Travel insurance

Travel insurance: our 10 top tips

Here’s how to ensure peace of mind from the moment you book your holiday.

Millions of Brits are going on holiday without travel insurance

Thursday, 23 May 2019 | News

Nearly two-fifths of British holidaymakers going abroad this summer do not have travel insurance for their trip, new research shows.

Will the EHIC be valid after Brexit? Government publishes advice for holidaymakers

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | News

Travellers may lose free access to EU healthcare if the government and EU fail to reach an agreement on continuity of access to care for British holidaymakers and expats.

More than half of Brits overestimate what EHIC will cover

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | News

Holidaymakers vastly overestimate what their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will cover, according to research by GoCompare.

Stat of the month: £5,620 - the average uninsured medical bill

Friday, 20 July 2018 | News

Failing to taking out travel insurance can be an expensive mistake if you get sick or are injured abroad and are forced to foot the bill for medical treatment.

New travel insurance service to signpost specialist providers

Monday, 25 June 2018 | News

A new service that redirects people with specialist travel insurance needs, such as cover for cancer and pre-existing medical conditions, to appropriate providers is to be set up.

Independent travellers must check their insurance policies, warns Defaqto

Thursday, 14 June 2018 | News

Two-thirds of travel insurance policies (65%) do not offer cover for independent holidaymakers in the event of accommodation or excursion providers going bust, according to financial information provider Defaqto.

Car rental insurance warning for holidaymakers

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | News

Holidaymakers renting cars this summer are being warned to avoid extortionate add-on insurance policies.

Crackdown on pricey insurance renewals launched

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | News

Insurance customers renewing policies in future may benefit from cheaper prices as the industry has promised to tackle the excessive premium differences that most insurers offer longstanding customers while new customers...

Holidaymakers miss out on valuable cancellation cover

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 | News

More than half (58%) of holidaymakers are leaving travel insurance as an afterthought and risk losing out on valuable cancellation cover should something go wrong. 

Check travel insurance small print, warns Financial Ombudsman

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 | News

Holidaymakers have been urged to check the small print of their travel insurance policies by the Financial Ombudsman Service as it publishes its latest complaints data.