All travel insurance offers repatriation cover as standard, so you should think about what else you need when looking for the best policy:
Have existing medical conditions? Make sure you cover any health issues you have so you are protected should you fall ill while away.
Aged over 65? If so, cover can be limited and more expensive so look for policies designed for older travellers.
Need winter sports cover? If you are going skiing or snowboarding you will need a policy that covers your activities and equipment.
Going backpacking? If you are, look for a specific policy that can cover your extended trip.
What is repatriation?
It covers the cost of being taken back to the UK from anywhere in the world if you suffer a serious injury or illness while abroad. You can use repatriation cover when:
You miss your departure due to illness or injury and have to return on a different flight
You are taken back to the UK by an air ambulance following a serious accident
It is usually covered under the medical expenses section of a travel insurance policy, and because it can be expensive you should look for at least £1 million of cover.