Emergency repatriation up to £2 million
Hospital benefit and doctor call-out
Cancellation and Curtailment up to £5,000
Delays and loss of baggage
Our top pick, though, is EHICPlus, which offers generous cover and a £75 excess on most claims. It is also a good bet for those with pre-existing medical conditions. The Guardian
accepts cover for a wider range of pre-existing health conditions... The Daily Telegraph
massively cheaper than some of the prices charged by insurers... The Guardian
Additional cover for your important gadgets
Natural disasters, airline failure, airspace closure
Additional cover for your business trips
Extra cover for your european cruise
Cover for your winter sports activities
As a UK citizen your EHIC card entitles you to the best treatment facilities across Europe – the kind you would most likely require in an emergency while travelling.
Europe Plus covers emergency medical costs plus UK repatriation, ambulance transfers, outpatient treatment, accommodation, holiday cancellation, missed departure, lost baggage and much more when required.
Please ensure that you declare any pre-existing medical conditions to ensure that you are covered for any unforeseen medical problems while you are on holiday. If you have concerns please check with your GP that you are fit to travel. Also make sure that you take any prescription medications with you as they may not be available at your destination.
Some helpful tips include:
- Make sure your carry-on bag contains everything you will need for the duration of the flight.
- Include a medical kit in your carry-on bag. Items to consider include regular medications, painkillers, antacids and band-aids.
- It might be a good idea to take along a pillbox with compartments for different days of the week. Being away from home (and your usual routine) could make you more likely to forget to take your medication.
- Pack a spare pair of glasses. It may be easier if you use a suitcase with wheels. Keep well hydrated and keep a bottle of water with you.
Please check our latest Emergency Travel Information for the Underwriter's advice which may affect your trip and cover.