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BC-CNS-ONTHESPOT:LA — travel (850 words)
Travel dilemmas: Travel insurance required?
You’re planning a trip abroad and you’ve decided not to buy travel insurance. “My choice,” you think and you’re right. Except in certain countries where you are required to have it. And now, other countries are considering following suit. Whaaat?
Let’s say you’re taking your dream trip to Antarctica. You’ve bought or rented your gear, arranged flights and braced for the rough seas of the Drake Passage.
But you’re not going anywhere if you don’t have travel insurance.
It’s one of several places — including Russia, Cuba, Turkey and Ecuador — where you must have travel insurance or your trip probably will be a nonstarter.
Foreign countries want you to…