09 Dec 2018 by Olga Brighton
Are you a temporary resident in Europe, or do you have friends or family temporarily staying within the EU who plan to travel over Christmas? If so pass this on to them.
It’s not just Santa Clause who’s coming to town, as literally millions of us get set to travel to family and friends over the Christmas period. As we turn our attentions from gift buying to bag packing for our festive break, you will be forgiven if travel insurance isn’t at the top of your priority list.
But unexpected accidents and mishaps do sometimes happen and nothing will dampen your Christmas spirits more than a sky high emergency medical bill while you are away over the festive season; or your luggage going missing with all those gifts packed neatly inside; or a tedious flight delay; or worse still, flight cancellation.
Be a savvy traveller and maintain peace of mind by ensuring that you and your loved ones are covered by a decent travel insurance policy before you travel.
Surprisingly in this day and age when travel has never been easier, most companies don’t cover people who are not permanent residents in the country they are living in, however at Globelink all of our travel insurance policies are available to anyone who is legally, temporarily living in Europe. There are no minimum residency requirements, so you can buy a policy as long as you are registered with a medical practitioner or entitled to free public healthcare under reciprocal arrangements in place in the UK, EU or EEA. This includes Australian, New Zealand and South African passport holders temporarily residing in Europe.
We know from experience that there are thousands of you who need cover each year. Our policies are also available to expatriates and we are proud to have provided many of you with your holiday insurance protection for several years and we love hearing about where you plan to travel to next!
All our policies have an Assistance Service available 24hr a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for any medical emergencies while you are away. This is especially essential over the festive season as many medical facilities will close and the Assistance Service will provide you with practical advice and support whatever day or time you get in touch.