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01 Nov Travelling to the Euros 2016? The time to start planning is now

If you’re planning to support our Boys in Green at the UEFA European Championship 2016 which is set to kick off next June, in France there are a few things worth considering now in advance of making the trip.

Travelling by plane:

If you plan on booking flights to the Euros this year, it’s vital that you take out Travel Insurance cover now rather than leaving it to the last minute. According to a recent AA Travel Insurance survey of about 7,000 participants, one in four people leave booking their travel insurance to the last minute. By doing so adventurers are forfeiting up to €6,500 in irrecoverable costs.

Aside from the obvious risk of being uninsured whilst abroad, eleventh-hour policy purchases could have disastrous consequences as travel insurance is essential for protecting holiday-makers against the ‘unexpected’ before they depart. Because life is unpredictable we cover for circumstances such as an unforeseen illness or injury that result in you cancelling or curtailing for up to €6,000. We also cover for withdrawal of services at pre-booked accommodation including water, electrical and kitchen facilities for up to €500.

If we have you convinced to get a quote from as little as €25.49, click here for more information on AA Travel Insurance.[1]

Travelling by car:

If you’re heading to France with your car in tow, we would strongly advise that you contact your motor insurer before hitting the open road. It is also worth taking out a European Breakdown Cover (EBC) policy with the AA. Parlez-vous francais? If your answer is “non” or “I don’t know what that means”, fear not as one of the many benefits of being an EBC Member with the AA is that you will have access to our 24 hour English speaking helpline. Other benefits include roadside assistance and emergency repair or towing to the nearest garage, car hire, alternative transport, accommodation in the case of an emergency and repatriation of the vehicle back to Ireland if required.

If you buy an EBC policy online today you can bag yourself a €15 discount, better still all AA Members are entitled to a €25 discount.

Image: Glenn Harper/ CC BY-SA 2.0

[1] Price quoted is based on Value Cover for an adult under the age of 50 years of age for travel within Europe.

Linda Pototzki
Linda.Pototzki@TheAA.ie