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    Ahoy, solo travellers! Here are 5 things you need if you're travelling solo


    Solo travel can be an exciting adventure, but it also comes with its challenges. To ensure a smooth journey, it is important to have a checklist of essential items. These include a digital wallet or physical folder to store important documents, important gadgets like power banks and a camera, an anti-theft bag to prevent pick-pocketing, a forex card for foreign transactions, and reliable travel insurance to protect against untoward incidents. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance offers a Travel Prime Individual Plan that covers personal accidents, medical expenses, loss of baggage, loss of passport, hijack cover, and delay of checked baggage.

    5 things you need if you're travelling soloET Spotlight
    When Suzy Stutner said, "Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone, it also pushes you out of the zone of others' expectations", she wasn't wrong. Solo travel is an experience that every individual should have once in their lifetime. But beware! It's not going to be smooth sailing. Solo travel truly challenges your comfort zone, as it's you who are responsible for every aspect of your journey. From booking flights to deciding on your stay, there's a big to-do list that you will have to accomplish on your own. Speaking of checklists, here are five essential things you must include in your to-do list if you're thinking of wandering alone on an adventure.
    1. A digital wallet or a physical folder that will store all your essential documents
    Keep your friends close, but your documents closer! If you keep your credentials, such as passport, Aadhaar card, and boarding passes, within easy reach in your bag, then you will be able to locate them easily when needed. Hence, it's essential to have a dependable digital wallet or a compact physical folder to store all your documents. This folder/digital wallet should always be with you when leaving your hotel/stay.

    2. Important gadgets to always stay connected
    Apart from a smartphone and earphones, which you would obviously carry, you must also consider carrying gadgets such as power banks (to charge your phone, in case of no charging points), a camera (to click amazing pictures), a tripod/selfie stick (to capture pictures on your own), universal adapters (in case, if plugs at hotels are incompatible), battery-charged flashlight (just in case your phone flashlight gives up on you), etc.

    3. Anti-theft bag to prevent pick-pocketing
    Your bag is going to be your constant companion during your travels. Make sure it doesn't fall prey to pick-pocketing. Leaving your bag even for a minute is quite dangerous. An anti-theft bag with anti-theft zippers would safeguard all your essentials within your bag. These bags also come with an in-built USB charger, so you can juice up your charger whenever needed. Apart from carrying your regular fanny packs and sling bags, buying an anti-theft backpack would prove to be a good investment as you would be able to use it for all your future journeys.

    4. A Forex card for all your foreign transactions
    To avoid financial inconvenience at foreign shores, get a forex card from your bank and load it with the currency of the country you would be visiting before boarding your flight. This would not only save you from making trips to various currency exchange booths but will also ensure that you don't face the risk of carrying wads of notes while you travel.

    5. Trusting travel insurance for untoward incidences
    Let's keep in mind that a solo traveller has to prepare for untoward situations where things can go wrong. Incidents like loss of baggage/passports, flight delays, and injuries can jeopardise the well-planned travel schedule. Therefore, reliable travel insurance is mandatory for safe travel to minimise the effects of such unpleasantries. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance’s Travel Prime Individual Plan is designed for solo travellers who embrace a bit of risk in their travel adventures. *

    * Claims are subject to terms and conditions set forth under travel insurance policy.

    Here are some benefits of Bajaj Travel Prime Individual Plan and its coverage-
    benefits of Bajaj Travel Prime Individual PlanET Spotlight
    Personal accident: Unfortunate incidents can sometimes lead to a tragic accident. During such times, having travel insurance can help cover for these untoward circumstances. Bajaj Travel Prime Individual Plan covers death or permanent total disablement due to accidental bodily injury during your foreign travel, as stated in the policy schedule. *

    Medical expenses and medical evacuation: This covers medical treatment costs for illness and injury suffered during overseas trips, as specified in the policy terms and conditions. *

    Emergency dental pain relief: Dental pain can not only spoil your trip, but a visit to the dentist overseas can also be quite heavy on your pocket. With Bajaj Travel Prime Individual Plan, you get a sum of USD 500 as emergency dental pain relief, as stated in the policy schedule. *

    Loss of checked baggage: Solo travellers occasionally find themselves in unpleasant situations where their checked-in baggage goes missing during transit. Such an event can obstruct your travel itinerary and leave you feeling distressed. However, with the Bajaj Travel Prime Individual Plan, you can travel worry-free, as the insurance comprehensively covers the complete and permanent loss or destruction of your checked-in baggage, as listed in the policy terms and conditions.*

    Loss of passport: Misplacing or losing your passport in a foreign country can be very troublesome. During such a scenario, you would have to shell out extra money for obtaining a duplicate passport. This expense is covered by the Bajaj Travel Prime Individual Plan, to the extent of the policy limitations.*

    Hijack cover: In case of highjacking leading to the insured’s kidnapping while travelling on aircraft, the insurance company will provide coverage up to the maximum sum specified in the policy terms and conditions.*

    Delay of checked baggage: In case your luggage takes more than 12 hours to arrive, and you need new things such as toiletries, medication, clothing, etc. on an emergency basis, this policy would cover the expenses for the same, as specified in the policy terms and conditions.*

    *Claims are subject to terms and conditions set forth under travel insurance policy.

    Solo travel may come with its own challenges; however, it's essential to have a Plan B in case things don't go as planned. Bajaj Travel Prime Individual Plan offers numerous advantages and serves as your reliable Plan B, ensuring your journey goes smoothly as you check off your bucket list to-dos with happy memories and moments.*

    *Standard T&C apply

    Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation. For more details on benefits, exclusions, limitations, terms, and conditions, please read the sales brochure/policy wording carefully before concluding a sale.
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