The weirdest travel insurance claims of the year. Be thankful they didn’t happen to you
It turns out lost luggage is the least of your worries. Allianz Global Assistance has released its list of the weirdest travel insurance claims of the year. Be thankful they didn’t happen to you with this week’s Friday Funnies.
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.
For many travellers, tattoos are a way of marking memorable experiences, or things close and dear to their heart. A holidaymaker in Canada thought he would mark his time spent overseas with a tattoo. Unfortunately he suffered a severe allergic reaction to the ointment prescribed and developed an invasive rash. His medical expenses were paid.
Beauty is a Beast
What better way to celebrate the love you have for your newlywed husband than by undergoing a little plastic surgery on your honeymoon. A newlywed couple headed to Thailand where the new bride elected to undergo liposuction. She reacted adversely to the procedure and incurred extensive medical expenses for hospitalisation. Her claim was rejected as liposuction is an elective surgery and not a medical emergency.
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, the victim survived and his medical and cancellation costs were paid.
A tourist at a supermarket in Italy was packing her car with glass drinking bottles. A bottle slipped onto the cement and the glass ricocheted up and flew onto her lips. Fortunately for her, her medical expenses were covered.
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