What is Travel Insurance?
When you go away the last thing you expect is for something to go wrong, but the unexpected can happen at any time. Travel insurance is there to help you if the unexpected happens, which can include helping you get medical treatment if you fall ill or you have an accident while abroad, providing you with reimbursement if your baggage is lost or stolen as well as offering you valuable protection against trip cancellation if you can’t travel.
An accident or illness abroad could leave you seriously out of pocket if you don’t have travel insurance cover in place. It could save you from having to pay medical bills which could easily run into thousands of pounds, especially in countries known for their high medical costs like the US.
Not all insurance policies offer the same levels of cover it is therefore important that you check the insurance meets your travel needs.