Your experience getting travel insurance?

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Paleowoman

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If you enter an EU country with a British passport the host country should honour any agreements of reciprocality. Britain hasn't left the EU yet.
I'm afraid not. To gain access to Britain's reciprocal arrangements with the EU you have to obtain a card E111 which you apply for from the government website here: https://www.gov.uk/european-health-insurance-card
 

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What happens to it all after the Hard Brexit or the much less likely Brexit per EU-requirements? Do you guys know?
 

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What happens to it all after the Hard Brexit or the much less likely Brexit per EU-requirements? Do you guys know?
No one knows, that's the problem. No one knows what's going to happen :( And no one knows what the effect of whatever happens will be.
 

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Hello folks,

My apologies for not posting for a few days, time has got away from me.

This latest point is very interesting, I was not sure what the situation would be should we nip across the Channel during our UK visit.

We are narrowing our choices and will likely go to UK in May. If Brexit is sorted by then we will hopefully be able to take steps to ensure we can get emergency treatment if necessary, either by virtue of insurance or reciprocal rights.

Best wishes to everyone

Roger
 

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I have approached several insurers asking if they have a medical team to reassess online medical histories but have yet to have a favourable reply.
I thought it time I updated you on the outcome of the approaches I made to insurance companies and sadly there is nothing good to report. Some companies didn't reply, and of those that did all bar two said the online questionnaire was the only assessment they used.

NIB Travel Services (Australia) Pty Ltd advised there is a Medical Underwriting Dept that overseas all applications, and a Travel Sales Representative at Worldcare Travel Insurance advised there might be room for a discount on the additional premium.

None of this fills me with confidence.

For now, travel to USA is off the agenda and we are focusing on a trip to UK next year.

Good luck to all here who plan to travel in the future ☺

Roger
 


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