nepal as part of a health care mission. He had purchased travel insurance, but he had not yet learned about e-Travel Alerts, an extremely valuable online information service that posts security updates several times each day for travelers worldwide.

Then, once he started looking at e-Travel Alerts that focused on Nepal, he was amazed at what he was finding out. He had not known, for example, that Nepal was in the throes of a bird flu epidemic and that travelers were being warned to stay away from chickens in the marketplaces and birds in general. He had also not known that, when in Nepal, visitors are required to convert about $20 a day into Nepalese rupees and at the end of their trip are not allowed to convert more than 10% of this money back into their original currency. Finally, he hadn’t heard that, at any point during his visit, Maoists could stop him and ask for “donations.” If he chose not to donate, he also discovered, his guides could be beaten up.

Needless to say, he was delighted he had come upon this resource. When he headed to Nepal, he realized, he would now be much better prepared for challenges he might encounter.

This is just a small sampling of the valuable information that’s readily available on e-Travel Alerts and not available on the online, broadcast, and print news sources we usually depend on. We know, for example, that, because of the current political unrest, traveling to Egypt is probably not a good idea in the short term. But do we know about some of the other political or social issues that might affect a trip to countries throughout the Middle East, Africa, or Asia? Do we know about all the possible hurricane threats in the Caribbean? Do we know about the latest airport delays or shutdowns in Europe? Do we know about potentially dangerous volcanic activity in various nations from Iceland to Indonesia? No matter where you are traveling, e-Travel Alerts has the world covered.

At TripInsurance.com we have been offering this service free of charge to our customers since we launched our business in 2010. And just last month, we decided to offer it to everyone who wants it for free. You don’t have to be a TripInsurance.com customer, and there is no obligation to buy from us. As travel insurance providers who are also enthusiastic lifelong travelers, we’re committed to building traveler confidence whenever we can. And we can’t think of a better service to support this goal than eTravel Alerts.

So, to get your free e-Travel Alerts service before you head out on your next trip, click here.

Also, if you would like to learn more about e-Travel Alerts and the 25-year-old company behind this service check out the E-Travel Alerts website.

Or, if you would prefer to learn about this offer directly from one of our licensed travel insurance professionals, just call us at 1-877-219-8169 or email us at support@tripinsurance.com. You’re under no obligation to buy. We’re just happy to help people better understand travel security services such as e-Travel Alerts, their travel insurance options, and any other aspect of safe, well-informed, and confident travel.

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