Is insurance mandatory for Virunga national park trip?
Is insurance mandatory for Virunga national park trip? Organization travelers booking on the website of Virunga National Park or via a travel agent will be deemed to have agreed to the following conditions regarding insurance;
Travelers are responsible for effecting sufficient personal travel insurance. Travel insurance is mandatory for all travelers while on a tour organized by Virunga national park.
Travelers together with their personal property including baggage are at all times solely at their own risk. Protection for at least US$100,000 emergency medical evacuation plus US$100,000 medical expenses is mandatory if planning to visit Virunga national park.
Travelers are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance and ensuring that they are in possession of private Travel Insurance with protection for the full duration of the tour in respect of at least medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation, and curtailment, with adequate benefits.
Travelers making their own arrangements should ensure that there are no exclusion clauses limiting protection for the type of activities included in their tour to Virunga national park.
Whether visitors choose to obtain Travel Insurance through Travel Agents or through their own independent arrangements, the travelers must satisfy themselves that any such insurance is what they require and clients should arrange supplementary insurance if need be.
Limited insurance is held by the operator. The client acknowledges and accepts that there may be no policy covering the Organization’s liability to its clients for death, injury, damage or loss occurring anywhere in the world. The client also specifically acknowledges that with respect to passenger accident liability cover this cover may be very limited or may not exist at all. The client acknowledges that the Organization has taken reasonable steps in safeguarding its liability. Although the Organization does hold various insurances this booking condition states that the client must assume, he/she is not covered by any Organization insurance policy, including all liability insurance, for death, injury, damage or any other loss.