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Travelling to Europe from the U.K. is easy at the moment and can make for some great cheap holidays. However with the ever looming Brexit due to become reality we will soon find ourselves with a very different set of requirements for travelling to our nearest continental neighbours. If you are travelling before Brexit we have some tips worth reading and some recommendations on what to look for in your travel insurance.
There are a few things to think about if you are considering a European trip any time after brexit and the first decision to make is whether you can push the plans forward and do it beforehand. After it happens last minute holidays will likely be much more difficult and we will probably be treated as any non European travellers will be.
First we will take a look at the impact Brexit might have on travel to Europe from the U.K. We cannot be sure what we will end up with after we leave the European Union however there are a few possibilities the most likely being Visas or something the EU has been working on since before the British referendum was announced and well before the vote to leave was declared.
Whatever happens with Brexit we have a few helpful tips and recommendations for you to help you make your trip go as smoothly as possible.
Lastly until brexit happens the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is still an important and useful card to get in case of health issues while you are abroad in Europe, so make sure you have one that is in date and valid for your trip. We are not yet sure what may happen to this post-Brexit, however, it could be a system that continues depending on the deal we get and the decisions made for health coverage of travellers each way when travelling between Europe and Britain.
There are many reasons you may take a trip to Europe and even more places to go so travel insurance should be tailored to your specific trip. Are you skiing in the Alps? then you should definitely add winter sports cover. A cruise around the greek islands sound nice? don't forget to include cruise cover and about that business trip to Germany select business cover as an addon. These are some of the more important aspects of travel insurance for any trip as they specifically add extra cover for issues that may crop up for your trip.
Otherwise the general cover you get, though seeming similar across all travel insurance, tends to vary in the details and you will find some policies provide better cover, offering higher protection amounts or lower excesses in different areas. Some of the areas that can benefit any trip are baggage, cancellation and medical cover so double check these on your policy. You may also like to check our other guides for some more hints and tips on different places to go to, useful areas of travel insurance and how to make a trip go smoothly.
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