The Foreign and Common Wealth Office has published a news article encouraging travellers to reassess their priorities when travelling overseas. From a recent survey, they have discovered that packing items such as teabags are considered before taking out travel insurance.
Over 12 million British Nationals are planning to visit friends and family this year. New research published by the Foreign and Common Wealth Office shows that:
- Nearly half of young people did not take out travel insurance the last time they stayed with family or friends
- 39% of people visiting friends or relatives in Africa and 48% in
Asia, did not take out travel insurance on their last trip
Keeping the costs of a trip as low as possible is often a top priority when planning to visit friends and family who live abroad. However, attempting to save money by not taking out travel insurance can be a false economy when faced with the high costs of medical treatment or the loss of valuable possessions.
The FCO is urging people to prepare for a trip to visit loved ones in the same way as they would for any other holiday to limit serious problems occurring when overseas.
We don’t sell tea bags, but we do sell travel insurance. If you regularly visit friends or family overseas, have a look at our annual multi-trip travel insurance products, or if you only travel once or twice a year our single trip travel insurance products could be a better option.