Why do you need travel insurance for Cyprus?
Each year thousands of UK citizens travel to Cyprus, and through their travel insurance get the help and support they need when things do not go to plan. As international travel is set to resume in the summer, Cyprus is preparing to welcome tourists back.
Although new safety measures will focus on your health and well being – you’ll still need comprehensive cover.
Before the outbreak of the pandemic, statistics from the Association of British Insurers show that every few minutes a UK holidaymaker needs emergency medical treatment abroad. These claims can range between a few hundred pounds to tens of thousands of pounds depending on your holiday destination. No one wants their holiday ruined by any unexpected bills so make sure you have the cover you need to avoid this. Comprehensive travel insurance is vital, especially as we move into a post-pandemic travel era.
Comprehensive cover when travelling to Cyprus
From culture to cuisine, the island has plenty to offer, so you’ll want to make the most of it.
Our policies are tailored to suit you, covering cancellation and emergency medical expenses, including for any pre-existing conditions you may have.
Enhanced Covid-19 travel insurance for Cyprus
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, travel has changed. We’ve all realised just how important travel insurance is.
The vaccination programme will definitely ease concerns and have an “enormous impact on holidaymakers” says Chris Rolland, CEO of AllClear.
92%* of our customers have now had at least 1 dose of the vaccine and 73%* plan to travel abroad once restrictions are lifted.
AllClear branded policies now include cover for Covid-19. If you contract the virus while in Cyprus, you can just focus on getting better and leave the medical expenses to us.
What should a travel insurance policy for Cyprus cover?
When searching for comprehensive cover – look for a policy that includes the following:
Emergency medical expenses – cover for any emergency medical expenses for unforeseen circumstances while you’re away. To ensure you’re covered effectively – you must declare all pre-existing medical conditions.
Repatriation to the UK – it’s vital to include repatriation (medical transport) back to the UK in your policy.Without this cover, you could face an extensive bill.
Cancellation and curtailment – cover for cancellation or cutting short your holiday due to medical conditions or other unforeseen events
Baggage and personal property – if your bags or personal property get lost, damaged or stolen while you’re away,
Benefits of AllClear Cover
|Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs||Up to £10m||Up to £15m||Up to £15m|
|Cancellation* and Curtailment||Up to £2k||Up to £15k||Up to £25k|
|Extended cover||30 days FREE||30 days FREE||30 days FREE|
|Friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19||Up to £2k||Up to £2k||Up to £2k|
|Travel Delay||Up to £100||Up to £350||Up to £500|
|Cost of return flight due to COVID-19|
|Personal Belongings||Up to £2k||Up to £2.5k||Up to £3k|
|Personal liability||Up to £2m||Up to £2m||Up to £2m|
|Legal protection cover||Up to £50k||Up to £50k||Up to £100k|
|* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover|
|All these figures are per person and per trip|
Will you be covered if you’re travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic?
There are three things to check so that you can make sure you're covered:
- You must be fit to travel
- The FCDO must NOT have advised against travel to your destination - check the FCDO travel advice
- You must follow the local government advice for your destination, checking and following their guidelines and entry requirements
You can then be covered for emergency medical expenses and cancellation for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, with AllClear travel insurance with enhanced Coronavirus cover. Existing policyholders should read our Frequently Asked Questions if your trip is affected by Covid-19.
GHIC and travelling to Cyprus
If you’re travelling to Cyprus your EHIC will remain valid until its expiry date, as long as it was issued before the end of 2020. Once your EHIC card has expired or is cancelled, it will be replaced with a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). The GHIC is still not a substitute for comprehensive medical travel insurance.
GHIC is free via the official website.
1. Call us or click a quote button on our siteOnce you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.
2. Complete our simple medical screening processYou then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.
3. Get your quotesYou will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cyprus Travel Insurance
Will you have cover for all of my medical conditions?
We cover all pre-existing medical conditions. You can find out more about the cover we provide online or through our call centre.
Do you have the option to extend your trip?
If you have purchased a Single Trip policy and want to extend your holiday, please call one of our customer care agents. If you have an Annual Multi-Trip policy, you have the option to increase your length of stay per trip from the standard 45 days to 55 days.
Can you get insurance if you’re over 70?
Yes. We cover all ages. If you would like a quote, please click our ‘get a quote’ button now. Or contact us through our call centre.
* AllClearvaccination survey, February 2021.
Author notes. By Lydia Crispin, MA, AllClear Medical and Travel Content Creator. “It’s important that our customers have confidence when they travel. I enjoy writing the latest-travel insights and industry updates so that people can make well-informed travel decisions”
Edited by Letitia Smith, MSc, Content Manager at AllClear.