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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • New Passport Fees Remind Us of Need for Student Travel Insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
A new bill will increase passport fees across the board. Therefore losing your passport in your luggage isn't just inconvenient, it can be very expensive. Student travel insurance will help cover the cost of lost passports and other items.

The new fee increases will take passport costs to $135 for new passports, $110 for renewals, and $82 to add visa pages to passports. The fee increases are designed to better compensate the government for the work required in processing these requests, however the change is certainly unwelcome to travelers. Particularly student travelers, who are already on a tight budget.

Further compounding the expense is the fact that all too often airlines lose luggage which can force a traveler to purchase a new passport. With these new fees, that could prove to be a very expensive proposition. But if an airline loses your luggage and you have to pay to replace it, student travel insurance will reimburse the cost.

Do not take a chance on incurring additional travel expenses due to airlines losing your luggage. Now that you must spend more money for your passport, it is more important than ever to make sure you protect that investment by buying student travel insurance.
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