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  • Uninsured Holidaymakers Run High Risks

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A new study from British insurance experts reveals that one in five British travelers is going on vacation without international travel insurance. Traveling without international travel insurance leaves these holidaymakers wide open to the possibility of high medical bills.

The 2011 ABTA Consumer Trends survey showed that 21 percent of British travelers who vacationed abroad without any travel insurance believed that the British government would help them financially if they were seriously ill or injured abroad. One in four 15-25 year olds thought this was the case.

When traveling in Europe, 17 percent of travelers relied on a European Health Insurance Card alone to protect them. This card is a good base, but it provides access only to basic state medical care and does not cover repatriation.

Your government may be able to help you in the event of a national emergency, but it will definitely not pay for your medical treatment abroad. The only way to be properly covered and protect yourself is with comprehensive international travel insurance.

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