IRISH holidaymakers heading abroad this summer are being advised to leave two items at home to save big on their trip.
Travel insurance is a must to ensure a safe and stress-free time abroad.
And the Staysure team has highlighted some ways tourists can reduce insurance costs.
Travel insurance prices can vary depending on factors such as medical conditions, age and location.
While insurance premiums can increase with age due to risk of disease, especially for those over 65.
It is also important to declare medical conditions as they can increase the likelihood of requiring emergency medical treatment abroad.
Staysure explained, “It’s important to declare all of your pre-existing medical conditions to ensure your policy is valid should you need to make a claim.”
Holidaymakers have been advised to leave expensive valuables such as laptops and watches at home.
Staysure told express.co.uk: “Leave expensive items at home such as laptops, watches and jewellery.
“Travelling without these items can help lower the cost of your travel insurance and means you have a reduced risk of losing it.”
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The duration of the stay abroad and the travel destination also change the insurance price.
Longer trips increase the likelihood that vacationers will need emergency medical care.
Insurance will be cheaper for ‘low risk’ European countries like Spain and France, while other ‘high risk’ destinations like Sri Lanka may cost more.
While insurance can be more expensive for countries like the US since healthcare is expensive there.
This means that changing the destination could “save you hundreds”.
Staysure continued: “Switching countries could save you hundreds. For example, a vacation to Paris will usually cost you less in insurance premiums than a trip to New York.
“It is also important to check that the country you are traveling to is covered by your travel insurance.
“Some places in the world are considered too risky”
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