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Students warned of pitfalls of travelling without insurance

Students warned of pitfalls of travelling without insurance
6 Jun 2014

Although it can be tempting to adopt the ‘it won’t happen to me’ mentality when it comes to travel insurance, it’s a dangerous game to play, as one firm has pointed out.

With students all over the UK preparing for a long summer holiday and many youngsters getting ready to jet off overseas, insurer Navigator Travel is urging students to think carefully about the cover they arrange.

The company has particularly emphasised the expense of emergency evacuation, which can easily run into tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds, as this is something many people don’t consider.

While medical bills in other countries can appear very cheap on the surface, as soon as you factor in any kind of rescue or evacuation, costs ramp up sharply.

The advice is to always organise travel insurance before you depart and to carefully check that the policy you have chosen will cover you for any adventurous activities you may be undertaking.

Last year, ABTA and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office launched a joint campaign to make Brits more aware of the dangers of travelling overseas without the proper insurance.

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