Europe consists of approximately 50 countries and is the birthplace of Western Civilization. Home to a vast history from ancient times, to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the modern era. After the Cold War and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, European formed the European Union, a political entity that lies between a confederation and a federation. The currency used by most countries is the Euro, and the EU's Schengen Area abolishes border and immigration controls among most of its member states.

Home to a hot, arid climate and, more recently, some of the best architecture and shopping in the world, the Middle East is a destination like no other. Islam is the largest religion in the Middle East but other faiths such as Judaism and Christianity are also well represented. The top five languages are Arabic, Persian, Turkisj, Berber and Kurdish. The economies of the Middle East range from very poor (Gaza and Yemen) to extremely prosperous (Qatar and UAE), so there's a wide aray of experiences to be had in the Middle East. 

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Asia is Earth's largest and most populated continent. The continent was the site of many of the first civilizations. With 48 UN member countries and 6 other states, 13 language families, and some of the most popular tourist destinations like Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, China - Asia has a range of experiences to suit any traveler.

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With North America, Central America and South America - The Americas cover a huge portion of the Earth and contains some of the world's richest and oldest cultures. From street hotdogs in NYC to Empanadas in Argentina, and Poutine in Canada - you're sure to find something to your taste and style. With a mix of languages that include English, French, Spanish and Portuguese it wouldn't hurt to brush up on some languages skills to get by or jump on an organised tour to make sure you're taken care of. From the top of the Earth to the bottom, you could spend a lifetime experiencing the wonders of The Americas. 

You might not immediately think of the Polar regions as great holiday destinations, but with the opportunity to see enormous glaciers, penguins, polar bears, and blue whales, they're locations that cannot be missed. Find out more about the Polar regions today.  

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Consisting of a vast range of tropical locations, Oceania is the ideal destination for travelers who love the sun on their face and the sand beneath their toes. With the beautiful beaches of Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Samoa (just to name a few) you'll find the destination of your dreams for rest and relaxation. 

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Cover-More doctors and nurses provide Medical Tips for when you're traveling abroad. There's so much to know when you're feeling unwell or you're injured overseas. We recommend browsing our medical tips and in the event that you need to go to hospital or a doctor please give our Emergency Assistance team a call so we can help. 

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Whether it's your first time overseas or you're a regular traveler, you can always find out something new about traveling. Cover-More has compiled a range of travel tips to help you on your journey wherever that may be. Stay safe and Keep Traveling. 

With its vast landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and rich culture, the world's second-largest continent Africa is one for the bucket-list. Consisting of 54 countries, Africa covers six percent of our Earth's total surface area and with 1.1 billion people (as of 2013) it accounts for 15% of the world's population. The continent hosts a large range of ethnicities, cultures and languages. With a strong history and considered by most paleoanthropologists to be the oldest inhabited territory on earth, this is a continent for the history buffs. 

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