Travel insurance could protect you against unforeseen circumstances that might leave you out of pocket while on holiday such as lost luggage, delayed flights or hospital bills.
Many travellers do not realise the importance of travel insurance until something happens. While it can be obtained easily and may even be part of the services your bank offers, you should look into what it actually covers as it differs from policy to policy and may not meet your needs.
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The most common type of policy is single trip travel insurance, which covers you for just one trip. If you go on holiday often, you can opt for multi-trip or annual cover to save the hassle of getting covered again and again.
Take a look at our guide to types of cover for more information.