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Planning a Trip to Southeast Asia: A Beginner’s Guide

Southeast Asia has reopened! Longing for an exotic vacation there? A 10–30-day trip to Southeast Asia will fulfill your dreams for a tropical travel experience with its sunny beaches, verdant jungles, adorable elephants, charming old towns, dynamic metropolises, diverse tasty foods, traditional floating markets, and mysterious temple complexes.

Southeast Asia consists of 11 countries. They’re conveniently connected to each other by 1–3-hour flights. More than 95% of travelers choose to visit 2–3 SE Asian countries in one trip.

The five most popular destinations for the SE Asia first-timer are Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, and Indonesia (mainly Bali). For a deeper cultural exploration and a longer trip, Myanmar and Laos come onto the list most frequently.

Spend 5–10 minutes on the following 7 steps to get an instant overview of how to plan a worry-free trip to Southeast Asia.

1. Choose Where to Go

Among all our former customers’ choices, the best-selling itineraries cover the Southeast Asia travel hubs of Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket / Koh Samui), Vietnam (Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh) and Cambodia (Angkor Wat). >>>How to Plan a 3-Week Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour

Bali in Indonesia, known locally as ‘the Island of the Gods’, is one of the best choices if you love the thought of sun-soaked beaches, volcano trekking, and scenic countryside with terraced rice fields.

Singapore is extremely family friendly with its convenient amenities, widely-spoken English, various cuisines, Universal Studios, and big events, like the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix from September 30th to October 2nd in 2022.

Luang Prabang in Laos and Bagan in Myanmar are favored choices for those loving charming romantic old towns, fascinatingly-designed temples, and Buddhist culture.

Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket / Koh Samui

Elephant Rescue Park in Chiang Mai

A honeymoon trip in the Elephant Rescue Park in Chiang Mai.

Thailand travel thoughts are usually about sunny beaches, smiling people, ornate temples, and lush national parks.

Bangkok and Chiang Mai are two of the most popular destinations in Thailand. When planning a trip to Thailand, you definitely can’t skip the capital Bangkok to soak up the history, culture, and amazing food, while Chiang Mai, the second most important city in Thailand, gives access to elephant sanctuaries, beautiful temples, ancient ruins, and more incredible things to eat.

Located in south Thailand, Phuket or Kok Samui offer you and your family comfortable beach resorts, tropical fruits, as well as various tropical sea activities.

Vietnam: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City

Temple of Literature in Hanoi

Temple of Literature in Hanoi

Hanoi and Hoi An represent traditional Vietnam, Halong Bay represents scenic Vietnam, while Ho Chi Minh epitomizes modern Vietnam.

Hanoi is a must because of the incredible, buzzing Old Quarter, displaying history at every turn.

3 hours’ driving from Hanoi, you can visit Halong Bay, and spend 1–2 nights boating around the numerous islands and admiring the karst formations rising from the sea.

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s most fashionable city, known for its amazing food, skyscrapers, and sleepless bars. It is also a must-visit for everyone with an interest in history due to its many museums!

After 2–3 hours’ driving from Ho Chi Minh, you can transit from city’s dynamism to the primitive simplicity of the Mekong Delta. Get to see how the local Vietnamese keep their traditional lifestyle: trading in the floating markets, making sugar in a family workshop, living in a boat house, etc.

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Cambodia: Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Put on the map largely by Angkor Wat, Cambodia is a beautiful country with friendly people, an incredible array of archaeological wonders, and a long history.

Take your time in Siem Reap where Angkor Wat takes pride of place. There is a huge amount to see there besides.

Indonesia: Bali

Bali, Indonesia

Enjoy a beach sunset in Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a beautiful tropical paradise that offers everything from water sports to yoga: delicious Indonesian and international restaurants, a wild nightlife, beautiful beaches, incredible resorts, friendly people, and shops enough to shop until you drop.

It is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia, and once you get there you will instantly understand why.

Singapore

Laksa, Singapore

Food adventure in Singapore

Singapore, a clean and modern city, is one of the most family-friendly destinations in Southeast Asia. It is favored by families due to its arts, fashion, food, culture, and big-name events.

Laos: Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, Laos

Tribal village in Laos

Heading somewhat off the Southeast Asia beaten track, Laos is a beautiful and tranquil nation offering UNESCO World Heritage sites, charming old towns, stunning natural scenery, tribal villages, diverse ethnic arts, adventure, outdoor activities, and amazing food.

