Is Morocco in Europe for travel insurance?

Morocco is a hugely popular mid haul travel destination for Brits. It’s usually only a four to five hour flight across Spain to Morocco. The country itself has an abundant amount of things to do.

Will my European Travel Insurance cover Morocco?

This question is often asked and there is really no straight answer because it will often depend on the insurance company themselves. The main rule is to ensure it’s actually listed when the insurance quote is for Europe. It is often displayed as Europe incl. Morocco, Egypt etc, rather than just being covered by Europe. You should aways check the small print and make sure the country is listed. Even some mainland European countries like Spain are not included! It’s always important to check the UK Gov travel advisory for Morocco too. Here is a list of travel insurers who will cover Morocco.

Alpha Insurance Alpha Travel Insurance ( up to 24 months)

Doctor managed medical emergency helpline 24 hours a day, every day of the year

> Quote from ALPHA INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


Travel Insurance for Medical

Optional Independent Traveller Insurance to provide cover when individual elements of a trip are booked separately, rather than as part of a package.

> Quote from TRAVEL INSURANCE 4 MEDICAL - Link not working? try this


explorer cover Explorer Travel Insurance (up to 18 months)
Explorer provides cover for anyone of any age so where ever you are going in holiday this year you can be sure of getting travel insurance.

> Quote from EXPLORER - Link not working? try this


Get Going Get Going longer stay up to 18 months
Get going, as specialists in medical travel insurance, they understand the difficulties of finding the right medical travel insurance cover at the right price.1,000s of medical

> Quote from GETGOING INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


good to go Over 65s Good to go Insurance (up to 90 days)

Will cover the age group of 65 plus with no upper age limit.
- Cover is available to travellers on a course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy

> Quote from GOOD TO GO - Link not working? try this


Jet2 Jet2 Insurance (up to 12 months)
With Jet2Insurance.com single trip insurance you can have complete peace of mind for the duration of your holiday, from 3 days to 3 weeks or more!

> Quote from JET2 INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


Columbis Columbus Direct Insurance (up to 365 days)
Will cover Holidaylers up to the age of 85.

> VISIT COLUMBUS DIRECT - Link not working? try this


Columbis Travel Supermarket (up to 18 months)
Will give you a broad view of the whole of the travel insurance options for your longer stay trip.

> VISIT TRAVEL SUPERMARKET - Link not working? try this


Saga  Insurance SAGA Over 50s Travel Insurance (up to 180 days)
Saga'st policies cover European and worldwide Holiday insurance for persons of any age!

> Quote from SAGA INSURANCE - not working? try this


Jet2 Coverwise (up to 12 months)
Coverwise we appreciate customers have either chosen to or are considering placing their business with us. We feel that travel insurance is essential to ensure peace of mind

> Quote from Coverwise INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


Columbis WorldNomads Insurance up to 18 months

Travel insurance for independent travellers. Buy, extend & claim online, even after you’ve left home.

> Quote from WORLDNOMADS - Link not working? try this


Aviva Insurance AVIVA Travel Insurance for up to 4 months

Aviva who are formally known as Norwich Union will cover the for single trips and some multi.

> Quote from AVIVA INSURANCE - not working? try this

 

Gap Year Insurance for Grown Ups?

Taking a gap year was often only done by people who were between school and university. We then saw more graduates taking a gapyear before starting work.

Then more people who had been working for a few years starting taking gap years, even people in their 30s. In this day and age the gap year is reserved for anyone of any age. Even the retired are taking a ‘gay year’. It may not be a traditional one, but it will be a year away from their home country.

An issue when you travel is of course insurance. Medical bills can be sky high around the world, particularly in countries like the USA. It doesn’t matter if you are going for a week or a year, you will still need travel insurance.

Listed below are a number of UK travel insurance companies that will cover for longer periods than normal. In some cases there are no age limits too.

Don’t be put off the idea of a travelling at whatever age. Medical and health insurance is more widely available now. You just have to do your research and find it.


