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European travel insurance

It is surprising how many people do not feel the need to buy travel insurance when travelling to Europe. For many travellers, there is the belief that the only good thing to come out of our membership of the European Union is the access to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which replaced the old E111.

However, whilst this card is useful, it should not be considered as a replacement for a European travel insurance policy.

The EHIC does entitle UK travellers to the same treatments that are available to the local residents, but this will vary from country to country, and some procedures may not be covered at all. Travellers are often surprised to discover that in some countries they have to pay towards their treatment.


All Holidaysafe European travel insurance policies provide the following:

If you are skiing, the EHIC will not, usually, cover any of the costs of taking you off the mountain, or getting you to a hospital or clinic for treatment.

So, how is a traveller supposed to know exactly what the EHIC will, and won’t cover in the country which you are planning to visit? Some information is provided by the FCDO ‘Know before you go’ campaign – find out more about the countries you are thinking of visiting here.

However, Holidaysafe European travel insurance removes this worry for you, because it provides cover for all emergency medical expenses that you may incur should you unexpectedly fall ill or suffer a serious injury whilst abroad, including the costs of getting you home.

Europe has an amazing range of destinations and activities on offer, catering to every type of traveller. Whether you want to ski in the alps, sunbathe by the Mediterranean, or wander through historic cities.

Holidaysafe European travel insurance has a range of cover options so that you can choose the level of cover you require to suit your budget. To find out more, and to check out our great prices, simply click on our Get a Quote button and then choose the type of policy you are looking for.

Please note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.
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