UK Travel Insurance
Planning a trip to the UK? Make sure you are
protected with a suitable travel insurance policy to give you peace of mind
throughout your trip. Whether heading off for a relaxing holiday, enjoying some
sightseeing around British beauty spots, or taking advantage of an employment
opportunity, taking out a suitable policy should be top of your ‘to do’ list
before taking that flight, and is as important as your passport. With policies covering single or annual trips
as well as specialised backpacker travel insurance, finding cover has never been
Millions of Australians go overseas to holiday or
work every year according to Tourism Australia, with the UK being one of the
most popular destinations. An estimated one-third do not take out suitable travel
insurance, hoping that their trip will be trouble free, but for some this has
proved to be a costly mistake. For the sake of a few dollars, being covered by your travel insurance could save thousands of dollars.
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The UK is fairly generous with NHS medical treatment
and Australian nationals are entitled to some health care in the UK. Emergency
treatment is available through accident and emergency departments of the many
hospitals but existing medical conditions are not included.
This may leave visitors feeling that they do not
need comprehensive medical insurance as they will be looked after in the case
of an emergency, but the cost of a medical evacuation will not be covered.
Taking out a suitable travel insurance policy could save an injured or sick
visitor from finding themselves in massive debt to cover evacuation costs.
Other Insurable Events
Trip cancellation or interruption due to unforeseen
circumstances is always a possibility. Sudden death or illness in the family
could mean that a long-awaited trip is no longer a possibility and travel
insurance could help recoup the costs of flight cancellation for a future
holiday when life gets back to normal.
Baggage delay or damage are also unavoidable
possibilities, as is theft of valuables. It is possible to cover expensive items to a pre-determined amount for
an additional premium.
Safety in the UK
Most Australians travel safely overseas and return
home with happy memories. The unfortunate minority who run into difficulties
could return home with crippling debts if they haven’t taken out suitable cover
for their trip. The Department of
Foreign Affairs and Trade assists more than 20,000 uninsured Australians a year
who have found themselves in difficulty through illness, death, or evacuations.