Alpha Insurance Alpha Travel Insurance ( up to 24 months)

Doctor managed medical emergency helpline 24 hours a day, every day of the year

> Quote from ALPHA INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


Travel Insurance for Medical

Optional Independent Traveller Insurance to provide cover when individual elements of a trip are booked separately, rather than as part of a package.

> Quote from TRAVEL INSURANCE 4 MEDICAL - Link not working? try this


explorer cover Explorer Travel Insurance (up to 18 months)
Explorer provides cover for anyone of any age so where ever you are going in holiday this year you can be sure of getting travel insurance.

> Quote from EXPLORER - Link not working? try this


Get Going Get Going longer stay up to 18 months
Get going, as specialists in medical travel insurance, they understand the difficulties of finding the right medical travel insurance cover at the right price.1,000s of medical

> Quote from GETGOING INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


good to go Over 65s Good to go Insurance (up to 90 days)

Will cover the age group of 65 plus with no upper age limit.
- Cover is available to travellers on a course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy

> Quote from GOOD TO GO - Link not working? try this


Jet2 Jet2 Insurance (up to 12 months)
With Jet2Insurance.com single trip insurance you can have complete peace of mind for the duration of your holiday, from 3 days to 3 weeks or more!

> Quote from JET2 INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


Columbis Columbus Direct Insurance (up to 365 days)
Will cover Holidaylers up to the age of 85.

> VISIT COLUMBUS DIRECT - Link not working? try this


Columbis Travel Supermarket (up to 18 months)
Will give you a broad view of the whole of the travel insurance options for your longer stay trip.

> VISIT TRAVEL SUPERMARKET - Link not working? try this


Saga  Insurance SAGA Over 50s Travel Insurance (up to 180 days)
Saga'st policies cover European and worldwide Holiday insurance for persons of any age!

> Quote from SAGA INSURANCE - not working? try this


Jet2 Coverwise (up to 12 months)
Coverwise we appreciate customers have either chosen to or are considering placing their business with us. We feel that travel insurance is essential to ensure peace of mind

> Quote from Coverwise INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


Columbis WorldNomads Insurance up to 18 months

Travel insurance for independent travellers. Buy, extend & claim online, even after you’ve left home.

> Quote from WORLDNOMADS - Link not working? try this


Aviva Insurance AVIVA Travel Insurance for up to 4 months

Aviva who are formally known as Norwich Union will cover the for single trips and some multi.

> Quote from AVIVA INSURANCE - not working? try this

 

Latest Travel News from around the World

ITALIAN TOURISM INDUSTRY NEEDS RESTRUCTURING
In 2000, Italy was worth 5.8% of the world’s tourist expenditure. Today, the country is at 3%. In the next ten years, if strategies do not change, it will drop to 2.1% of the global tourist GDP, placed 182nd out…

TRUMP SET TO INTRODUCE MORE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
U.S. President, Donald Trump, plans to extend his controversial travel ban to citizens of other countries. The new travel restrictions should impact people from North Korea and Venezuela

PORTUGAL WELCOMED MORE THAN 21 MILLION TOURISTS IN 2017
Tourism in Portugal is ready to celebrate its best year ever. By the end of the year, the country should welcome more than 21 million tourists, above the last year’s hallmark of 19.1 million.

CHINESE TOURISTS EXPECTED TO HELP EU ECONOMY
Europe as a continent relies greatly on tourism. It is estimated that 10 percent of the economy of the EU accounts to this industry. EU leaders are now looking to improve the situation by bringing in more Chinese…

HOTEL INDUSTRY OFFERS JOBS TO ROBOTS
Thinking of hotel run by robots is creepy? What sounds like a fantasy movie is reality in Japan. Instead of human employees, a local hotel is in the hands of robots. Even though this is an extreme example, innovative…

TOURISM RECOVERY IN TURKEY? 46% MORE VISITORS CAME IN AUGUST
According to provisional data from the Turkish border control, the amount of foreigners arriving in Turkey in August this year has reached 4.6 million, a 46.35% more than in August 2016. The authorities rejoice…

OKTOBERFEST – FAMOUS BEER FESTIVAL BECOMING TOO MODERN
Every year, approximately 6 million people visit the world famous beer festival, Oktoberfest. However, surprisingly about 71% of the visitors are from Bavaria, with 58% being from the Munich area itself.

