Health and Safety: Travel Insurance

travel insurance

Your holiday will probably be an amazing experience full of treasured memories. However, if something goes wrong when you’re abroad without cover, you’re likely to remember your trip for all the wrong reasons. Travel insurance can protect you and your family from the cost of unforeseen medical bills and more, and means that you don’t have to worry about sky-high bills in an emergency situation. Read on to get travel insurance savvy.

Say it louder for the people in the back: never travel without travel insurance

Choose a policy that covers you for your entire holiday, and make sure you check that all activities you’re interested in are covered too – particularly watersports like jet skiing and scuba diving.

Take a physical copy of your policy with you, as well as saving it to your phone. Make sure that everyone covered by the policy has access to the emergency assistance contact number for the insurance provider.

Remember that the free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) only entitles you to basic medical care in a select number of countries, and it does not cover you for repatriation – or getting back home if you miss or are unable to board your flight due to health problems.

You can find advice about any potential changes to travel insurance and medical cover abroad relating to the UK leaving the European Union on our Brexit travel advice page.

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