Found 16th Jul 2009
I've just hit a problem with travel insurance that had'nt even crossed my mind.

Due to go away soon with the family, Europe 2 adults 2 kids & also my sons girlfriend is coming with us, just done the travel insurance for us 4 + sons girlfriend, but having just read the terms & conditions with all the policies I have got quotes on, family insurance T&C's state immediate family only which counts my sons girlfriend out & she cant get her own as she is under 18 ! seems a bizzare situation to me, anyone else come across this problem or any travel firm sites that include an additional person that isnt related.

I've done tesco's, sainsburys, Travel Insurance.co.uk, but might have missed adding a non family member.

many thanks for any suggestions.

11 Comments

cant you just ive them a ring and ask?

ok iv just came back from greece... needed to go to the medical centre....

i had my certificate but they wouldnt see me unless i showed them the receipt of payment aswell..... just a thought !!

I got travel insurance with [url]www.gotravelinsurance.co.uk[/url] for just me last year when I was 17.

If its not on the site anymore, give them a call.

garlicbreadxxx;5771117

I have been to europe last 3 times WITHOUT travel insurance(gulp). Unless … I have been to europe last 3 times WITHOUT travel insurance(gulp). Unless you lose your PRECIOUS luggage or are responsible for some major catastrophe (liability)you dont really need travel insurance.! (just your E111 health card is enough!)-Last time i bought insurance it cost me under a fiver for everything:thumbsup:



That is one of the stupidest things I have ever read on the internet.

Firstly the E111 card is not valid anymore (replaced by the EHIC card) and it only applies to EU countries (not Turkey for example).

Secondly, the EHIC / E111 card only entitles you to SOME free medical cover if the local country offers that free under THEIR health cover.

In all other cases you have to pay (even for some minor treatment).

If you had a major problem (broke your leg for example) it could cost you thousands and you or your family would have to pay up before you were allowed to leave the country.

I hope nobody takes your terrible advice.

Read here about EHIC

ehic.org/?gc…R-w

Note the web site says

"The EHIC may not cover persons for all medical costs incurred, so you are strongly advised to also arrange travel insurance to ensure that you are covered for all possible eventualities. Furthermore, you will not be covered by an EHIC if the main purpose of your travel is to receive medical treatment"

t0mm;5771187

I got travel insurance with [url]www.gotravelinsurance.co.uk[/url] for … I got travel insurance with [url]www.gotravelinsurance.co.uk[/url] for just me last year when I was 17.If its not on the site anymore, give them a call.



actually good point, when I went abroad at 17 on my own I got my insurance with sainsburys, cost about £18 I think

lil_tiger;5771209

actually good point, when I went abroad at 17 on my own I got my … actually good point, when I went abroad at 17 on my own I got my insurance with sainsburys, cost about £18 I think


Mine only cost £1.96:|

... and the Moron of the day award goes to ....

garlicbreadxxx;5771117

I have been to europe last 3 times WITHOUT travel insurance(gulp). Unless … I have been to europe last 3 times WITHOUT travel insurance(gulp). Unless you lose your PRECIOUS luggage or are responsible for some major catastrophe (liability)you dont really need travel insurance.! (just your E111 health card is enough!)-Last time i bought insurance it cost me under a fiver for everything:thumbsup:

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guilbert53;5771208

That is one of the stupidest things I have ever read on the … That is one of the stupidest things I have ever read on the internet.Firstly the E111 card is not valid anymore (replaced by the EHIC card) and it only applies to EU countries (not Turkey for example).Secondly, the EHIC / E111 card only entitles you to SOME free medical cover if the local country offers that free under THEIR health cover.In all other cases you have to pay (even for some minor treatment).If you had a major problem (broke your leg for example) it could cost you thousands and you or your family would have to pay up before you were allowed to leave the country.I hope nobody takes your terrible advice.Read here about EHIChttp://www.ehic.org/?gclid=CPLth4Km25sCFc0B4wodxyzR-wNote the web site says "The EHIC may not cover persons for all medical costs incurred, so you are strongly advised to also arrange travel insurance to ensure that you are covered for all possible eventualities. Furthermore, you will not be covered by an EHIC if the main purpose of your travel is to receive medical treatment"


+1 - Well said!

advice from garlicbreadxxx was just awful. :x

Try this one

atlasdirect.net/sin…asp

I've used them a few times, never had to claim though. Pretty sure there's boxes to enter how many adults over 18, how many dependants under 18, and how many other children under 18 (seperate from dependants).

Hope this helps....

t0mm;5771243

Mine only cost £1.96:|



Lol....I was very paranoid at the time, so looked through the values of everything from about 6 different companies, ended up going with sainsburys because what they insured and the alues to which they insured things were a lot higher than the cheaper ones.....plus I thought £20

Original Poster

many thanks for replies guys/gals :thumbsup:


garlicbreadxxx tut tut !!! but thanks for posting anyway :thumbsup:
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