With the school summer holidays underway, families will be looking for an affordable break and Turkey is this year’s top destination, as it’s out of the Euro-zone, giving better value for the £. However, leaving home without adequate travel cover could cost you dear, even on a bargain holiday, warns travel insurance website, insurewithease.com.
Just one day in hospital as a result of sunstroke could cost around £700 in Turkey, highlighting the risks some travellers take if they travel uninsured.
Sarah Findlay from insurewithease.com says, “It is easy to overlook the importance of travel insurance when booking flights, finding a nice place to stay and a destination that will suit grown-ups and kids and all within the family budget. However, leaving the cost of medical care abroad to chance could leave you paying out more than the price of the entire holiday. Something as simple as getting a jelly fish sting treated can cost as much as £500 in a hospital in Turkey, while a broken arm could cost up to £20,000 and something more serious, such as a heart attack could be as much as £50,000. All these conditions could be covered by travel insurance. Many people do not appreciate just how much it costs to get medical treatment abroad and it is easy to think it will not happen to you, but sometimes it does. Illness or an accident can really ruin a holiday, but adequate travel insurance offers support and peace of mind when you need it most.”
Travel insurance: News update: 6 August 2010