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Direct Line warns against the risk of travelling abroad without insurance

Direct Line Insurance

Paying for medical care abroad is becoming more expensive, warns Direct Line Travel Insurance, and so cutting back on insurance cover could turn out to be a false economy.


The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC is a must-have when travelling in Europe as it allows access to healthcare abroad.  However, it will not cover all that could be required, such as long-term treatment. Even less severe cases, such as having a broken leg may result in medical repatriation becoming necessary, as airlines may not be able fully accommodate you with the extra room and expense required.


The EHIC only provides a minimal amount of local medical care, while a good travel insurance policy will cover many other costs including medical repatriation, which can easily run into tens of thousands of pounds or more.


Travel insurance: News update: 19 August 2010


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