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Is my EHIC card still valid after Brexit?

Until the day the UK officially exits the EU, travellers and expats living across Europe will still be able to use their EHIC to receive medical treatment in countries signed up to the scheme. If   Britain leaves the EU with no deal, the EHIC may no longer be valid.   What is an EHIC […]


Top 5 golf holiday destinations for 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 forced many of us to reschedule and even cancel our holiday plans for 2020, but English holidaymakers are now free to travel to 59 destinations – including Spain, Italy and Turkey – after the UK Government recently announced a list of ‘air bridged’ countries. This means that English holidaymakers will be […]


Countries Exempt from England’s Travel Quarantine

English holidaymakers will be free to travel without facing a 14-day quarantine under plans announced on Friday 03 July by the Government.   The list of 50+ destinations means that travellers from England have been given a green light from the Foreign Office to travel from July 4 and will be exempt from quarantine on […]


Top 5 destinations for a sports holiday in the UK

Are you holidaying in the UK, this year? We have picked out the best spots the UK has to offer for the thrill seeker, adventurist or family including surfing, cycling, paragliding and rock climbing.   Kitesurfing & windsurfing in Cornwall If money is no object then Cornwall is a fantastic choice with a range of […]


Do you need UK Travel Insurance?

Almost 60 million people chose to have a ‘staycation’ in the UK rather than a holiday abroad in 2019*, a statistic that has continued to grow. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the prospect and desire to travel abroad in 2020 has diminished for some holidaymakers. However, there will be those hoping to take a break […]


How to stay safe while hiking solo

Hiking solo – nothing could be safer, right? A stroll through the woods, admiring the views from some rugged trail? What could possibly go wrong? There’s no way we’d want to put the damper on your wanderlust, but according to some sources, the annual hiking death toll is bigger than rock climbing. And, the chance […]


Cycling Routes – The Insane New £5b Budget For Cycling Routes

The government has recently announced plans to boost spending on cycling routes in the UK – which is great news for cyclists! Here we look at what the proposed investment entails …   Before we start, however, don’t forget the importance of cycling insurance. SportsCover Direct offer a range of insurance options, so that you […]


A Guide to Golf at the 2020 Olympics

Golf featured in the Summer Olympic Games in 1900 and 1904 but wasn’t played again until 2016, when it was reintroduced to the Olympic programme. With plenty of big name players, from both the men and women’s game, already making known their intentions to play at the tournament, it looks set to be a much […]


10 Epic Trekking Challenges to take on in 2020

Whether you are trying to reach the summit of Everest or are up for a walking holiday challenge, there is something to suit all abilities and budgets in our top 10 trekking challenges for 2020. Just remember that all challenges will present some degree of risk,  so it is important to have a trekking insurance […]


What’s the best way to take your bike on holiday?

Thinking of taking your bike with you on holiday? Here, in this blog we consider the pros and cons of different transportation methods.   Don’t forget, however you travel with your bike, make sure that you get appropriate travel insurance for cycling on holiday. SportsCover Direct offer a range of insurance options, so that you […]