Although the U.K., like Western Europe in general, avoids the problems associated with travel to developing nations, there are still issues that the wary traveler should keep an eye on during a vacation. One of these issues is the drastic difference in driving habits between the U.S. and U.K.
Travel insurance for UK Driving
For trips to the U.K., travel insurance should cover rental car damages or overages that may occur during your trip. Driving in the U.K. can be an adventure. Driving on a different side of the road is just the beginning of some of the trickier parts of getting around via car in the U.K. The roads can be quite a bit narrower than in the United States, and drivers from abroad often don’t know just what they’re getting into when they take the keys. With travel insurance for trips to the U.K. you can make sure that issues with a rental car are covered and take some of the headaches out of travel across the pond.
Even on foot, the difference between U.S. and U.K. driving habits can be disorienting. For instance, you may look left to begin crossing the street, thinking that a car driving on the right side of the road will approach from the left, when in the U.K. the opposite is true. This could be a recipe for disaster if you’re not aware of it. In the case of a serious accident whether driving or walking, medical travel insurance can ensure the best possible treatment and a medical evacuation if necessary. Moreover, travel insurance can reimburse you for trip interruption as well.
When traveling in general, (not just the U.K.), tourists may be targeted by pickpockets or scam artists; travel insurance can cover stolen items and save you considerable trouble in the event that you are the target of a theft. No matter where you are traveling, it can be useful and worthwhile to obtain travel insurance that suits your needs and that would address potential problems you may encounter.
And one final piece of advice for your trip to the U.K.: Mind the gap.