Luang Prabang is its most popular destination as a result of the many beautiful historical sites, the unique surrounding scenery, the pure alms-giving ceremony, as well as its elephant sanctuary with well-preserved habitat.

Myanmar: Bagan

Take a hot air balloon ride in Bagan to enjoy sunrise

Take a hot air balloon ride in Bagan to enjoy sunrise.

When talking about Bagan, taking a hot air balloon ride over 2,000 pagodas and temples to watch the sunrise from the sky always pops to the mind.

Bagan is enthusiastically loved by photographers, honeymoon travelers, and people who are sympathetic to Buddhism.

Visit Bagan before it’s overwhelmed by tourists!

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2. Decide How Many Days to Stay

Considering the long flight journey (often 20+ hours) from America or Europe and the masses of things to experience, most visitors spent 13–18 days exploring Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia for their first Southeast Asia trip.

With 10–12 days, you’re suggested to focus on one country or a maximum of two countries to avoid the hassle of frequently changing hotels and rushing to airports. Thailand-Cambodia, Thailand-Vietnam, Vietnam-Cambodia, Vietnam-Laos, Singapore-Bali, etc. are all popular choices.

People traveling around Southeast Asia for 20–30 days are also common. Those who have plenty of holiday time usually plan a thorough exploration of the whole peninsula area (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos).

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Here are some itineraries for your inspiration:

3. Consider the Best Times to Travel

Enjoy your beach resort in Koh Samui

Enjoy your beach resort in Koh Samui

Lying within the tropics with southern areas very close to the equator, most of Southeast Asia is warm all year round.

  • Generally speaking, the best time to visit most places in Southeast Asia is from November to February when the weather is dry (driest) and warm (on average). One of the busiest times is around Christmas and New Year. Hotels in popular cities/islands and flights between popular destinations are likely to be sold out in advance. Be sure to plan ahead and make reservations in advance. See the Ultimate Guide to Spending Christmas / New Year Holidays in Southeast Asia for more info.
  • Wet-season monsoon rains fall from June to October in most SE Asian countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar).
  • April to May are the hottest months with daytime temperature reaching 37–40°C (99–104°F).

However, Indonesia (Bali) and Singapore are exceptions.

  • The dry seasons in these two countries are from April to September.
  • The rainy season (usually downpours in the afternoon) falls from October to March.
  • The wettest months are December to February.

The rainy season and the hottest months usually reward you with less crowding and the best deals for flights and hotels. Take your outdoor activities mainly in the morning time during the rainy season.

Want to attend the romantic Loy Krathong festival in Thailand? Come to Chiang Mai on November 8th and 9th in 2022.

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4. Plan Your Budget

Southeast Tour Cost

The biggest chunk of the budget for an overseas travel goes firstly to transportation and secondly to accommodation: this is rigid and unlikely to be pruned away. This leaves the sightseeing part to your control when budgeting. How much you want to see, and therefore the number of days you stay, will determine the eventual cost of the trip.

With different travel times come different costs. During the peak season, the cost for a private guided tour plus 4-star level hotels and flight connections within Southeast Asia normally ranges from USD200-250 per person per day on average for a group of 2 people. Traveling in bigger group or during shoulder season usually means less cost.

Dining is pretty inexpensive: around 10 bucks for lunch per person and US$20 to 50 for a nice dinner.

Booking early (at least 3 months before departure) for better prices.

5. Check Visa Requirements

Getting visas is generally an easy thing when touring Southeast Asia. Most countries offer visa-free entry, e-visas, or visas-on-arrival.

If you come from the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, or Switzerland, the following are available:

DestinationsVisa
ThailandVisa-free entry for 30 days
VietnamE-visa
CambodiaE-visa
Indonesia (Bali)Visa-free entry for at least 30 days
SingaporeVisa-free entry for at least 30 days
LaosVisa On Arrival (Visa-free entry for Swiss)
MyanmarE-Visa

If you come from Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, or Sweden, the following are available:

DestinationsVisa
ThailandVisa-free entry for 30 days
VietnamVisa-free entry for 15 days
CambodiaE-visa
Indonesia (Bali)Visa-free entry for 30 days
SingaporeVisa-free entry for 90 days
LaosVisa On Arrival
MyanmarE-Visa

Read more about country-specific visa requirements:

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6. Check Vaccine Requirements

Normally there is no specific vaccine requirement, apart from being fully vaccinated for COVID (except for yellow fever for travelers coming from countries where the disease is prevalent), to visit the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Angkor Wat, etc.

