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About Travel Insurance

Packed open suitcaseWhen travelling abroad on holiday or even a gap-year, it is vital that you have an adequate travel cover. A travel insurance policy is designed to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight delays and other losses incurred while travelling internationally.

Medical treatment abroad can be really expensive. If you become ill or are injured, not only will you have to pay for the medical bills, but you may also end up needing to change your travel plans. If you have no travel insurance, you will be responsible for all these costs.

EHIC card

The European Health Insurance Card (formerly the E111 card) is available to all residents of the UK. It entitles the holder to free or reduced cost medical treatment whilst visiting a European Union (EU) country (this also includes Norway, Iceland, Switzerland or Liechtenstein).

Remember that (EHIC) is not a substitute for travel insurance, and the government recommends that holiday makers get travel insurance to cover them for issues not covered by the EHIC.