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In all the excitement of planning a holiday, it can be too easy to let travel insurance slip down your priority list. However, jetting off without it could cost you dear. Before you rush to buy a policy, read our guide to the main things to think about when comparing travel insurance deals.
Opting for the cheapest policy may be tempting, but bear in mind that this could prove a false economy if you end up with a very basic level of cover.
Scrimping on levels of cover could leave you vulnerable if circumstances such as illness or cancellation mean you have to put in a claim. A comprehensive policy is essential to ensure you are properly protected.
We recommend you having the following minimum levels of cover for your trip;
Don't make the mistake of assuming that every policy is the same – they vary widely. Things that are offered as standard by some may have to be added on for an additional charge with others.
What's classed as a pre-existing condition? Can you extend your cover? If you're perplexed by your policy, our handy guide to all things travel insurance means you'll never get lost in the legalese again.Read moreabout Your travel insurance questions answered
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