​Uninsured travellers turn to Capital Air Ambulance to bring them home

A recent survey revealed that almost 50% of holidaymakers had no idea if their travel insurance covered their needs – and a majority either undertook high risk activities during their trip without checking if they were covered in the event of an accident, or committed to a trip without knowing if urgent treatment for a pre-existing condition would be covered.

In the survey, the majority of travellers confessed to purchasing travel insurance without even reading the small print. Although with many policy documents running over 60 pages in length – it’s perhaps hardly surprising! A frightening 20% of UK travellers confessed to not purchasing any insurance at all.