Latest Brexit Travel News

Brexit is still very much in the news and everyone’s thoughts as we end 2017. In terms of travel and holidays there is still a lot of uncertainty. If the UK falls out of the EU completely then maybe the EHIC card will cease to exist or Brits.

Are Brits going to lose any travel rights to EU countries? It is expected they will lose freedom of movement, but what about holidays and longer stays on the continent?

Many older and retired people have taken to travelling across the channel in their motorhomes for the winter. As things stand they can pretty much retire in Europe with little hassle and still retain rights to healthcare etc.

If Brits end up under Schengen rules (you can enter EU countries for up to 90 days but you must leave for 90 days) then any extended EU trips might not be possible.


Alpha Insurance Alpha Travel Insurance ( up to 24 months)

Doctor managed medical emergency helpline 24 hours a day, every day of the year

> Quote from ALPHA INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


Travel Insurance for Medical

Optional Independent Traveller Insurance to provide cover when individual elements of a trip are booked separately, rather than as part of a package.

> Quote from TRAVEL INSURANCE 4 MEDICAL - Link not working? try this


explorer cover Explorer Travel Insurance (up to 18 months)
Explorer provides cover for anyone of any age so where ever you are going in holiday this year you can be sure of getting travel insurance.

> Quote from EXPLORER - Link not working? try this


Get Going Get Going longer stay up to 18 months
Get going, as specialists in medical travel insurance, they understand the difficulties of finding the right medical travel insurance cover at the right price.1,000s of medical

> Quote from GETGOING INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


good to go Over 65s Good to go Insurance (up to 90 days)

Will cover the age group of 65 plus with no upper age limit.
- Cover is available to travellers on a course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy

> Quote from GOOD TO GO - Link not working? try this


Jet2 Jet2 Insurance (up to 12 months)
With Jet2Insurance.com single trip insurance you can have complete peace of mind for the duration of your holiday, from 3 days to 3 weeks or more!

> Quote from JET2 INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


Columbis Columbus Direct Insurance (up to 365 days)
Will cover Holidaylers up to the age of 85.

> VISIT COLUMBUS DIRECT - Link not working? try this


Columbis Travel Supermarket (up to 18 months)
Will give you a broad view of the whole of the travel insurance options for your longer stay trip.

> VISIT TRAVEL SUPERMARKET - Link not working? try this


Saga  Insurance SAGA Over 50s Travel Insurance (up to 180 days)
Saga'st policies cover European and worldwide Holiday insurance for persons of any age!

> Quote from SAGA INSURANCE - not working? try this


Jet2 Coverwise (up to 12 months)
Coverwise we appreciate customers have either chosen to or are considering placing their business with us. We feel that travel insurance is essential to ensure peace of mind

> Quote from Coverwise INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


Columbis WorldNomads Insurance up to 18 months

Travel insurance for independent travellers. Buy, extend & claim online, even after you’ve left home.

> Quote from WORLDNOMADS - Link not working? try this


Aviva Insurance AVIVA Travel Insurance for up to 4 months

Aviva who are formally known as Norwich Union will cover the for single trips and some multi.

> Quote from AVIVA INSURANCE - not working? try this

 

Travel News from Europe

Travel Insurance in the UKcould be increasing soon

The news that car insurance in the UK is going up might soon be translated across to the travel insurance sector. A recent court ruling has seen car cover expected to rise by 30 percent.

