Re: [S-R] Re: Trip to Slovakia and Poland
- I agree. I was never asked for proof of insurance or to show money. Credit cards would suffice in any event to show you had means to pay for expenses there. Just be sure to advise your bank and credit card companies you will be in Central Europe. A Bancomats in Kosice ate one of my cards because there was a snafu between my bank and their European counterpart. Put your notification to the bank/card companies in writing!
> ----- Original Message -------
> From: johnqadam <johnqadam@...>
> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [S-R] Re: Trip to Slovakia and Poland
> Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 13:52:54 -0000
> --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Jerry & Liz Dente"
> <brookft@...> wrote:
> > I am booking flights to Poland and Slovakia and the airline says
> one of the
> > requirements is to have $50 per day in cash on arrival for each
> day we are
> > staying and also that we have health insurance. Does anyone know
> what kind
> > of health insurance?
> I have NEVER been asked about cash on hand and would consider
> carrying much CASH to be flat out irresposible. The bank machines
> work very well and issue local currency "as required" to handle
> situations not covered by a credit card. Others may have a different
> point of view. I would have a reasonable supply of Euros but nothing
> excessive -- certainly not $50/day.
> We have year-round travel health insurance -- not trip insurance.
> Around here, you can add it to your house insurance, as well as
> buying it from others.
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>>> A Bancomats in Kosice ate one of my cards because there was asnafu between my bank and their European counterpart. Put your
notification to the bank/card companies in writing! <<<<
A GREAT point. I call my credit card company prior to travel and have
them put a note on my file as to the destination and duration of
travel. Furthermore, I overpay my balance as well. That way, my credit
card ALSO becomes a debit card -- they can't charge interest on a
credit balance! This offers extra protection if something major was to
happen -- like a hospital stay.
Those that are exchanging CASH are carrying cash. Bad choice in my
view. Two credit cards, two debit cards and I am covered four ways --
unless I was to lose it all.