An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That phrase can summarize our recommendations when it comes to health insurance before traveling to the Galápagos Islands. Everyday we get a lot of questions about the Galapagos Entry Requirements and the health insurance is the most frequent one.
Galápgos is a unique destination and that’s what caughs the attention of all tourist. Not for nothing they are called “The enchanted Islands” and to keep its uniqueness the Galápagos government has a set of rules and requirements tourists have to comply with in order to enjoy the islands.
Galápagos is also an adventure destination and that means most activities and daily tours are outdoors, doing snorkeling in open water with sharks, rays, climbing to the top of a volcano, relaxing on an isolated paradisiac beach, hiking and so on. To live this is an amazing experience but it also carries a bit of risk. Saying this we don’t want to scare you away. Most activities are safe and you are always in the company of a well experience certified guide and its really unlikely that something happens to you during your trip.
However, even a small accident can be a bit more complicated in Galápagos because of the location of the tours. Imagine you are hiking on a small islet and you twist your ankle. In any other destination it would be an easy call to an ambulance but in Galápagos you’ll probably need a helicopter ambulance to get you because that would be faster and more efficient and also, a bit expensive. This specially if you had to take a boat ride to reach there.
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Do I need health insurance for my Galapagos Trip?
The short answer is yes. Given the covid 19 situation, health and travel insurance is now a mandatory requirement for the Galápagos Islands.
Even if it wasn’t mandatory, we highly advise you to get one. They are as cheap as $3 a day and can save you a lot of money for even the slightest accident or a bug bite for example. It’s always better to be prepared. We recommend Mondo Health Insurance and if you book following this link you’ll get a 5% discount. Click here to get 5% on insurance discount.
Galapagos Health Insurance Price
You can get health and travel insurance for your trip to the Galapagos Islands for as low as $3 a day. The final price always depends on the coverage and how long are you staying on the islands (the more days, the cheaper it gets). Get a free insurace quote with 5% discount here. If you would like a quote or help with your Galapagos itinerary feel free to drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help you.
What’s the best Health Insurance for my Galapagos trip?
There’s plenty of insurance companies offering different plans, we recommend you to get the one that fits better your needs and your budget. In Galapagos Low Cost we work with Mondo Health Insurance but any authorized company will work to comply with the entry requirements, so make sure you pick the one of your preference and make sure it covers covid 19 as Mondo does.
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