Brits avoiding travel insurance for day trips abroad
26 January 2009 09:01
Because travelling to certain parts of Europe such as France, doesn't take very long for most British passengers, this is the reason why many of them fail to see it as a necessity to take out travel insurance, it has been stated.
Pamela Deegan, vice-consul in Lille in France, has stated that with a lot of tourists taking a day trip to France by coach, car or train, many people don't take out travel insurance because it is a short trip for a brief length of time.
She said: "A lot of people think that it's not worth taking out travel insurance just for a day trip, but if you fall ill or injure yourself abroad and require medical treatment it can be extremely costly if you don't have insurance.
"Additionally, if you are on medication it's important to pack extra in case your train or boat home is delayed."
Travellers who do have an existing medical condition are advised to take out specialist travel insurance for people with pre existing medical conditions which will provide them with more advanced cover.