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Insurance for Bosnia

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Can anyone give me the latest requirements for travelling through Bosnia to get to Dubrovnik?
I am interested in knowing about insurance and vehicle breakdown.
I am currently insured through Confort and they very politely say they (Aviva) do not insure for Bosnia.

What are my options?

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Try to search through internet. You will get many options.
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Re: Insurance for Bosnia

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Hi
Can anyone give me the latest requirements for travelling through Bosnia to get to Dubrovnik?
I am interested in knowing about insurance and vehicle breakdown.
I am currently insured through Confort and they very politely say they (Aviva) do not insure for Bosnia.

What are my options?

Thanks
It is unlikely you will get cover for Bosnia. If you are concerned about the Bosnian corridor in Croatia you can either take a ferry from Ploce to Trpanj, on the Peljsac peninsula, and go round Bosnia, or cross Bosnia via the Neum corridor (about 15 miles).

If you choose the latter, you will have no cover as there is no where to buy (Third Party anyway) cover at the border which is almost none existent.

For in depth info on Croatia see HERE

Safe travelling.

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Thanks Don I was just planning that bit of our 2012 adventure. (Think I'd risk the 15 mile coastal route myself).

I've also read your words of wisdom on Albania which we plan on traversing from the Quafe Bote border post > Himare > Kavaje > Tirana > Barbullush > Suobin border post and I thank you for your help and good advice.

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Hi, Last year in early May we took the ferry option from Ploce to Trpnja (3 crossings a day, 09:30,14:15,19:30 - I knew the scrap of paper still on my dashboard would come in handy one day !!- there are a couple of astericks next to the 14:15 sailing so I am not sure what that means, did not save that bit of paper) and then came back via the road through Bosnia. I went through the business of obtaining third party insurance for Bosnia in Dubrovnik for the return journey picking up a parking clamp in the process (albeit from the politest traffic warden on the planet). The short journey through Bosnia is on very good roads with no stops for customs or passports. For the short journey I would not bother again and besides later that evening I discovered that the stunning young lady in the Dubrovnik Insurance Company had written out a third party insurance certificate for Croatia. I had obviously been distracted by something not to check the certificate in the office.
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According to another thread Saga do !!
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Saga do breakdown cover but I don't know about insurance cover.
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We've done the Bosnian stretch of that road several times now over the last couple of years and haven't worried about the insurance.

We've never been asked for paperwork whilst travelling this section, although I was a little concerned the time we got half way along the Bosnian part of the road before we realised that our passports were still in Croatia! (see link for story)

http://www.theworldisourlobster.com/...rzegovina.html
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A word of warning if you plan to visit one of the green card countries.

Some insurers issue a green card but it is only for third party cover, the absolute minimum cover that is required.

I spoke with SAGA and they stated they extend your policy so if you have fully comp you are OK. Comfort (my insurers) do the same.

I think NFU will issue a green card for Turkey but I think it is only for third party cover. Could somebody with NFU check please

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