If your itinerary includes some remote villages or off-the-beaten-path routes, you might be recommended to have the hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, Malaria medication, and/or Japanese encephalitis jabs done apart from childhood vaccinations.

It’s better to talk to your doctor about this at least two months before your trip.

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7. Buy Your Travel Insurance (COVID-19 Related) (Updated on May 17th, 2022)

Travel insurance for COVID-19 medical treatment and hospitalization costs is compulsory when entering most Southeast Asian countries:

  • Thailand: 10,000 USD minimum cover
  • Vietnam: 10,000 USD minimum
  • Cambodia: not compulsory
  • Indonesia (Bali): 10,000 USD minimum
  • Laos: 50,000 USD minimum
  • Singapore: not compulsory for children aged 12 and below and fully-vaccinated travelers. A minimum coverage of US$30,000 if you’re not fully vaccinated.
  • Myanmar: 25,000 USD minimum

Tips: The above COVID-19 related travel insurance information is subject to change depending on updated entry requirements. Contact us to double check with your 1:1 travel advisor.

Besides COVID-19 related insurance, a normal travel insurance covering medical treatment, luggage and valuables, etc. is strongly suggested.

Get the travel insurance sorted before you go. You can check with your own bank or an international institution such as Letsgoinsure, Bengo Travel, Holidaysafe, or more traditional providers such as Allianz, Zurich, or Columbus Direct.

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8. Be Aware of Taboos and Etiquette

There are different taboos and etiquette in Southeast Asian countries. Some of the most important ones include:

  • Not to touch children’s heads.
  • Women are not allowed to touch Buddhist monks or their belongings.
  • When entering temples or mosques, wear long dresses or trousers and shirts that cover your knees as well as your shoulders. You can usually rent or borrow these at the big tourist sites if you do happen to forget to take them on the day.
  • If you are entering a house, it is polite to take off your shoes. This also goes for some temples, where you might notice a pile of shoes at the front door. If you do see this, remove your shoes and follow suit.

In Thailand, make sure you never insult the king, and in general it is better not to discuss politics as this may lead to some sensitive situations. If you do find yourself in any kind of awkward situation, do not raise your voice as many Buddhist cultures place high importance on harmonious social interactions.

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The best travel insurance for Southeast Asia: 5% discount

A few years ago, I left home to travel through Southeast Asia for 4 months. If you are visiting this part of the world, whether it is 4 months or a week, you need to have travel insurance for Southeast Asia. Purchasing travel insurance is one of the most important steps when planning a trip on your own, since there is always a possibility of running into issues or falling ill, whether it be something that affects your health or your pockets due to transport delays, loss of luggage, etc.

On my previous trips to Asia, I only had to use travel insurance on one occasion. However, in those 4 months traveling around Southeast Asia, I had to use it a couple of times. The first time I had to use travel insurance was in Bali. I got a bacteria from contaminated water, food or who knows what. The second time I had to make an insurance claim was in Myanmar, due to food poisoning.

The chances of something, similar to what happened to me, happening to you is quite high if you spend several months traveling in Southeast Asia. It is also very possible that nothing will happen to you, that’s what we should all want. Other common problems that you may run into in Southeast Asia are motorcycle accidents, infections, flight cancellations and delays, etc.

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I don’t want to scare you! If you are careful and luck is on your side, nothing will happen to you. But sometimes these things are out of our control, for this reason it is so important to purchase travel insurance for Southeast Asia. It is important to purchase a policy for any trip in which you do not have medical coverage, but in this article we are going to focus on Southeast Asia.

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1. S afety in Southeast Asia

Traveling to Southeast Asia is generally very safe. However, you should always follow basic precautionary safety measures.

If you are going to drive, be very careful as driving in Southeast Asia is very different. Very few drivers follow traffic laws. If you are going to ride a motorcycle, wear a helmet. You’ll see many foreigners and locals not wearing a helmet, please, put it on.

