15.06.2015 Travel Insurance
For those planning to travel to Greece, the 2015 financial crisis has added quite a few additional items to the typical traveller’s checklist. Still, lots of holidaymakers are still planning to make their way South to the Mediterranean coast for some sun.
We’ve put together a guide to help you figure out how to plan for your holiday to Greece, mistakes to avoid, and what to expect when you arrive.
Tip #1: Bring cash with you.
Don’t rely on debit and credit cards. While the 60 euro withdrawal limit applies only to debit cards issued to Greek banks, it’s better to play it safe than sorry. Analysts suggest starting with a stash of cash in small denominations to avoid any surprises as banking services including ATMs and credit card processing could be limited in short notice. Please be advised that the maximum cash that can be transported outside Ireland without declaration is 10 thousand euro.
Tip #2: Don’t carry all that cash around with you.
Instead, consider using hotel safes and deposit boxes to stash valuables you do not want to carry with you. Be discreet with the cash you have on hand. Read more about our safety tips for travelling abroad.
Tip #3: Avoid DIY Tour Operators.
Travel agents and Greek travel organisations offer organized tours that ensure a series of guarantees that will cover most issues that could occur during the tour. It is better, therefore, to rely on a recognised travel organizer and avoid DIY tour operators.
Tip #4: Make sure your travel insurance covers sending you home in case of illness.
AIG Travel Insurance covers you for this, including hospital stays and other medical issues.
Tip #5: Be aware of possible strikes.
Strikes are one of the most common reasons services might be suspended and can involve potential for danger. It’s important to monitor the situation around you and steer clear of any demonstrations.
Tip #6: Stock up on medicines required before departure
Avoid surprises by taking extras of all the necessary medicines along with you rather than buying them there.
It is worth remembering that:
AIG has you covered with comprehensive travel insurance for a safe and sun-soaked holiday in Greece.