Holidays are full of fun and excitement, but you never know what is around the corner. If something disastrous happens on holiday, smart travellers with travel insurance are always thankful of the small investment they made.
From bag snatching monkeys to Mozambique cobras, below are just some strange travel insurance claims. The wacky claims are:
1. Georgia of the Jungle
A young traveller was zip-lining through the dense canopy of the Costa Rica rainforest when her brakes failed and she unfortunately flew face first into a tree-trunk. After reviewing her claim against her policy cover, all medical expenses were paid.
2. Monkey See, Monkey Throw
While visiting a temple in Bali, a couple had their bag snatched out of their hands by a cheeky monkey. Several Balinese children attempted enticing the monkey with food in order to recover the bag, however clearly aggravated the monkey threw the bag over a cliff top. The insured’s claim for luggage and personal effects was paid.
3. Taking the Mickey
A tourist riding the New York subway was held at gunpoint and robbed by the most unsuspecting character ever, ‘Mickey Mouse’. After details from the police report were confirmed the cash claim was settled.
4. Deadly Snakebite
A tourist in South Africa’s Kruger National Park was bitten by a Mozambique Cobra snake; one of the most venomous snakes in the world. This particular snake carries cytotoxic venom which destroys tissues and blood cells. Thankfully, he survived and his claims for medical and cancellation costs were paid.