Lookout for scams, something quite common. I recommend reading on the internet about scams in the country you are going to visit. My advice is that if someone comes to offer you a service, always say no. If you want something, you will find it at licensed places.

Always keep an eye on your belongings. There have been cases of theft and robberies in Southeast Asia. A very common form of theft is locals driving by you and snatching valuable items such as cellphones, cameras, purses, etc. Thus it is very important to always keep valuables stored safely. At night, be sure to lock you home’s doors. If you are going to stay at a hostel, always leave valuables in a locker.

In your embassy’s website you can view a country’s safety details.

Necessary vaccines for Southeast Asia

If you are planning on visiting Southeast Asia and you’ve visited a country where yellow fever is very prevalent that year, it is necessary to bring the yellow fever vaccination certificate. You can view which countries are classified as “areas of risk” for yellow fever by clicking on this link. This disease isn’t present in Southeast Asia.

Other than the requirement mentioned above, there aren’t any mandatory vaccines to travel to Southeast Asia. The CDC does recommend a Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines. Refer to a health professionals if you have questions or concerns about vaccination prior to traveling.

Certain countries in Southeast Asia are classified as “a risk” of contracting malaria. To prevent malaria, it is important to use bug spray. Preventive medication for malaria can also be taken. Even so, the risk of contracting malaria does not disappear completely.

2. Is having travel insurance mandatory to travel to Southeast Asia?

No, purchasing travel insurance for Southeast Asia is not mandatory. However, just because something isn’t mandatory doesn’t mean it’s not highly recommended or necessary. We all have health insurance in our home country, it is equally as important being covered abroad as well. Purchasing travel insurance is an investment in your health and safety, two things that we should not spare any expense on.

As I mentioned prior, you never know what can happen to you. It is better to be safe than sorry. The same way you can have an accident walking around your neighborhood, you can have it during your trip. The difference is that abroad we are much more helpless and vulnerable and, uninsured if you don’t purchase travel insurance. If you have need medical attention and you do not have travel insurance, you will have to bear all the costs. Hopefully the figure on the bill won’t be too high. But if something more serious happens to you, it will have at least 3 figures, although it can perfectly have 4 or even 5, if something very serious happens to you.

Traveling to Southeast Asia with travel insurance is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended. And trust me, the best thing about purchasing travel insurance for Southeast Asia is, not having to use it, I say this from experience.

3. Best travel insurance for Southeast Asia?

I hope that by now you understand why you need travel insurance for Southeast Asia. Well, now you are probably wondering: “which travel insurance should I purchase?”.

After having traveled to Asia with different travel insurances and based on my experience, I always recommend the best and most comprehensive travel insurance. I am talking about the Heymondo travel insurance. I’ve traveled for 4 months in Southeast Asia and my experience with this company have all been great.

Apart from having great experiences with this company, I think it is the best travel insurance for Southeast Asia after to other companies on the market. Heymondo offers the best value-for-money.

In order to compare these travel insurance policies, I got a quote from each travel insurance for a 2-week trip to the Asia. I have compared the most affordable travel insurance policy for each company. This is the result:

travel insurance for southeast asia

2. You’ll be taken to a new window where you’ll be prompted to insert your country of residence and your destination.

travel insurance for southeast asia travel insurance for southeast asia

4. Insert the number of travelers you wish to purchase coverage and your email address. Then click on the green arrow.

travel insurance for southeast asia

5. You’ll be taken to a window displaying all 3 types of Heymondo travel insurance policies and their rates. You can scroll down and open the tabs to review the different coverage options. Choose the plan that suit you and click “buy”. The following page will ask for personal and payment information, fill every space, accept the terms and conditions and click on “confirm purchase”

How to file a claim if somethings happens to you in Southeast Asia?

If you are traveling through Southeast Asia and you need medical attentions, start by contacting Heymondo travel insurance as soon as possible. You’ll be able to find the companies phone number in the confirmation email that will be sent after your purchase.

Have your policy number in hand while talking to a customer service representative. They’ll ask you to tell them what has happened to you and your exact location. You’ll be referred to the closest health facility. Once you get to the hospital, you won’t be asked for payment because the insurance company takes care of payment and paperwork. It’s important to have a copy of your passport in case the hospital requests identification. You can have a picture of your passport on your phone as well.

