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UK Insurance companies Covering Eastern Europe

I'm due to re-new my insurance but need a company that will cover Europe and some of the other Eastern Non European countries such as Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Macedonia.

Any suggestions ???
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Although they drive me up the blxxdy wall come renewal time, Carol Nash. You can get a green card that covers all those countries for forty pounds for a months cover. Cheap if u r over there for that long, not so if its a shorter visit. They will post it or email it to you.
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Have been in talks with Carol Nash, the policy would be with a company called "Market Study" whilst they have said it may be possible they need to know exact dates I will be passing through those countries.

Not sure what level of cover would be provided? Or if they are planning to issue a Green Card, but I suspect a Green Card is the only cover I will have.

Are there any other insurance companies that can provide cover?
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When you contact Carole Nash for a green card, you need to specify the countries you want to visit otherwise they send out a generic one with not all countries ticked on it. Didn't realise that it can extend as far as Morocco and Russia if need be.
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Have been in talks with Carol Nash, the policy would be with a company called "Market Study" whilst they have said it may be possible they need to know exact dates I will be passing through those countries.

Not sure what level of cover would be provided? Or if they are planning to issue a Green Card, but I suspect a Green Card is the only cover I will have.

Are there any other insurance companies that can provide cover?
It's MarkerStudy: I have a policy with them at present.
The "routine" of informing them of each and every trip out of the UK soon becomes a pain - where and dates are both required for the cover to be valid.
https://www.markerstudy.com/policyholders

MarkerStudy is the insurance underwriter, so I didn't get the policy via Carole Nash, but a different broker; just a point about the insurance business.
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Broker of brokers

Might be worth a go: I haven't used it (the website) myself.
https://www.thebikeinsurer.co.uk/

Or,
http://www.motorcycledirect.co.uk/

http://www.motorcycleinsurance.org.uk/
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https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...y/index_en.htm

While this is not necessarily applicable to Montenegro, Albania etc., your normal insurance at home is supposed to be valid all over the EU, without any extra payments.
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https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...y/index_en.htm

While this is not necessarily applicable to Montenegro, Albania etc., your normal insurance at home is supposed to be valid all over the EU, without any extra payments.
I didn't bother to bring out the point to the OP because the question doesn't specify what exactly is required.
You are essentially correct in that UK insurance has to meet EU regulations so that the minimum cover applicable in each country is met by any valid insurance policy.
In other words, the level of cover can/could change as national borders are crossed to meet the minimum requirements of the country just entered.
What this amounts to is generally known in UK parlance as "3rd party" cover.

"Comprehensive cover" is a very different insurance game.
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I'm due to re-new my insurance but need a company that will cover Europe and some of the other Eastern Non European countries such as Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Macedonia.

Any suggestions ???
Sezian, if you wont find a solution over in UK, do let us know. From mid March we will be providing coverage for Balkans countries and Turkey.

More info on our threads here and on ADVrider

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...een-card-93020

NEW EU, Balkans, Turkey GREEN CARD provider + BIKE STORAGE | Adventure Rider

and also on our website:

Lobagola - EU Green card insurance

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