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Travelling with medical conditions: How to stay healthy abroad

Taking a trip when you have a condition can make even the most experienced traveller nervous. Luckily, we’re on hand to ensure you can make the most of your time away. Here is some advice to help you stay safe while on holiday. Why do you need to declare medical conditions? If you’re travelling an... Read more

Londoners and Welsh most likely to claim for lost bags and medical expenses

We've been busy conducting some research into what people in different parts of the UK are most likely to claim for - and Londoners and the Welsh are topping the list for lost bags and medical claims. People living in South West London are the most likely to claim for baggage which has been lost, s... Read more

Gap year medical claims double in two years

When you're exploring options for your gap year adventure, certain parts of the planning process may be forgotten - but travel insurance definitely shouldn't be one of them. It may be an expense you think you don't need, especially if every penny's going towards your adventure - but if things go wr... Read more

Travelling with pre-existing conditions: What do you need to know?

Travelling with a condition shouldn’t stop you from seeing the sights. Why should you miss out on France’s vineyards, shopping in Berlin, or seeing the majestic Taj Mahal? You have the chance to enjoy everything that the world has to offer, and feeling confident and secure is a huge part of being ab... Read more

Should you medicate your child before a flight? Parents and medical professionals give their opinion

Medicating children before a long flight or car journey is a hot topic for parents. Whether you’ve got just the one or a large brood, whether they’re well-behaved or a little jumpy, it’s a question that often crosses parents’ minds; and, as expected, it’s hugely controversial. We spoke to some par... Read more

Delayed in a manger: Six travel insurance tips for Christmas from the Nativity Story

Overcrowded hotels, unsuitable transportation, marauding soldiers, a pregnant backpacker going into labour; we might think that Christmas travel chaos is a relatively new phenomenon, but a brief analysis of the Nativity Story reveals that all the signs were there 2,000 years ago. Just as the three ... Read more

EHIC card may not cover Brits who fall ill in struggling euro countries

Columbus Direct has warned British travellers that the EHIC card may not be enough to cover the medical expenses if they fall ill in countries such as Greece and Spain, due to these countries' failing economies.With 26% of British travellers in Europe believing the European Health Insurance Card (EH... Read more

The FCO and ABI launches Travel Insurance Awareness campaign

Buying travel insurance can be tricky, especially if you have an existing medical condition. It's hard to know what to declare, and what can remain personal - and The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Association of British Insurers have decided to launch a campaign to provide clarity... Read more

5 essential first aid tips you should know before going on holiday

Holidays are a time for rest and relaxation, but would you know what to do if something went wrong? Here are five key pieces of advice that you should know before you leave for your summer holidays; make sure that you're familiar with them. They could end up saving a life. 1. Know how to call an a... Read more

Your travel insurance questions answered

Booking your holiday is always a great feeling. After all, it’s your world - enjoy it! From exploring a new city to lounging on the beach with a cocktail, your holidays are the best time of the year. We’ve covered the most frequently-asked questions about our travel insurance; from your first holid... Read more

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