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Vaccine Passports and Travel for the over 50's – Able2Travel Travel Insurance
With the vast majority of people aged 50+ in the UK now having received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, many are set to begin planning a well-deserved trip overseas. However, the news of Vaccine Passports has left many confused and wondering what exactly a Vaccine Passport is and what type of proof is sufficient when travelling abroad or embarking on a cruise...read more
Do I need Medical Condition Travel Insurance for a Staycation?
Buying travel insurance prior to travelling overseas to help cover a number of uncertainties that come with going abroad, especially if you have a medical condition, have been a saving grace for many. Protection against loss of medications, damaged baggage, cancellation and emergency medical expenses are amongst the features of having an extensive travel insurance policy. However, travel insurance seems to be forgotten from the list when planning a UK break....read more
What is the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) and do I still need Travel Insurance?
The Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) was launched to replace the existing European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), following the UK’s exit from the European Union as a result of Brexit.
In this article, we take a look at the new GHIC answering common questions for example: how it differs to the EHIC, how you apply for one, and whether your existing EHIC will still be valid....read more
How Does the UK Government Travel Traffic Light System Work?
The UK government announced plans to remove its travel ban and begin reopening international travel once again via a traffic light system from May 17th 2021. Whilst holidaymakers across the country are relieved to hear the news and look forward to planning their next trip, there has been some confusion as to which countries UK tourists can visit, what each traffic light colour means and which rules for testing and quarantine are in place under each traffic light colour category.
Able2Travel Travel Insurance have broken down the traffic light system in an easy-to-digest format to ensure travellers can understand the system in place, make their own informed decision of where to travel to and gain an understanding of the obligations to be followed upon returning to the UK....read more