Travel insurance – don’t leave home without it!

Travel insurance is an essential part of any trip abroad. Travel without it and, if anything goes wrong, you could end up with a huge bill for medical expenses, lost property, third-party claims ... it just doesn't bear thinking about.

When looking for the policy that's right for you, make sure your insurance covers you for the whole period of your stay in Russia. As well as showing validity for the full duration of your journey, it should also indicate the geographical area coverage as ‘worldwide/including Russia’. Copies of insurance cards are not admissible, and nor is a simple confirmation sent by e-mail.

There are plenty of insurance providers out there, all offering different levels of cover at different prices. Here at RNTO, we partner with Columbus Direct, which will generate your certificate on the spot and send it to you by e-mail immediately.

Columbus offers a range of flexible single-trip policies from just £2.99, with annual policies ranging from £22 covering both European and worldwide destinations. All policies include cover for over 150 sports and activities and, for those of you with a more adventurous streak, plenty more daring activities can be covered for a small extra premium.

You’ll also enjoy free airport lounge access for you and up to four travelling companions if your flight is delayed for more than 2 hours at the airport.

Not only has Columbus Direct won multiple awards for its cover and customer service; it also offers fantastic prices including free cover for children with its annual family multi-trip policies. That could mean an individual saving of over 40% on an annual policy compared to comparable travel insurance providers. Getting a quote is quick and easy, and you can tailor the cover you choose to suit both your budget and your requirements. Check out the website for full details