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Brits neglecting travel insurance

Online Travel Insurance Many Brits are failing to purchase adequate travel insurance when taking a short-break. This could mean that many holidaymakers are putting themselves at risk, according to research by travel insurance provider It is estimated that 44 per cent of Brits have travelled overseas without arranging any form of travel insurance, with many holidaymakers assuming the new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is sufficient. One in eight travellers believes the EHIC provides access to the same benefits of travel insurance. However, this is not the case as it only provides limited access to emergency care and does not cover any private clinic treatment. "It is staggering to see that such huge numbers of travellers place themselves at risk - be it within the UK or abroad," said swiftcover director Tina Shortle. "It is all too easy to adopt an 'it'll never happen to me' attitude, but accidents and ill health sadly do happen and the financial implications can be severe." The cost of staying one night in a Spanish private clinic for a broken leg can cost �1,600, with an air ambulance from Spain to the UK costing more than �12,000 - meaning holidaymakers could be facing large debts because of their neglect to purchase travel insurance.

The persisting anarchist and far-left terror threat

Online Travel Insurance On 12 January 2007, a small anti-tank rocket was fired at the US embassy compound in the centre of the Greek capital, Athens. Narrowly missing the embassy emblem, the rocket pierced the building and exploded inside. Although it caused only minor damage ... Read more >  

My ear was swelling down past my neck

Online Travel Insurance My ear began to hurt and started to swell rapidly due to an infection. The infection/swelling started to spread down my neck (in a space of 24 hours). I went to a pharmacy to see if there were any over the counter anti-biotics, but the pharmicists were ... Read more >

24's Response to the foiled terror plot

Online Travel Insurance The foiled terrorist plots in the UK last Thursday have generated much interest and concern, from our members, our clients and the media. Issues we have helped members with include: Advice regarding what it is possible to take on board The ... Read more >

Advice in the event of a bomb blast

Online Travel Insurance Advice Before a bomb blast Before visiting a country where there is a risk of terrorism you should first obtain as much information on that country as possible Stay away from those areas that may have been the target of terrorism in the past. Be ... Read more >

Colombo fever

Online Travel Insurance I was staying in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka and I began to feel feverish and ill so decided to go to the hospital in Colombo because the fever did not subside. The results of the initial blood tests indicated Dengue fever and I was admitted to hospital after ... Read more >

Political instability

Online Travel Insurance If you intend visiting a potentially volatile region familiarize yourself with the place you intend to visit. Try to find out if there have been any recent violent demonstrations at your destination. Find out what the demonstrations were about and ... Read more >

Rabies scare

Online Travel Insurance While I was in Sarnath, India I was bitten by a puppy that later bit 13 other people and died four days later of rabies. I was bitten on my index finger and wrist. Unfortunately, I didn't find out that the puppy had rabies until I reached Kathmandu the ... Read more >

Travel and airline flight Insurance - Is it Needed?

Online Travel Insurance Planning on taking a trip in the coming months? You may want to consider airline travel insurance. Airline travel flight insurance will protect your family if something should happen while you are gone. There are many considerations you should make before booking airline flight insurance ... Read more >


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