TOURISM IN LUXEMBOURG: LEISURE AND BUSINESS SECTOR GROWING

Tourism in Luxemburg stabilized last year. Despite diverging rates of success depending on the sector and region, the tourism sector reported positive numbers for the year 2016, according to State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Francine Closener.
Read the whole story

MONTENEGRO: TOURISM REVENUE REACHES ALL-TIME HIGH

Tourism revenue in Montenegro increased to nearly 900 million euros in 2016, which was 100 million more than the year before.
Read the whole story

TOURISM IN PORTUGAL ANNOUNCED A 13% INCREASE

Tourism in Portugal finished the year 2016 by welcoming almost 11 million visitors, an increase of 13% as compared to the previous year, crossing the 10 million visitor threshold for the first time, according to the preliminary data published by Statistics Portugal.
Read the whole story

RUSSIA: OUTBOUND TRAVEL MARKET TO GO UP BY 30%

More than 3 million Russians are expected to travel to Turkey in 2017, according to experts. The outbound travel market is likely to grow again.
Read the whole story

BAVARIAN TOURISM SECTOR REPORTED NEW RECORDS

Foreign tourists have always come to Bavaria to explore its cities as well as health resorts. Last year, the Dutch were the most numerous group of visitors, but there was also an increase in the inflow from China and the Arabic world boosting substantially the Bavarian tourism sector.
Read the whole story

TOURISM IN SENEGAL IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Tourism in Senegal reported positive numbers. In 2016, local authorities recorded 1.6 million tourists as compared to the 984 000 visitors in 2015.

Travel Wrap-up

With the end of the year well and truly in sight, we thought we’d wrap up the season with some of the big travel news of the year.

SPAIN’S TOURISM GROWTH SEEMS UNSTOPPABLE

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Over the first nine months of this year Spain received 60.3 million foreign tourists, which is an increase of 10.1%, according to the Tourist Border Movement Survey (FRONTUR) released by the National Statistics Institute (INE). In September, Spain also recorded substantial tourism growth when 7.9 million international tourists came to explore the country (+10.2%).
COSTA RICA – ULTIMATE ECOTOURISM DESTINATION FOR NATURE LOVERS

Today, Costa Rica is regarded as an established ecotourism destination. While the country benefits from the rich biodiversity and pleasant climate, the development of ecotourism relied highly on the governmental activities, conservation NGOs as well as small entrepreneurs. Decades-long political stability also helped the development of the sector.
AUSTRIAN TOURISM NOT PLEASED ABOUT CHRISTMAS DAY ON SUNDAY

While the number of overnight stays in Austria has so far increased from year to year to 68.5 million, further growth might be complicated this winter season. Both the Christmas Day and the New Year’s Day are Sundays which might impact the Austrian tourism numbers.
PANAMA’S TOURISM PROMOTION FOCUSES ON DOMESTIC TRAVEL

The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) announced the official launch of a tourism promotion campaign focusing on domestic travel during 2016-2017. The campaign is divided into two stages “Your Panama, Do You Know Her?” and “Tourism Starts with You,” both targeting the local market to boost tourism in different parts of the country.
Read the whole story

BLACK FRIDAY AND THE TRAVEL SECTOR

Airlines, holiday companies and tour operators have joined the Black Friday sales day in an attempt to encourage bookings from holidaymakers worried about the falling pound.

Following what it claims were record-breaking bookings last year, the all-inclusive operator Club Med is offering up to 30% off its packages, which include all meals, lift passes, resort transfers and lessons or guiding.
Flight and holiday deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

British Airways’ offers include savings of up to 50% on flights to the top North American destinations of New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore and Toronto, as well as the Middle Eastern hot-spots of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat – where in each case the airline is offering two return Club World tickets for £2,016 (£1,008 each).

 

The impact of Brexit on Travel Insurance for Britons

A couple of months have now passed since the historic UK vote to leave the European Union. There is still much to decide upon, indeed, will there ever be an official Brexit?

