February 28, 2024

The objective of travel insurance is to cover financial loss due to emergencies that happen when you are travelling away from your home, be it for leisure or work.

The noise around Indian tourists who have cancelled their planned vacation to the Maldives and are rerouting to the Lakshadweep Islands is almost deafening. Diplomatic issues aside, the trigger was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s media splash, promoting Indian vacation destinations like Lakshadweep as vacation spots over international locales like Maldives.

There is no official communication from travel agencies or airlines that a lot of such cancellations are actually happening. But social media is rife with posts of such developments. Here,…