School’s out, Summer Holidays are in! It’s the most popular time of the year to travel, which is why the UK Government is urging Brits to check their travel insurance ahead of Summer Holidays. The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) is urging Brits travelling abroad to make sure they do not void their travel insurance and risk a big bill. A new campaign will guide British travellers on the steps they need to take to make sure their policies cover them on their summer holidays.
The campaign will encourage Brits to:
– declare all pre-existing medical conditions ahead of their trip
check their insurance covers planned holiday activities such as water sports
– check that the length of their trip does not exceed any time limit in their insurance policy
check their travel insurance includes medical evacuation cover
– take a printed copy of their insurance policy away with them and – save the insurance company’s 24/7 emergency contact number and their policy number on their phone
– share their travel insurance policy details with travel companions and/or family in the UK
As cost of living prices soar, many Brits are choosing to skip purchasing travel insurance, however Medical bills can be eye-wateringly expensive, if someone is injured or becomes ill abroad without the right insurance cover. For example an accident in Greece requiring surgery and flights back to the UK could result in a bill of £30,000!
Read more here about the Government’s campaign: bit.ly/3OLUVLw
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