Good Gap Year Travel insurance is a necessity not an option.
I know we keep banging on about the importance of buying a suitable travel insurance policy but if things go wrong you could be in serious financial trouble. If you are still to be convinced don’t take our word for it, check out this information from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:
A stomach bug/infection treated in a Californian hospital with return flights cost £100,000
A fall resulting in a broken hip, treatment in a Spanish hospital with return flights cost £15,000
48% of people travelling abroad don’t realise that without travel insurance they would be liable to pay for their own medical bills abroad.
The average Post Office claim for Personal Accident was £7,500
An average medical claim is £914
- Learn how a good insurance policy can protect you when you are away here.
- And for more fascinating (and worrying) facts; check out the information from the FCO below and at their website here.
For those curious about the picture above: this is the Bobea Elatior and early Hawaiians used it for making canoe paddles. Don’t get stuck up a river without a paddle. Get yourself some decent travel insurance.
Interesting stats below. (It’s old, but still very relevant.)HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? GET A QUOTE ONLINE NOW