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Policy Type

Single Trip: Cover for a single trip starting in the UK and ending in the UK

Annual Multi Trip: Annual cover for any number of trips starting and ending in the UK (limited to a maximum number of days for each trip, unless a trip extension additional cover option is purchased).

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Trip Type

WinterSports: Cover for wintersports trips.

Cruise: Cover for cruises.

Golf: Cover for golf.

Countries: Areas of Travel: ?

Countries

Single Trip: Please enter the country you are going to. Multiple countries can be added.

Areas of Travel

Annual Multi Trip: Please select an area of travel.

UK: United Kingdom & Isle of Man - England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Europe 1: Europe 1 - (other than Europe 2 countries as listed below) including: Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Corsica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia (west of the Ural mountains), San Marino, Sicily, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden.

Europe 2: Europe 2 - including Europe 1 shown above and the remaining countries west of the Ural mountains and Andorra, Balearics, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

Australia New Zealand: Australia and New Zealand

Worldwide Exc USA/Canada/Caribbean: Worldwide - excluding Canada, Caribbean and USA

Worldwide: Worldwide - including Canada, Caribbean, and USA

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From

Single trip: Cancellation cover starts when You purchase this insurance or when You book Your Trip, whichever is the later.

Annual Multi Trip: Cancellation cover begins on the start date you choose or, if later, when you book your trip.

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To

Please ensure the dates you select cover you from the time of leaving home to your return home at the end of the trip.

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No. Travellers

Number of travellers: Please select the Number of people to be covered on this policy

Talking Nurses ? Free medical advice wherever you are


Becoming ill while you are abroad can be a daunting experience ? when you are in unfamiliar surroundings and perhaps don?t know who to turn to for help, knowing that there is someone available to give you professional advice can help tremendously. At Direct Travel Insurance, we thought our customers would value such a service and decided to offer it for free, that is for just the price of a telephone call. That?s how Talking Nurses was launched.

Talking Nurses is a strictly confidential telephone service available to all policyholders, giving access to medical advice from qualified nurses, with doctor support if required, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Services include providing guidance on health problems, information on foreign hospitals and clinics, details of foreign brand names and what your medication is called in the country you are travelling to, and advice for parents travelling with children

The Talking Nurses service is provided to help with medical questions, before and during travel, and is free* to both existing and new policyholders.

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Please see example scenarios below:

Scenario 1

We went on holiday with our baby daughter for the first time. I was really nervous about what we'd do if something went wrong. I'm so used to having the local nurses nearby. When I heard about Talking Nurses it was reassuring to know there was someone there who could give me advice if required whilst we were away.

Scenario 2

I was in Kenya and had an insect bite that became infected. The local doctor gave me a prescription for a drug I'd never heard of. I didn't want to take it without checking what it was. I phoned Talking Nurses and they assured me it was a commonly prescribed antibiotic which has a different name in Kenya and even told me about common side effects that weren't even mentioned by the doctors. After getting the re-assurance I took the drug and the infection cleared up in a few days, I could then go on Safari without any worries.

Scenario 3

I was swimming in the sea in Goa when I got stung by a jelly fish. I rang Talking Nurses and they were able to give me the telephone number and address of the local medical centre. It is so reassuring to know that there is somebody there to help when you need it.

*Talking Nurses is a free service but telephone calls are charged at the national rate from the UK and landline UK call rate from abroad (+44 208 London area code)

Please note that the Talking Nurses service does not include the diagnosis of medical symptoms or the prescription of medication and treatment.

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