but everything from the ambulance to the treatment will be free.
Ok thanks Delph, that's reassuring. Probably everything will be fine, I've never had a problem on holiday before and had to make a claim, but you know how it is, the one time you don't take out insurance is when something will go wrong!
it doesn't give country-specific advice
Yes I know, hence this post.
try and at least get medical repatriation cover,
This is the only thing that worries me because I guessed it wouldn't cover something that would be so expensive.
Problem is I doubt I will find a company that will cover me for that alone without a very hefty premium.
I hadn't given any thought to this until recently and was amazed how much the few companies that were prepared to insure me want to charge.
however this is usually covered by the kind of travel insurance that you can pick up at a travel agent.
Is there a difference between travel insurance provided by a travel agent and going online to choose one via a specific company? Surely they would still ask about your health?
So far, I've had to fill out online forms which specifically ask whether you have had any recent medical treatment. No point in lying in case the worst happens and I have to make a claim. Most of them have turned me down flat. Even the specialist ones, I've ended up having to phone as they wanted a complete breakdown of all my recent treatment before they would give a quote.