Europe travel insurance

A quality European travel insurance policy from Staysure means that holidaymakers can enjoy their travels worry free.

With Basic and 5-Star Defaqto Rated Comprehensive Cover available on a Single-Trip, Long Stay or Annual basis, our high quality travel insurance policies can offer you peace of mind while holidaying in Europe.

For more information call our specialists on 0844 692 8444^ or get a quote online in minutes.

Do I need travel insurance for Europe?

The Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office recommends that people buy travel insurance for every trip they take abroad, including any within Europe.

A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles holders to free or reduced cost medical care and treatment within the European Economic Area and Switzerland, however it should not be considered a replacement for quality travel insurance.

A Staysure policy can offer a much higher level of support, offering cover where the EHIC doesn’t, including:

  • Medical treatment outside the EEA and Switzerland (note: Turkey is not a current member of the EEA)
  • Costs associated with rescue and repatriation
  • Lost or stolen property such as passports, baggage or precious items
  • Losses from trip cancellation, curtailment and interruption
  • Extra travel and accommodation costs due to illness

Travellers should also be aware that the EHIC is not accepted in the following places:

  • The Channel Islands, including Guernsey, Alderney and Sark
  • The Isle of Man
  • Monaco
  • San Marino
  • The Vatican

The NHS recommends that holidaymakers carry both a valid travel insurance policy and the free EHIC which could also save you the excess if you make a medical claim with Staysure. You can apply for one here or by calling 0300 330 1350.

Which level of cover is best for me?

Basic travel insurance Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Medical emergencies and repatriation, up to £5m
  • Cancellation and curtailment up to £500
  • Baggage claims, up to £300
  • Cash lost or stolen, up to £250
  • Home country medical transfer
  • Medical emergency and repatriation, up to £10m
  • Cancellation and curtailment up to £5,000
  • Baggage loss, up to £2,500
  • Cash lost or stolen, up to £500
  • Personal liability, up to £2m
  • Legal protection cover of up to £25,000

Get a quote online in minutes or by calling our specialists on 0844 692 8444^.

Travel safety

Staysure is a partner of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Travel Aware campaign which aims to keep people safe and healthy while they’re travelling overseas. Travel Aware provides a few simple steps to run through before travelling:

Common questions about European travel insurance

  • How many trips can I take?

    With an Annual travel insurance policy from Staysure, you can take an unlimited number of trips. With Single-Trip insurance, cover applies for the duration of your trip as stated on your documents.
  • How many days can I travel for?

    You can get cover up to 104 days with a single-trip policy. Long Stay policies are available if you’re planning an extended trip.

    With an annual policy, you can spend a total of 183 days abroad during the period covered by the policy, each trip you take must not be longer than:

    • 50 days if you are aged 70 or below. You can increase your trip duration limit to 100 days (for one trip) by paying an additional premium
    • 35 days if you are aged 71-85.
  • Can I get travel insurance that covers my medical conditions?

    Staysure considers everyone for travel insurance no matter their pre-existing medical conditions. We have a simple medical screening process which can be completed online in minutes or by calling: 0844 692 8444^.
  • Is there an age limit?

    Staysure’s single-trip travel insurance has no upper age limit, however, you must be 85 years of age or under if you want to buy an annual policy.
  • When can I buy a policy?

    Staysure’s annual policies can be bought up to 90 days before the intended start date whereas a single-trip policy can be purchased up to 13 months in advance of the departure date.

Europe Travel Insurance

At Staysure we want to help our customers enjoy their holidays by providing peace of mind at an affordable price. Get a travel insurance quote online in minutes or by calling 0844 692 8444^.

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*Price is correct at the time of publishing, based on one person aged 18–65 on a Basic policy travelling within 30 days of purchase, excluding medical conditions
†Based on all quotes given between January 2016 – December 2016