How many people know that it is a legal requirement to have travel insurance?
I was surprised recently to find out how many people don't know and a lot of people think they are covered in the EU.
An airline has the right to refuse you to board if you cannot prove you have insurance so think carefully the next time you travel.
There are a number of ways you can purchase travel insurance: comparison sites, local brokers and of course your friendly local travel agents! Just look at the Ts and Cs to ensure that your insurance company will cover the costs straight away and not reimburse you after a claim.
If you, for example, have an injury that requires you to be assisted by a doctor on your journey home, the doctor is paid an hourly rate from the time they leave to the time they get back costing thousands. You never know how amazing travel insurance is until you need it!