Be careful where you buy travel health cover

Travel insurance can be up to 211% more expensive if bought through an airline, tour operator or travel agent, says price comparison website

Research has found travel insurance premiums can be a staggering 211 per cent more expensive when bought as an add-on to airline tickets or a holiday bought through a travel agent.

Bob Atkinson at says, "Airlines, tour operators and travel agents are known to try and lure customers into taking out their preferred travel insurance policy. These policies can be wildly uncompetitive and might not suit individual circumstances. By taking the time to shop around for travel insurance, you can jet away with the peace of mind that you know exactly what your policy covers you for while abroad.” recommends at least the following level of cover:

  • £2m for medical expenses
  • £1m personal liability
  • £3000 cancellation
  • £1500 baggage
  • £250 cash
  • Policy excesses under £100
  • Cover for scheduled airline failure and end supplier failure
  • Delay cover


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