The key to a truly relaxing and memorable holiday is to ensure that you have protected yourself from any nasty surprises. The biggest risk to any traveller is the costs associated with a sudden illness or serious accident involving a long stay in hospital.
Despite warnings in the media, it is surprising how many people will still travel abroad without any form of protection against unforeseen medical bills.
For many of those traveling to European destinations, there is the mistaken belief that they will be covered under the EHIC arrangements. However the EHIC only allows access to the same treatments at the same cost as the locals. In some cases this could mean that only certain procedures and treatments are covered, such as a doctors visit but not an extended hospital stay as an in-patient.
What happens if you or a member of your party is so ill that you require an emergency repatriation back to the UK? This is not covered by your EHIC.
What happens if you or a member of your party is forced to remain in hospital beyond the dates of your holiday? The EHIC will not cover any costs for anyone to stay with you.
All Alpha policies provide medical travel insurance as standard and include:
All Alpha Travel Insurance policies are able to include cover for hundreds of medical conditions.
Some of the most common ones include:
Medical conditions can be declared and screened at the same time as obtaining your quotation.
Simply visit our online medical screening page for more information.
You can choose from one of the following travel insurance policies to suit your travelling needs;
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