My experience with Heymondo travel insurance

As I mentioned before, during my 4-month trip through Southeast Asia, I used Heymondo travel insurance on 2 separate occasions.

travel insurance for Southeast Asia

The first time was in Bali. I had bad diarrhea several days in a row. I called the insurance, told them what was wrong and they sent me to a clinic very close to my hotel. When I arrived, they asked me for a copy of my passport and took care of me right away. The clinic looked very clean and modern, and the workers spoke very good English.

I had to take a stool test (sorry the information haha). That same night they sent me the results. I had bacteria… I went back to the doctor to pick up my meds which I had to take for 10 days to get better. Oh, and all this without paying a dime.

I always recommend calling the insurance company before going to a health center if your condition isn’t serious. In this way, you will not have to pay any money up front and also the insurance will always send you to a quality health center.

heymondo travel insurance

The second time I had to use my Heymondo travel insurance for Southeast Asia was in Myanmar. This time I had food poisoning. For several reasons, I went directly to a hospital that was next to my hotel. They sent me several medications and it was gone the next day. This time, I had to send several documents to the insurance to get my money back.

Don’t forget to purchase your travel insurance for Southeast Asia with a 5% discount through this link.

I hope that this post about the best travel insurance for Southeast Asia has been very useful when planning your trip. If you have any questions, leave a comment down below or contact me by email. Until next time, travelers!

The best travel insurance for Southeast Asia: 5% discount

A few years ago, I left home to travel through Southeast Asia for 4 months. If you are visiting this part of the world, whether it is 4 months or a week, you need to have travel insurance for Southeast Asia. Purchasing travel insurance is one of the most important steps when planning a trip on your own, since there is always a possibility of running into issues or falling ill, whether it be something that affects your health or your pockets due to transport delays, loss of luggage, etc.

On my previous trips to Asia, I only had to use travel insurance on one occasion. However, in those 4 months traveling around Southeast Asia, I had to use it a couple of times. The first time I had to use travel insurance was in Bali. I got a bacteria from contaminated water, food or who knows what. The second time I had to make an insurance claim was in Myanmar, due to food poisoning.

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The chances of something, similar to what happened to me, happening to you is quite high if you spend several months traveling in Southeast Asia. It is also very possible that nothing will happen to you, that’s what we should all want. Other common problems that you may run into in Southeast Asia are motorcycle accidents, infections, flight cancellations and delays, etc.

I don’t want to scare you! If you are careful and luck is on your side, nothing will happen to you. But sometimes these things are out of our control, for this reason it is so important to purchase travel insurance for Southeast Asia. It is important to purchase a policy for any trip in which you do not have medical coverage, but in this article we are going to focus on Southeast Asia.

Table of contents

1. S afety in Southeast Asia

Traveling to Southeast Asia is generally very safe. However, you should always follow basic precautionary safety measures.

If you are going to drive, be very careful as driving in Southeast Asia is very different. Very few drivers follow traffic laws. If you are going to ride a motorcycle, wear a helmet. You’ll see many foreigners and locals not wearing a helmet, please, put it on.

Lookout for scams, something quite common. I recommend reading on the internet about scams in the country you are going to visit. My advice is that if someone comes to offer you a service, always say no. If you want something, you will find it at licensed places.

Always keep an eye on your belongings. There have been cases of theft and robberies in Southeast Asia. A very common form of theft is locals driving by you and snatching valuable items such as cellphones, cameras, purses, etc. Thus it is very important to always keep valuables stored safely. At night, be sure to lock you home’s doors. If you are going to stay at a hostel, always leave valuables in a locker.

In your embassy’s website you can view a country’s safety details.

Necessary vaccines for Southeast Asia

If you are planning on visiting Southeast Asia and you’ve visited a country where yellow fever is very prevalent that year, it is necessary to bring the yellow fever vaccination certificate. You can view which countries are classified as “areas of risk” for yellow fever by clicking on this link. This disease isn’t present in Southeast Asia.

Other than the requirement mentioned above, there aren’t any mandatory vaccines to travel to Southeast Asia. The CDC does recommend a Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines. Refer to a health professionals if you have questions or concerns about vaccination prior to traveling.

Certain countries in Southeast Asia are classified as “a risk” of contracting malaria. To prevent malaria, it is important to use bug spray. Preventive medication for malaria can also be taken. Even so, the risk of contracting malaria does not disappear completely.

