†Based on an individual aged 18 taking single trip cover for 3 days to Spain. Cover starts on the 1st September and ends on the 3rd of September 2017. Annual cover from £11.55 based on an individual aged 18 taking annual cover for travel in Europe. Cover starts on the 1st of September 2017 and ends after a year.
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Do I need travel insurance?
Whether it’s a short city-break or a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, travel insurance provides cover should you face expensive medical bills if you’re injured or taken ill, or if something goes wrong with your trip.
Types of travel insurance
You can also tailor your insurance according to where you are going and the activities you’ll be undertaking, including:
What does travel insurance typically cover?
Travel insurance policies usually provide cover for the following:
Cancellation & delay: Including missed departures and curtailment of your trip.
Medical expenses: This will cover any costs incurred if you have to visit a doctor or hospital abroad.
Personal liability: If you cause damage to possessions or injury someone, cover is provided.
Emergency assistance/repatriation: If you need to be brought back to the UK due to injury, your costs will be met.
Baggage & belongings: Protection if your luggage or possessions are lost, stolen or damaged is provided as standard with most policies.
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Compare quotes for pre-existing medical conditions
If you have an illness or medical condition for which you’ve had treatment, need to provide details to your insurer. Heart problems, diabetes, cancer and respiratory illnesses (such as asthma) are among the conditions that need to be declared as they could be excluded from your policy, and not mentioning them could invalidate your cover.
If you have a condition, you may have to pay more for your insurance.
You can find out more about pre-existing medical conditions with our dedicated guide.Get a pre-existing medical quote
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How to reduce the cost of travel insurance
When taking out travel insurance, it’s important to find the right balance between getting adequate cover and not paying over the odds. Here’s some tips on how to get the best price for your travel insurance:
- Shop around: Run a free travel insurance quote where you’ll be able to see how different policies stack up against each other.
- Decline optional extras: It’s worth checking if your gadgets are covered abroad by your home insurance, or if protection is provided through your bank account, credit card or employee benefits package.
- Pay annually: If you are a frequent traveller, it might be cost-effective to buy a policy that covers all trips in a 12-month period, rather than insuring each trip separately.
Frequently asked questions about travel insurance
We've put together this set of questions and answers to help make getting a quote as quick and easy as possible.
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) – which is free via the NHS – entitles you to state-provided healthcare on the same terms as a local when travelling in countries that belong to the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
You can find out more with our European Health Insurance card guide.
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