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City break travel insurance

City break travel insurance

Whether you’re going for a romantic weekend or a business trip overseas, it’s important you get travel insurance for your city break to give you peace of mind.

Patrick Ikhena
From the Travel team
3
minute read
posted 14 OCTOBER 2019

What is city break insurance?

City break travel insurance ensures you have financial protection against potential problems such as medical care costs and theft while you’re away.

If you know you’re going to take only one break in the next 12 months that will last no longer than 31 days, you could get single trip travel insurance.

If you plan to visit a few cities in the space of a year, it might be more cost-effective to get a multi-trip policy lasting for 12 months – that way, you won’t have to arrange a new policy for every trip.

You’ll be able to state whether you’re going for business purposes or pleasure when you get a quote.

What does single trip travel insurance cover?

Single trip travel insurance for your city break should provide cover for:

  • Medical expenses: travel insurance could help meet your costs should you fall ill or have an accident. Providers will want to know about your medical history and may exclude cover for any pre-existing conditions. If you don't provide accurate information about your medical history it may invalidate your policy. 

If you’re taking your city break in Europe, remember to get (and take with you) a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)**. They’re available free from the NHS and entitle you to state healthcare across most of the Continent, on the same terms as a local resident in the country you’re visiting.

If you need medical attention, go to a state medical facility first and tell your insurance provider. They’ll give you advice on what additional private treatment might be covered by your policy.

**UK residents can use their EHIC during the Brexit negotiations, until the UK is scheduled to leave the EU on 31 January 2020. The UK Government has proposed a scheme similar to the EHIC in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, and consequently the EHIC no longer being usable. However, the implementation of that scheme is subject to EU countries agreeing to that proposal.

  • Cancellation: It’s a good idea to take out travel insurance when you book your break so that you can claim back the cost if you need to cancel your trip due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness or bereavement.
  • Stolen, lost or damaged possessions: You may be able to claim back the price of items that are lost, stolen or damaged. If your belongings are stolen, you should report the incident to the local police and get a case number from them – you’ll need to pass this on to your insurance provider when you make your claim.

How much is city break insurance?

If you’re going on a city break in Europe, then European travel insurance could cost from £5 for a single trip policy or £9 for a multi-trip policy, based on Compare the Market data in September 2019.

**50% of people could achieve a quote of £4.59 for single trip travel insurance for 1 week in Europe based on Compare the Market data in September 2019
***50% of people could achieve a quote of £8.25 for for Europe multi travel insurance based on Compare the Market data in September 2019

Why use Compare the Market?

We compare some of the market’s leading providers to help you find a deal that’s right for you. A typical travel insurance policy will cover you for day-to-day activities. However, if you want to add adventure activities to your itinerary, then we provide all the documents for you to check if your activity is covered. Simply check the policy and you’ll be able to select the right package for you.

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