At JLT, we’re always looking to help with your trip - whether it involves insurance or not.
So here are a few handy hints to help make your holiday or business venture enjoyable and incident free.
- Always obtain a reciprocal health agreement form if available (such as EHIC replacement of E111) from the post office well in advance of your travel departure date or apply online at www.ehic.org.uk
- Make copies of your passport, insurance policy, 24-hour emergency number, and ticket details. Leave these copies, your itinerary and contact details with family and friends. Take another form of ID with you (preferably with a photograph). Lock your passport in the hotel safe and carry a photocopy with you.
- Make sure all money (defined as cash, currency, bank notes, travellers cheques, postal or money orders, travel tickets, holiday vouchers, admission tickets, passes, food vouchers, credit vouchers) are contained within your hand luggage and remain on your person.
- If you do sustain a loss in respect of any belongings, please ensure you report this to the local police within 24 hours of discovery and that a police report is obtained.
- Keep a spare credit card in the hotel safe or somewhere secure. Know the 24-hour emergency number to report stolen cards.
- If your property is damaged by the airline or carrier, report this to them immediately after discovering the damage. This usually requires completing a property irregularity report which will be available from your carrier or airline at your collection point.
- If you are intending to undertake any hazardous activities or excursions, please check with us that you are covered for these under your insurance policy Call 0845 688 6005.
- Plan to stay healthy. If you are taking prescribed medication, check it is legal in the country you are visiting. If practical, take a prescription and a GP's letter in case you are stopped by Customs or lose your medicine and need to replace it.
- Take a written record of any medical conditions you have, such as angina pectoris, diabetes and haemophilia and the proper names - not just the trade names - of any medication you are taking. Keep the record with you, along with your blood group.
- Pack a basic first-aid kit, plasters, insect repellent, antiseptic cream and water sterilisation tablets. It won't take up much space and could prove extremely useful. Depending on where you're going, you might also want to take an emergency medical travel kit with you.