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Living Erasmus in times of COVID-19

Moving abroad to live as an Erasmus student is great, but doing so with the security that no matter what happens you are in good hands, is even better.

Have you got everything ready to set off on your new Erasmus adventure? Accommodation, transport, paperwork... There are many things to take into account, but don't forget the most important thing: you have your back!

Living Erasmus in times of COVID-19

What's the worst thing that could happen?

In general, many of us think that misfortune will never happen to us and that accidents always happen to those completely outside our circle. Nobody likes to put themselves in the worst situation, but when it's the best experience of your life as a student, it's better to prevent, than to cure!

In general, many of us think that misfortune will never happen to us and that accidents always happen to those completely outside our circle. Nobody likes to put themselves in the worst situation, but when it is the best experience of your life as a student, it is better to prevent than to cure!

In this day and age, we've found that it's always best to travel with all your tights and balances in place, so it never hurts to have easy and affordable student travel insurance that can lend a helping hand when you need it most.

Do you need medical assistance?

Living Erasmus in times of COVID-19

A good insurance policy that takes into account the current situation will always offer teleassistance service. If you have any doubts, before travelling, you will be able to contact your doctor and find a solution to your problem in a jiffy.

This is the case with IRIS Global. In addition to covering medical, dental and pharmaceutical expenses, it also offers a remote medical assistance service, all for your convenience!

Important! It also covers hospitalisation expenses. Did you know that this is by far the most significant expense? Depending on the country you are in, you never know how high the bill could be if you need to be hospitalised. At this point, bearing in mind that it will be an expense that is bound to hurt, we recommend that you always choose an insurance policy that offers this cover. Believe me, whatever the country, you don't want to have to pay for it out of pocket!

Do you need a family member to come to your assistance?

Living Erasmus in times of COVID-19

Of course it's best not to put yourself in the worst case scenario, but what if...?

If you've finally decided to set off on your own without anyone to accompany you, that's great! However, there are some key things you should bear in mind: what if you end up having to be hospitalised for breaking an ankle on a crazy night out? What if a cold goes too far and you need medical assistance and to spend the night in hospital?

Thanks to insurers like IRIS Global, who understand the risks faced by students, you can travel with the peace of mind that, should you need a family member to come to your aid in the event of hospitalisation, the cost of their stay will be covered by the insurance. Everything happens faster with company!

Have you tested positive and need to be quarantined?

Living Erasmus in times of COVID-19

This case is much more common than we would like to think, just tell that to the hundreds of people who have been grounded because they tested positive at the last minute!

When you have your flight planned, you have already packed your bags and you have left your rented house behind, there is always the possibility that everything goes wrong at the last minute.

In this case, with IRIS Global you can travel with absolute peace of mind, as it covers everything you can imagine. For example, it even covers hotel stays due to COVID-19. In a bad way, at least you'll be safe! In addition, you can use the insurance to extend your stay in a hotel due to medical quarantine or declaration of a state of alarm, or even due to a border closure notice! If the situation is prolonged, don't worry, you can always extend your insurance to have your back covered at all times.

Did you miss your flight or you were a victim to the unfortunate delays?

Living Erasmus in times of COVID-19

This is unfortunately often the case when it comes to international travel. The airlines will always wash their hands of missed connections or delays unless you've taken out expensive travel insurance with them. Your flight was delayed and you couldn't make your connecting flight? You have to stay longer because of a major reason, e. g. you tested positive for COVID-19? That's your problem. You have to stay overnight in a hotel because your flight was delayed? You'll have to make your own way. All this not only means inconvenience, but also extra costs.

The insurance companies specialised in international travel and students insurance take this into account. In the case of IRIS Global, it reimburses you for additional costs caused by delays, missed connections or extended travel.

Don't risk it!

By taking out international travel insurance that covers everything we have seen so far, you will save yourself a lot of worries and a lot of unforeseen events that can ruin what should have been the best experience of your life.

Don't take a gamble and enjoy the advantages of having travel insurance with all types of coverage!


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