European Health Insurance Card and what does it protect says Saga

A recent poll undertaken by travel insurance specialist Saga has revealed that nearly 10 per cent of holidaymaker plan to ditch traditional travel insurance and instead get a European Health Insurance Card.

The European Health Insurance Card only protects tourists for necessary medical treatments and will not provide any kind of compensation for loss of luggage or cancellations.

The cost of being brought home from abroad after being ill is around 2,000 pounds. Expensive stuff!

Get peace of mind cover and take out travel insurance before you depart from the UK on your holiday abroad.

Holidaymaker can get an European Health Insurance Card online or get one from the local Post Office.

For more information about travel insurance go to our comparison table.