The Best Travel Insurance For A European Holiday

There’s so much to see in Europe that you won’t have any problem filling your time or coming up with suggested activities whether you’re backpacking across mainland Europe for a few months or just spending a few weeks there on vacation. There’s so much to experience that one holiday could never be enough. Europe has a vast array of riches such as historical architecture, gorgeous beaches, and a diverse array of wonderful food and drink. There’s something to satisfy even the most discerning of tastes.

Decide What Sort Of Policy Covers Your Trip Best

Whether you’re planning a multi destination trip where you try capture as much of this wonderful continent as possible or you’re spending a few weeks in an iconic holiday destination, AIG has all the best offers to ensure your holidays are as safe as possible and you’re covered for every eventuality.

Family Policy

Travelling with family can get a bit on the stressful side at the best of times, so we offer the peace of mind that comes from full family coverage. With our family travel insurance your family will all be covered for the duration of your trip or insurance policy. If you choose annual cover you get the added benefit of having the flexibility to travel as a family or even as a couple if you’re planning to get away on a quick weekend break together without the children. If work commitments get in the way, one parent named on the policy can travel with the children on our multi trip family travel insurance, giving you further flexibility and reassurance.

Multi Trip Insurance

With so much to see in Europe you’re never going to get it done in one trip, so an annual multi trip insurance could be your best option. With this policy you'll be covered no matter how many times you decide to travel in the next year. With annual travel insurance cover, you can cut out the additional costs and hassle of purchasing individual policies every time you need to travel, all you have to do is plan your perfect itinerary.

Backpackers Insurance

Or if you’re travelling solo and looking to get as much of Europe under your belt in one go, backpackers insurance might be the best policy for you. Most backpackers are looking to make savings where they can and long stay or extended travel insurance is the best way to cover yourself during extended trips and holidays away from Ireland. It offers important benefits that cover you when cancelling or cutting your trip short, medical expenses and personal effects and baggage cover. This means you’ll be covered for any unforeseen circumstances.

This cover is available to those aged between 18 – 35.

European Health Insurance Card

The benefit of Ireland being in the EU means that as an Irish citizen you can apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The EHIC allows you to get healthcare in another EU or European Economic Area (EEA) state for free, or at a reduced cost. It covers you if you are on holiday, or on a short-term stay. However, the EHIC does not replace travel insurance, it only covers necessary healthcare. More information can be found on the European Union’s website.

Organise and Arrange Your Suitcase and Wallet

We trust that you’re well able to pack your own suitcase at this stage but there are a few things that you need to look out for. Plug adapters always prove to be a lifesaver. Just make sure the ones in your suitcase will work in the country that you travel to otherwise, you may find your phone battery running out of power as you desperately search for a stockist in the area. You can also run into issues when it comes to currencies, especially if you assume that the countries that you’re visiting are using the Euro. The majority of EU countries are on the Euro, but not all. Countries such as Croatia, Denmark and Poland are some of the EU countries that have chosen not to adopt the Euro as their currency. So just be aware of this as currency exchange can work out expensive.

However you choose to enjoy the bounty of options Europe has to offer, you can add an extra layer of protection for yourself and your fellow travellers with travel insurance from AIG. You can get an online travel insurance quote here.


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