The impact of leaving is expected to have a massive impact on free movement in Europe, both to the UK and away from it.

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Many older Britons love the Spanish and French sunshine and lifestyle, but what would be the impact of Brexit on their travel plans? Well in terms of visas etc then not much is likely to change. Many other non EU countries have visa free travel to Europe and it won’t be any different for the UK.

In terms of the EHIC card, this is not an EU thing and may well stay.

For travel insurance, nothing really changes. As the owner of Sunshine Insure says ‘You should always have travel cover and EHIC it is not a replacement for insurance.

New Zealand and Australia for the Over 75s

There is much more to a holiday than two weeks in the Algarve or Costa Del Sol, which seem to be the two most common destinations for the over 75 age group from the UK.

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We are going to provide an alternative for the slighty more adventurous older traveller, because we believe that just because you are entering the twilight of your days, doesn’t mean to say that you should just end up in Spain or Eastbourne!

New Zealand and Australia

Ok, these are two destinations, and very much different of course, but they are so far away that we thought we’d add them as a pair.

What we are saying is that it would be a shame to spend 24 hours on a flight and miss out on one of these two.

Both offer the familiarity of home, with the English language and fish and chips available, but what they also offer is a summer when it’s our winter, and some of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth.

New Zealand is often said to be like Britain was 30 years ago, and makes it a big appeal to the baby boomer generation.


Alpha Insurance Alpha Travel Insurance ( up to 24 months)

Doctor managed medical emergency helpline 24 hours a day, every day of the year

> Quote from ALPHA INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


Travel Insurance for Medical

Optional Independent Traveller Insurance to provide cover when individual elements of a trip are booked separately, rather than as part of a package.

> Quote from TRAVEL INSURANCE 4 MEDICAL - Link not working? try this


explorer cover Explorer Travel Insurance (up to 18 months)
Explorer provides cover for anyone of any age so where ever you are going in holiday this year you can be sure of getting travel insurance.

> Quote from EXPLORER - Link not working? try this


Get Going Get Going longer stay up to 18 months
Get going, as specialists in medical travel insurance, they understand the difficulties of finding the right medical travel insurance cover at the right price.1,000s of medical

> Quote from GETGOING INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


good to go Over 65s Good to go Insurance (up to 90 days)

Will cover the age group of 65 plus with no upper age limit.
- Cover is available to travellers on a course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy

> Quote from GOOD TO GO - Link not working? try this


Jet2 Jet2 Insurance (up to 12 months)
With Jet2Insurance.com single trip insurance you can have complete peace of mind for the duration of your holiday, from 3 days to 3 weeks or more!

> Quote from JET2 INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


Columbis Columbus Direct Insurance (up to 365 days)
Will cover Holidaylers up to the age of 85.

> VISIT COLUMBUS DIRECT - Link not working? try this


Columbis Travel Supermarket (up to 18 months)
Will give you a broad view of the whole of the travel insurance options for your longer stay trip.

> VISIT TRAVEL SUPERMARKET - Link not working? try this


Saga  Insurance SAGA Over 50s Travel Insurance (up to 180 days)
Saga'st policies cover European and worldwide Holiday insurance for persons of any age!

> Quote from SAGA INSURANCE - not working? try this


Jet2 Coverwise (up to 12 months)
Coverwise we appreciate customers have either chosen to or are considering placing their business with us. We feel that travel insurance is essential to ensure peace of mind

> Quote from Coverwise INSURANCE - Link not working? try this


Columbis WorldNomads Insurance up to 18 months

Travel insurance for independent travellers. Buy, extend & claim online, even after you’ve left home.

> Quote from WORLDNOMADS - Link not working? try this


Aviva Insurance AVIVA Travel Insurance for up to 4 months

Aviva who are formally known as Norwich Union will cover the for single trips and some multi.

> Quote from AVIVA INSURANCE - not working? try this

 

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As usual, it’s very important to have holiday insurance cover if you go to either of these.