Travelling without adequate insurance can result in hefty medical bills in the event of an accident. Crowdfunding has bailed out an increasing number of tourists.

The tourists in Asia who crowdfund to pay crippling medical bills

  • About 40 per cent of under-35s who travelled overseas were uninsured, a 2017 British survey found; fewer than half of American travellers take out insurance
  • Travellers who have a health emergency and aren’t insured or covered turn to sites such as GoFundMe to pay for care, and sometimes repatriation
Topic |   Asia travel

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Travelling without adequate insurance can result in hefty medical bills in the event of an accident. Crowdfunding has bailed out an increasing number of tourists.
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Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy joined the Post in 2018. She previously wrote about China tech, business and society for SupChina and has a bachelor's in literature from Yale University and a master's from Columbia Journalism School.