The last thing you want to do when staying with friends or relatives is to become a burden on them, regardless of how close you are. Things can go very wrong, very quickly, a simple case of food poisoning or an injury can costs in thousands of dollars. But despite this, most people ignore travel insurance when visiting friends and relatives. These incidents are so frequent that the UK Foreign Office has made it a part of their “know before you go” campaign, video below.

Always ensure that you have adequate travel insurance cover even when staying with friends and relatives.