09 May 2012 by Olga Brighton
The rules regarding free medical expenses cover are quite complicated even for visitors to the UK. The EHIC Card does not substitute the travel insurance as the card will not always cover you for all medical costs, nor will it cover the cost of relatives flying out (and back), their accommodation, or the money it will cost to get you back home when you aren’t fit to travel.
We have a long list of medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. that are automatically covered by the standard policy (you could find the list by navigating to the pre-existing medical conditions section of our website). To learn about the cover for other medical conditions feel free to call our Medical Screening Service.
Most hazardous activities are covered as standard. Higher risk activities can often be included for an extra charge. Take a look at a full list of hazardous activities given on our website.
Yes, Globelink will cover both flights whilst most travel insurance policies only give cover for the original outward flight.
Yes. Most travel insurance companies will only cover people who are permanent UK residents. Globelink will cover people who live in all European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. ensuring that they are properly insured for the entire return trip, including cancellation, repatriation and missed transit flights if travelling via UK.
The cover under the policy includes the cost of return to your country of residence in the European Union by air ambulance or other appropriate means if medically necessary.
A return journey of up to 18 months if you are aged up to 65 and 6 months if aged 66 to 85.
You have the option to select cover for an unlimited number of individual trips of up to 17, 31, 45, 60, 90 or 120 days. Policies with trip durations of 45 days or more will also include 17 days Winter Sports activities free of charge for people aged up to 65 years old.
Yes, adults can travel independently. However, children must travel with one of the adults.
You will be covered for traveling within your home country for trips that include at least two nights pre-booked accommodation. However, there is no cover for medical expenses arising in your home country.
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