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A trip across the pond is something most Canadians want to experience at least once in their lifetime. As Canadians, we find the United Kingdom and Royal Family fascinating, and what better way to experience it all than to book a trip to see things first-hand.

The United Kingdom is a fascinating place to visit, with historic monuments, royal palaces and some of the world’s top museums. However, as with any other extended trip, you need to be prepared for anything and have travel insurance for your United Kingdom trip, just to be safe.

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Experience all that the UK has to offer

Buckingham Palace – the official residence of the Queen, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London are some of the most iconic tourist attractions in the UK. Other popular destinations include the Scottish Highlands, Stonehenge, Cornwall and Cambridge. Make sure Big Ben is on your travel itinerary as well.

The diverse countryside scattered with fairy tale castles, soaring cathedrals and quaint cottages highlight some of the world’s most majestic landscapes. Don’t forget to have a pint in a British pub and partake in a delightful afternoon tea to have the authentic experience.

Travel tips for the United Kingdom

Canadians must present a passport to enter the United Kingdom. A return ticket and proof of funds for your stay may be required. A tourist visa is not required for trips of up to six months; however, visas are required for students and those visiting for business reasons.

The currency in the country is the pound (GBP). Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are easily accessible. You can drive with a valid Canadian driver’s license, and the legal drinking age is 18. The best time of the year to travel to the UK is between April and October, which is also the warmest time of the year. July and August are regarded as the peak travel time for the country, with the average temperature being 17°C.

Petty crime is common at popular tourist sites, airports and on public transportation. Avoid carrying large sums of money and showing off valuables in public. Fraud is an increasing threat for travellers. Terrorism is also a threat, so exercise caution when travelling.

Now that you have these travel tips, it’s time to get your travel insurance for the United Kingdom ready.

Experience worry-free travel to the UK with Blue Cross

Our extensive selection of travel insurance coverage allows you to experience everything the UK has to offer without worrying about the unexpected. We have travel insurance for Canadians that will meet any unique needs.

When you choose Blue Cross for travel insurance coverage, you can travel worry-free and know that if you require emergency medical care or simply have a question, we are always here to help!

Learn more about your travel insurance options, get an online quote for your trip, or speak with one of our experienced travel insurance agents today.

General United Kingdom Canada
Continent: Europe
Population (2012): 63,612,729 34,754,312 (2012)
Area (km2): 24,361 9,984,670
Capital: London
Currency: Pound sterling
Official language(s): English
Drive: Left
Diesel (2012): 2.27 1.23 (2012)
Gasoline (2013): 2.05 1.23 (2013)

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