The Sunday Post (Dundee)

Avoiding holiday woe


HOLIDAYMAK­ERS are being warned not to leave insurance as an afterthoug­ht – as they could be left with a bill for emergency medical treatment abroad that is higher than the price of a house.

The Associatio­n of British Insurers says insurers help more than 3000 travellers every week who need emergency medical care while abroad.

Yet research has suggested around one in five go abroad without any travel insurance.

The ABI says some emergency treatment can be much more expensive than the average UK house price, at around £211,000.

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