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Single Trip Travel Insurance in Europe
Holiday Insurance for Single Trips in Europe
If you're planning a trip to the continent, our single trip policy is ideal, lasting for up to 3 months. We have included cover for popular places to travel to like Turkey, Cyprus and Russia in our European travel insurance quotes, giving you the opportunity to explore the treasures these destinations have to offer.
Single Trip Insurance
Single Trip travel insurance is ideal for travellers aged up to 74 years. Some important features are:
- Up to 87 days protection - for those aged up to 64 years
- Up to 31 days protection - for those aged 65-74 years
*Consider our specialised travel insurance if you are over the age of 74.
Experts' Top Tip - After filling in your details during the quote process, you can amend your cover to include weddings, golf, business travel and cruises anywhere in the world, depending on what you need.
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
The EHIC grants you free or reduced cost medical treatment in EU countries.
However, its use is limited because:
- The EHIC can only be utilised for medical cover in state hospitals and at times access to state run hospitals may not be extensive.
- Specialist treatment in private medical centres is not covered, which could cause you problems as some resorts call private ambulances and you get taken straight to a private clinic.
- Repatriation is not included and you are not covered for holiday cancellations, baggage loss, legal expenses etc.
For this reason, it is essential to take out European Holiday Insurance for added safety.
If you want to know more about the differences between travel insurance and EHIC cover, you'll find this Essential Travel magazine's EHIC article very helpful.
Which European countries can I visit?
Listed below are all countries we included under Single Trip Europe insurance:
|Countries Covered Under Our European Holiday Insurance|
|Poland||Portugal||Republic of Ireland|
If you have any queries or would like to know more about the cover offered for your destination, do not hesitate to contact us. We will gladly assist you.
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5 Easy Steps to Book Online
Booking online is quick and easy, even for first timers. Just complete our short 5 step process:
Add Extra Cover
You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.
Do You Need to Declare a Medical Condition?
If you have a pre-existing medical condition its vital that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers dont like to think that youve hidden things from them and you may be surprised to find out that many common medical conditions such as allergies can be added without any additional cost. Whats more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that youve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to cover it, so you will be covered medically for anything unrelated to that condition.
Do You Need Extra Sports or Specialist Cover?
A decent policy will include cover for many sporty or adventure activities as standard. However the more adventurous or dangerous the activity, like winter sports, the more likely it is that you will need to purchase additional sports insurance. You can customise your policy further a number of other specialist add-ons.
If you want to play sport on holiday, make sure you do so safely by adding the correct sports grade to your policy.
100+ sports are covered at no extra cost on our policies!
By adding Winter Sports to your Single, Annual or Backpacker policy you can take part in over 26 winter sports and be covered for:
Medical: you will be covered for emergency medical expenses that occur should you have an accident and require medical attention including cover for mountain rescue, helicopter rescue costs and repatriation
Equipment: Winter Sports cover also provides peace of mind against any theft, loss or damage to your personal or hired equipment as well as any pre-paid fees.winter sports cover →
Regardless of your handicap, cover for your golf equipment and pre-paid green fees can be added to your policy giving you nothing else to work on except your game.
Simply add extra golf protection to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy to add extra protection for:
- Your Personal Equipment up to £1000
- Hired Equipment up to £200
- Pre-paid Green Fees up to £300
Self employed or working for a company, if you travel for work you can add extra protection against accidental loss, theft or damage to your business equipment to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policies.
Business cover protects equipment such as cameras, mobiles, laptops that you may need to work or have with you in meetings.business trip insurance →
Sail the seas worry-free by adding extra cover for missed port, cabin confinement and unused excursions to any of our Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip travel insurance policies.
Cruise cover will add extra protection for:
- Extended baggage cover up to £3,500
- Missed shore trips up to £500
- Cabin confinement (due to illness) up to £600
- Valuables up to £700
If you're planning on tying the knot abroad, extra cover for accidental loss, theft or damage to your your wedding clothes, rings, gifts and photos can be added to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy, to help ensure that your special day is everything its meant to be.
- Wedding Clothes up to £1500 per person
- Wedding Gifts up to £1000 per couple
- Wedding Rings up to £250 per person
- Wedding Photographs up to £750 per person
Should you need to claim on your travel insurance an Excess is the amount that you'll have to pay before we pick up the rest of the bill.
Avoid paying any excesses by adding the Excess Waiver option to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy.find out more →
If you've packaged your holiday yourself (without the help of a travel agent) add the Indepentent Traveller add-on will provide cover for additional scenarios such as:
- Extended Cancellation and Curtailment: If you need to cancel or return home early because your booked accommodation becomes unreachable and unusable due to a travel ban or evacuation
- Extended Delayed & Missed Departure: Not only will we pay you for the first 12 hours of delay, we'll also help with pre-paid travel, accomodation & any alternative travel arrangements you may need to make
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