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Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 and travel insurance

If your holiday plans have been interrupted due to the coronavirus or you’re worried about future developments – can you rely on your travel insurance? We investigate your options below. Cancellation or curtailmentIf the FCO advises against ‘all’ or ‘all but essential’ travel to a territory/area...

The lowdown on receiving medical treatment abroad

You don’t have to look very far to find horror stories online of individuals having to shell out thousands of pounds to cover medical costs when abroad because their insurer won’t pay. For example, nurse Alison Borro was recently left £120,000 out of pocket after having...

12 days of…European winter city breaks

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a getaway to Helsinki. Haven’t you heard, winter city breaks are all the rage? With most of Europe close enough to get to in under five hours, why not treat yourself to a...

Common winter sports injuries

Hurtling down the slopes and jumping up from rock-hard ice doesn’t have to spell injury, but unsurprisingly, it can. Here R Collins & Co look at some of the common injuries that can affect those of all abilities and interests. Knee injuriesAccording to sports-health.com 70% of...

Will Thailand make travel insurance compulsory?

Thailand’s Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) has put forward legislation which means travel insurance would be mandatory for all visitors to the country. It is now awaiting approval from the country’s Tourism and Sports Ministry before being sent to cabinet. We take a look at...

10 top tips for travel insurance

Thinking of going away this year? Already got your schedule planned? Make sure you don’t forget about your insurance. We take a look at the top 10 areas you should consider before arranging travel cover.   Single vs. multi-trip If you tend to go on one big holiday...

Could you save money with multi-trip travel insurance?

When going on a trip, a quarter of travellers buy their single-trip travel insurance at the last minute, often opting for the cheapest deal available. While this may seem like a cost-effective option at the time, this strategy will not only leave you at risk...