Add Foreign travel car cover to your policy
Foreign travel car insurance lets you extend your core Car insurance by covering you for up to 90 days of motoring within the European Union (EU).
Is it for you?
Do you regularly drive abroad on holiday or does the lure of reasonably priced cross channel ferries and the Eurotunnel link prove too much of a temptation to resist?
International car insurance has traditionally varied widely in the cover it offers. Foreign travel insurance from Allianz Your Cover offers you the straightforward and common sense option of simply extending your UK cover to insure you when abroad in the EU.
What is included and what's not
Foreign travel cover gives you comprehensive car insurance for up to 90 days of driving in the EU, with all the features you have included in your policy for your normal, day-to-day UK driving.
In addition, we will pay any customs duty if your car is damaged and we cannot return it to Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands following a claim covered under this policy.
If you include this element we will extend the standard cover for you and anyone else entitled by your current Certificate of Motor insurance to drive the car, for up to 90 days during the period of your insurance. You can find a complete list of countries covered by downloading the policy document at the bottom of this section.
Enjoying trouble-free motoring in Europe
- Foreign travel car insurance provides you with reassurance and peace of mind when you set off to explore Europe.
- In addition to being able to enjoy your trip with this security behind you, the following tips will help you enjoy relaxing and trouble-free motoring when travelling across Europe:
- Before leaving, take the time to familiarise yourself with the driving laws of the countries you will be travelling in, and print off a summary of speed limits and other basics for each country - you may find the Drive Alive website useful in this respect
- Check the local rules regarding safety equipment for your car e.g. most countries require you to carry a warning triangle, a reflective jacket, first aid kit and spare bulbs
- You should have a GB sticker on the back of your car if your number plate doesn’t contain this information and make sure you have all useful paperwork including your driving licence and insurance documentation
- Have your vehicle, plus any trailer you may be towing, properly serviced before you leave home. Check your tyre pressures, plus oil and coolant levels every couple of days - continual driving makes different demands on your vehicle from those it is likely to experience at home
- Take a spare set of car keys with you. If possible keep these with you (but separate from your other car keys) at all times, in a handbag or jacket, or locked in your hotel room safe overnight
- Ensure that your sat nav is loaded with up-to-date maps for countries you will be visiting; you can download maps online or buy up-to-date discs
- In addition to a sat nav, a good road atlas of Europe is well worth having
- Ensure that luggage and cargo are packed sensibly. Long motoring trips are a little like camping holidays; a small amount of thought can save you a lot of roadside rummaging or unloading and reloading
Terms and conditions contained in the policy documentation apply.
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