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Channel Islands visitors advised to take out insurance
UK travellers to the Channel Islands are being advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance from April 1.
The recommendation comes from the Department of Health as the healthcare arrangements for UK visitors to the islands are due to change.
The current agreement, which allows UK travellers to get a limited number of medical treatments in the islands free of charge, ends on March 31.
Anyone travelling to Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark and Herm, will be required to pay for medical treatment should they become ill or injured there after this date. Visitors should therefore take out adequate insurance before they travel.
Visitors from the Channel Islands to the UK will also now be liable for chargesfor medical treatment when visiting the UK, so they should also have health insurance cover.
There were 295,040 visitors to Jersey from the UK and 279,000 visitors to Guernsey in 2007.