The great thing about travelling to Europe from New Zealand is that New Zealand passport holders are able to spend up to three months visa free in most European countries and up to six months visa-free in the UK. This makes travel preparations much less stressful and allows more time for the fun parts of journey planning; like planning where to go and what to see.
Europe is a popular destination for New Zealanders especially during the northern hemisphere summer, offering the chance to enjoy great weather, different scenery and a huge variety of cultures, entertainment, and cuisine. With such a diverse range of countries to choose from, it would be impossible to fit them all in during a normal holiday. Therefore, choose the countries that appeal – whether it is for cutting-edge culture, momentous history, or breath-taking landscapes – and prepare to be blown away by the sights, sounds and sensations of a continent filled with unique destinations.
No matter what kind of holiday you plan to take, taking out European travel insurance cover should be included in your holiday preparations. Although New Zealand visitors heading to Europe may be able to access basic emergency medical treatment if a problem should arise, medical cover should be considered as vital while visiting the continent to ensure costs do not mount. Companies such as DUInsure also ensure you are covered for repatriation, in case you do need to be returned to New Zealand from Europe.
Wherever you plan to travel, having a travel insurance policy not only gives peace of mind but also can be useful when problems arise. Delayed flights can be annoying at best, but when the delay means finding accommodation until the next flight, unwanted bills can start cropping up. Having cover for these types of problems means that you will not be out of pocket.
DUInsure also cover other travel essentials such as your personal belongings, baggage, money and passport. Cover is also available as standard for public liability issues, trip cancellation and alternative transport expenses.
*Price based on a 25 year old single traveller going to Europe for 7 days on a backpacker policy.