IT is important to sort out travel insurance before traveling to have yourself covered if any unexpected circumstances happen.
However, is it the same if you’re traveling to one of the UK islands like Jersey? Let’s find out.
Do I need travel insurance for Jersey?
The Jersey Government website suggests that you should sort out travel insurance before traveling to Jersey.
First, if you need any specific medical treatment, or suffer from a rare condition which might see you need treatment, then it is best to have your own cover of this.
To travel to Jersey, you might need to board a flight, and you never know what might happen.
From delays to having luggage broken – issues which you can get covered by your insurance.
If your accommodation cancels the booking out of nowhere or you lose any belongings, then you might be saved thanks to your insurance.
Is healthcare free in Jersey for UK citizens?
Jersey and the UK agreed on a Reciprocal Health Agreement (RHA) which enabled UK citizens to have lowered-cost healthcare when in Jersey.
The Jersey Government website states that “you won’t have to pay certain healthcare charges.”
It also adds that you are only covered if your stay in Jersey will last for less than three months “and you don’t intend to move countries permanently.”
The costs that you will have to pay for are:
- GP treatment
- some types of medical equipment and supplies
- certain travel arrangements
- ongoing services for an existing treatment plan
- treatment for pre-existing conditions you’re pending treatment for unless there is a major deterioration in that condition while you’re visiting Jersey
The website says: