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Tuesday 23rd of January 2018
November 30, 2010

Travellers encouraged to take out insurance

by Richard Kilner

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Travellers encouraged to take out insurance

Direct Line has warned those contemplating going without travel insurance during a winter break of the financial risk they are exposing themselves to if the worst happens.

More than a million Britons are expected to participate in winter sports this year, and could face bills of £5,000 for a simple fracture to a lower limb, if they go without insurance.

Direct Line travel insurance’s Annette Fox has urged those who partake of winter sports to ensure they have appropriate winter sports and medical expenses coverage to protect themselves should an accident happen.

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is essential for travellers, and is a necessary but not sufficient step when it comes to healthcare needs.

Flights either back home or to the nearest medical facility are covered by Direct Line’s travel insurance, which can run into tens of thousands of pounds without insurance.

The advice echoes that of AXA, issued last week, which revealed that one in 10 will go on holiday without any travel insurance at all.

 

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