Greece travel insurance

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Greece travel insurance

Greece averages around 3000 sunny hours a year, making it an ideal spot if you’re in search of the sun this year, and with over 200 islands to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

whether you are after crystal clear seas, great beaches, the hot weather or touring some ancient ruins, the Greeks will welcome you with their warm hospitality and great food.  now you need to make sure you have the right travel insurance in place to protect your trip.

what cover does Greece travel insurance offer through albert & eddie?

  • up to £10 million in case of a medical emergency, depending on the policy selected
  • cancellation cover which starts as soon as you purchase on all single trip policies, and from the start date you choose on all annual multi trip policies (giving you extra peace of mind)§
  • standard protection against Covid-19 on most policies with the option to enhance your protection with Covid-19 policy extensions
  • over 100 sports and activities covered as standard
  • plus, a wide range of extra add-ons that let you personalise your policy even further

frequently asked questions

what does travel insurance for Greece typically cover?

medical expenses: Greece readily accepts the EHIC, if yours is still valid, and the newer GHIC. they will cover you for the emergency treatment in Europe, but travel insurance is there to assist you in getting home. did you know that if you call 999 while in Greece from your mobile, you’ll be connected to the Greek emergency services?

activities: maybe you’re hiking Mount Olympus or running a marathon to Marathon?  Greece’s vicinity to the Aegean means that water sports are also a popular option. while some are covered as standard, take a moment to check if you need a specific extreme sports policy to include riskier sports like windsurfing or parascending. 

personal possessions: no matter how many outfits you decide to take with you, possession cover will cover your clothes, shoes, toothbrush and bag for your trip should they be lost, stolen or accidentally damaged. you may need a top-up or extension to include your gadgets too so double check your policy for this.

passport/documents: following the UK’s departure from the EU, take the time to check your cover to ensure your passport and travel documents are included in your cover. take a photocopy of your passport with you when out and about, or a digital copy on your phone.

does travel insurance cover medical assistance in Greece?

Greece is among the countries that still supports your EHIC/GHIC for emergency treatment.  travel insurance will cover emergency treatment but will also cover repatriation, which will get you home if medically necessary after you have been discharged. being discharged from hospital doesn’t always mean you are fit to travel, so your insurer will provide cover for accommodation until you are fit enough. remember to always give us a call in the event of a medical emergency so we can guide you through the process.

do albert & eddie policies include Covid-19 protection?

most of the policies we offer through albert & eddie include some sort of protection against Covid-19. for example, cancellation cover due to testing positive for Covid-19 within 14 days of your trip start date. however, there’s also the option across all travel insurance brands on albert & eddie to enhance your protection with a Covid-19 policy extension.

§cancellation cover limits may vary between our brands. please check your policy wording for more information.