Anyone have any past experience arranging travel insurance for someone not in the UK?
My lads in New Zealand and has been for over a year. His insurance ran out a while ago, but as he wasn't traveling so it wasn't a problem.
At the end of August he's leaving NZ for China and backpacking back to the UK.
I've gone to get him travel insurance for the trip, on the site a full policy to cover everything is £150.00. I had to call them to ask about something at which point they tell me that, that price is only if he's starting from the UK??? (nothing on their site to say this, mind you).
As he's starting from NZ they'll still cover him but the cost is £435!
What's the start point got to do with anything (apart from giving them the option to rip people off)? He wants to cover to start when he gets to China, New Zealand or the UK has got nothing to do with it.
Has anyone done this, or know of company that doesn't take the Micheal?