2. Is having travel insurance mandatory to travel to Southeast Asia?

No, purchasing travel insurance for Southeast Asia is not mandatory. However, just because something isn’t mandatory doesn’t mean it’s not highly recommended or necessary. We all have health insurance in our home country, it is equally as important being covered abroad as well. Purchasing travel insurance is an investment in your health and safety, two things that we should not spare any expense on.

As I mentioned prior, you never know what can happen to you. It is better to be safe than sorry. The same way you can have an accident walking around your neighborhood, you can have it during your trip. The difference is that abroad we are much more helpless and vulnerable and, uninsured if you don’t purchase travel insurance. If you have need medical attention and you do not have travel insurance, you will have to bear all the costs. Hopefully the figure on the bill won’t be too high. But if something more serious happens to you, it will have at least 3 figures, although it can perfectly have 4 or even 5, if something very serious happens to you.

Traveling to Southeast Asia with travel insurance is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended. And trust me, the best thing about purchasing travel insurance for Southeast Asia is, not having to use it, I say this from experience.

3. Best travel insurance for Southeast Asia?

I hope that by now you understand why you need travel insurance for Southeast Asia. Well, now you are probably wondering: “which travel insurance should I purchase?”.

After having traveled to Asia with different travel insurances and based on my experience, I always recommend the best and most comprehensive travel insurance. I am talking about the Heymondo travel insurance. I’ve traveled for 4 months in Southeast Asia and my experience with this company have all been great.

Apart from having great experiences with this company, I think it is the best travel insurance for Southeast Asia after to other companies on the market. Heymondo offers the best value-for-money.

In order to compare these travel insurance policies, I got a quote from each travel insurance for a 2-week trip to the Asia. I have compared the most affordable travel insurance policy for each company. This is the result:

travel insurance for southeast asia

2. You’ll be taken to a new window where you’ll be prompted to insert your country of residence and your destination.

travel insurance for southeast asia travel insurance for southeast asia

4. Insert the number of travelers you wish to purchase coverage and your email address. Then click on the green arrow.

travel insurance for southeast asia

5. You’ll be taken to a window displaying all 3 types of Heymondo travel insurance policies and their rates. You can scroll down and open the tabs to review the different coverage options. Choose the plan that suit you and click “buy”. The following page will ask for personal and payment information, fill every space, accept the terms and conditions and click on “confirm purchase”

How to file a claim if somethings happens to you in Southeast Asia?

If you are traveling through Southeast Asia and you need medical attentions, start by contacting Heymondo travel insurance as soon as possible. You’ll be able to find the companies phone number in the confirmation email that will be sent after your purchase.

Have your policy number in hand while talking to a customer service representative. They’ll ask you to tell them what has happened to you and your exact location. You’ll be referred to the closest health facility. Once you get to the hospital, you won’t be asked for payment because the insurance company takes care of payment and paperwork. It’s important to have a copy of your passport in case the hospital requests identification. You can have a picture of your passport on your phone as well.

My experience with Heymondo travel insurance

As I mentioned before, during my 4-month trip through Southeast Asia, I used Heymondo travel insurance on 2 separate occasions.

travel insurance for Southeast Asia

The first time was in Bali. I had bad diarrhea several days in a row. I called the insurance, told them what was wrong and they sent me to a clinic very close to my hotel. When I arrived, they asked me for a copy of my passport and took care of me right away. The clinic looked very clean and modern, and the workers spoke very good English.

I had to take a stool test (sorry the information haha). That same night they sent me the results. I had bacteria… I went back to the doctor to pick up my meds which I had to take for 10 days to get better. Oh, and all this without paying a dime.

I always recommend calling the insurance company before going to a health center if your condition isn’t serious. In this way, you will not have to pay any money up front and also the insurance will always send you to a quality health center.

heymondo travel insurance

The second time I had to use my Heymondo travel insurance for Southeast Asia was in Myanmar. This time I had food poisoning. For several reasons, I went directly to a hospital that was next to my hotel. They sent me several medications and it was gone the next day. This time, I had to send several documents to the insurance to get my money back.

Don’t forget to purchase your travel insurance for Southeast Asia with a 5% discount through this link.

I hope that this post about the best travel insurance for Southeast Asia has been very useful when planning your trip. If you have any questions, leave a comment down below or contact me by email. Until next time, travelers!

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