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Why British Expats Need Travel Insurance When Going Back Home

Most expatriates assume that they are entitled to government medical services when they return back home for a break and consequently don’t need travel medical insurance. Unfortunately that is not the case, at least not for the British Expats. The UK NHS does not provide medical treatment to non-residents. The way it works is, if you are not paying taxes in the UK you are not entitled to the NHS medical. See the NHS website for more information.
This legislation is not limited to just the British Expatriates, so ensure you check with the concerned authorities in your country of origin and your new country of residence before travelling. Finding the right 
travel insurance for expats can be a challenge because most insurers have regional sales restrictions so your usual provider's policy may not be saleable in other countries.
HolidayGuard travel insurance may be purchased by residents of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait & Oman, and it is valid for journeys world-wide including trips back to your country of origin.