Travel Advice and Health Information for Europe
It’s very easy to get so wrapped up in the excitement of heading off around Europe that you can easily forget about spending some time thinking about travelling safely.
The medical cover you decide to take out on your insurance is very important even though you may have the E111 form that entitles you to free emergency medical care in EU countries.
Health services work differently in different countries and you may have to pay more for certain things. Medical treatment is very expensive wherever you are, and if something really drastic happened to you whilst you were abroad, the costs could be astronomical.
Most gap year insurance packages cover repatriation costs, meaning that they would pay for you to be flown home if you were seriously ill. Some will cover the cost of having a family member flown out to you in an emergency. But, make sure you read your insurance carefully to make sure you are covered!