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20% of Brits Travel Abroad Without Insurance

According to travel association ABTA more than one in five Brits travels abroad without taking out any form of health insurance. The recently-published statistics suggest that the problems are actually worsening, particularly among young people. ABTA’s research suggests that last year 22% of travellers aged between 16 and 24 travelled abroad without proper insurance cover. This year that figure has ballooned to an astonishing 33%. Clearly a third of young travellers are taking unnecessary risks with their health by not properly covering themselves ... Read more

Brits Pay Out £250 Per Accident Abroad

A new study claims that British holiday-makers suffer more unfortunate accidents and injuries abroad than you might imagine – and they are paying out an average of £250 per incident. These payments are often being made even by those possessing a European Health Insurance Card – long assumed by many people as a free alternative to expensive health insurance. Now, it seems, the reality is rather different. Common accidents and injuries while abroad can include dehydration, serious sunburn and food poisoning, not to ... Read more
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