U China Travel and all Chinese travel agencies registered with the China National Tourism Administration must provide ‘Travel Agencies’ Liability Insurance’ for their customers. This insurance guarantees the rights of both the agency and its customers, who will be covered for any accidents deemed to be the fault of the agency. We are covered for a maximum of 200,000 RMB, which is about 29,850 USD and this coverage comes free of charge with all of our tours. It does not cover customers who have only purchased flights or hotels through U China Travel. In addition, since this insurance does not cover any mishaps outside the control of the travel agency, it is highly recommended that all customers buy their own travel insurance before leaving their home country. In most western countries you should be able to find a plan that covers a wide range of circumstances including loss, damage and theft of luggage and important possessions, as well as flight delays or cancellations. We also recommend that you purchase medical insurance, and some visitors may wish to add emergency evacuation insurance as well.
The following websites link to major travel insurers: