european travel insurance

don’t forget your GHIC

europe travel insurance

whether you’re planning a summer break, some winter sun or a city break, europe offers a huge amount of culture coupled with great weather, amazing food, cheap transport and a friendly welcome! no matter what your plans are for your european adventure, making sure that you have the right cover in place is essential!

What cover is available through the albert & eddie panel?

a good european travel insurance policy should give you the confidence to enjoy your trip, knowing that you are in safe hands. here at a good european travel insurance policy should give you the confidence to enjoy your trip, knowing that you are in safe hands. here at albert & eddie all of our policies cover assistance in case of a medical emergency and the expenses that come with that as standard, but cancellation and protection for all of your belongings if you lose them or they get damaged or stolen too.

now, travelling to europe may have changed slightly following brexit, but making sure that you have the correct cover for your trip in place is just as important as ever, and our panel will hopefully make that as simple for you as ever.

all european travel insurance policies available through albert & eddie include:

  • up to £10 million in case of a medical emergency
  • cancellation cover on all policies as soon as you purchase (giving you extra peace of mind)
  • 24/7 access to an assistance team in the case of a medical emergency
  • over 100 sports and activities covered as standard
  • cover for UK, European and worldwide trips, as long as you are not travelling against the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s travel advice
  • plus, a wide range of extra add-ons that let you personalise your policy even further
  • check your destination before purchasing because countries such as egypt, cyprus and turkey are covered under a worldwide geographical area by some insurers!

please remember: you should always take your GHIC/EHIC with you if you are travelling in europe!

frequently asked questions

does travel insurance cover medical assistance in europe?

the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), as well as the new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will both temporarily entitle travellers to discounted (and in some cases even free) emergency healthcare in europe. however, EHIC and GHIC do not cover the cost of bringing you back to the UK in the case of an emergency – which is where your travel insurance will step in.

most of the policies available through albert & eddie will cover emergency medical expenses in europe, provided you have suitable cover in place and have fully declared your medical history. it’s important you let us know about any existing medical conditions during the quote process, as if you don’t and you later need emergency medical treatment due to an existing condition, you may not be covered for any related costs.

are sports and activities covered under europe policies?

most standard sports and activities will be covered by our panel of travel insurance providers as standard. however, if you’re planning on sailing the aegean, jet skiing off the coast of ibiza or filling the austrian mountains with the sound of your walking, you may need to purchase a specialised extreme sports policy or add on an extension to top-up your cover. but that’s okay – just let us know what activities you plan on getting involved with during your trip and we’ll make sure we match you with a provider that covers your needs.

do albert & eddie policies include COVID-19 protection?

Yes – in most cases! Most travel insurance policies available through Albert & Eddie offer some form of protection against Covid-19. For example, they’ll cover cancellation costs if you test positive within 14 days of your trip starting, as well as emergency medical assistance costs if you are hospitalised due to a Covid-19 diagnosis.Most of the policies available through the Albert & Eddie panel also offer the option to enhance your cover with a Covid-19 policy extension, which offers much more tailored protection against the risks that Covid-19 can cause.

Spain travel insurance

a short flight from the UK to one of the most popular beach holiday destinations in Europe, Spain is the ideal location and has something to offer just about everyone whether you’re a couple, family or solo traveller! from stunning scenery and golden beaches to cosmopolitan cities and vibrant nightlife – there are so many reasons to visit the beautiful country of Spain. the only struggle is deciding which part of Spain to visit with so many to choose from!

Greece travel insurance

Greece averages around 3000 sunny hours a year, making it an ideal spot if you’re in search of the sun this year, and with over 200 islands to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

France travel insurance

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Italy travel insurance

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Turkey travel insurance

if you’re after rich culture, beautiful beaches and outstanding traditional food (honestly, you have to try the Manti dumplings), then Turkey might just be the place for you. located between Western Asia and South-eastern Europe, Turkey boasts blazing hot summers and crisp white beaches, which makes it the perfect destination to sit back, relax and enjoy a holiday overseas.