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Travel Insurance Guides

Good travel insurance is a must-have essential for any holiday or trip. These guides cover why you need it, the protection it provides, what to consider when choosing a policy, how to reduce your risk when you go and more.

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Travel’s a great way to unwind, see the world, open the mind and expand ...

Elevated view of small coastal town in Canary Islands surrounded by blue waters

People flock to the Canary Islands from all over Europe. No wonder, with such ...

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Greece and the Greek islands have long been a popular travel destination for us ...

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If you’re jetting off to Japan soon make sure you have good travel insurance to ...

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How safe is South Africa to visit and why is having travel insurance important ...

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Find out what medical care Brits can access in New Zealand and travel risks to ...

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There’s nothing worse than falling ill while away from home. Along with the ...

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We all know the feeling – getting to the airport, then a wave of panic comes ...

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It's a proud feeling when children turn eighteen and start holidaying on their ...

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If you're travelling abroad as a family, it makes sense to take out insurance ...

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Fancy trekking in a remote Asian rainforest? A wild time in New York? Flying ...

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Taking your best friend on holiday with you is everyone's ideal situation, but ...

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Today, Cuba is more accessible than it has been for many decades, and those who ...

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Do UK residents need travel insurance for Ireland? And what healthcare is ...

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Planning on living the high life with a trip to the UAE’s iconic mega-city, ...

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Booking a last-minute holiday can get the blood pumping with the sudden thrill ...

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Find out about medical care available to Brits in Mexico, as well as travel ...

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Find out about the safety of travelling to Italy as well as the medical care ...

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The status of Schengen visas for international students resident in the UK is ...

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Every year, millions of holidaymakers from the UK head to Spain for its ...

Grand Canyon at sunset

The famous cliché of America is that it's big. And it is. Across its six time ...

Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour, at night

Heading down under for a trip to or around Australia? Make sure you’ve got the ...

Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco

Perched on the northern tip of Africa, Morocco’s long been a popular ...

Old French townhouses

It may be a short hop away, but a trip to France is not without its travel ...

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Canada is a vast country of diverse delights – everything from bustling cities ...

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For many UK holidaymakers, India is an intriguing and diverse culture with ...

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Thailand’s idyllic beaches, azure-blue sea, buzzing cities and exciting ...

Egyptian pyramids

Make sure you’re travelling safely in Egypt with the latest advice and risks, ...

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For your first time on the slopes, preparation can help you get the most out of ...

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The white stuff is alluring, so make sure you can enjoy it safely, are ready ...

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Learn the difference between embassies and consulates, and why you might need ...

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You might not think you need travel insurance if you're taking a trip in the ...

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With festivals overseas becoming the new norm, festivalgoers need to do a bit ...

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Find out what to do if your airline or holiday company goes bust before or ...

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Dark mornings, cold hands, heating bills and chapped lips are among the most ...

Adventurous holidays can take many forms, from action-packed itineraries in ...

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Holidays for teenagers can take some imagination to make sure they’ve got the ...

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From airboarding to snow-tubing, here's our list of unusual winter sports ...

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Finding out that your airline or holiday company has gone bust is a shock – ...

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With the winter sports season upon us, we conducted a Winter Sports Survey for ...

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The whole idea of lounging around on the beach is to switch off and enjoy the ...

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Travelling with high blood pressure is fine – but it’s important to make sure ...

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ATOL stands for Air Travel Organisers' Licensing, a scheme that helps make sure ...

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Ready to jet off on a much-needed break but worrying about what you can take ...

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Whether you’re travelling solo because of business, you’re hoping to meet ...

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Over 60 million people travel from the UK most years for holidays or business. ...

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The arrival of Airbnb has helped to transform the travel industry in recent ...

Having your son or daughter go on holiday without you for the first time can be ...

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A ski packing list has the potential to run to many pages. With a bit of ...

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The opportunities to combine business and leisure have never been greater. You ...

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Exploring the globe can be scary, but there’s so much to find at the edge of ...

Sunset at the English coast

Travel insurance for a holiday in the UK isn't something you must have, but it ...

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With countries once again open to visitors, we asked UK holidaymakers their ...

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So, you’ve booked your flights, accommodation and activities. What next?

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If you're the type of sunchaser who looks forward to that sizzling summer ...

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As you get older, being able to go where you want when you want is all part of ...

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In an average year, millions of Britons go abroad without the right travel ...

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Satisfy your travel craving while making your holiday budget go further. We’ve ...

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Whether you’re heading to the beach for a much-needed break or boarding a boat ...

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Some vaccinations for Thailand are recommended and some are mandatory in ...

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Do you need travel insurance for your trip? Is travel insurance worth it? And, ...

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Going backpacking is one of life’s great adventures. But before you set off ...

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Enjoy that precious time away with your grandchildren, and take some of the ...

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Most of the time, getting a flight is a hassle-free event. If you only take ...

Palma Cathedral, Majorca, Spain

It’s one of the most popular holiday hotspots for UK holidaymakers. But what ...

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There are several ways to get to the top of the class on your flight – whether ...

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The last thing you want to happen on holiday is standing the luggage carousel ...

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If you're travelling to an EU country from the UK, make sure you take a Global ...

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You should be able to get the right cover to travel abroad if you’re diabetic, ...

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If you're living with cancer but love to travel, can you get travel insurance ...

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Lots of people who need assisted travel at airports are missing out simply ...

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It’s your holiday too, and good preparation can take some of the worry out of ...

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Travelling solo means freedom and independence, making new connections and ...

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There’s no better feeling than planning an amazing trip to an exotic ...

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Learn about the different types of travel insurance available from Post Office, ...

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A trip to Turkey offers toasty beaches and tourist treats aplenty. No wonder ...

Add extra security and confidence to your holiday with a travel insurance policy.