While not strictly travel insurance it is an important consideration when traveling. For some reason, people seem to think that their health insurance automatically covers them when traveling. The number of times we hear of someone who heads across the border for a few days and ends up bankrupting themselves because of a fall is alarming. We still have the attitude that it will never happen to us even if it happens to someone we know. If you don't have insurance you may get minimal attention if any. You may get top notch healthcare at five star prices. No matter how long you are traveling for, get the insurance - the downside of the gamble is too great.