The Alpenverein Weltweit Service (AWS) provides cover for all members of Österreichischer Alpenverein for rescues in the event of any accidents during leisure activities.
Click the Alpenverein Weltweit Service brochure image to access the English edition of the insurance brochure provided by KNOX or download the easy-read handout here.
Full details of the Alpenverein Worldwide Service (AWS) are available through the Österreichischer Alpenverein's site. By clicking the link below website visitors will be taken to the Österreichischer Alpenverein's website.
If you are a resident of Europe (including the UK) and your trip is longer than 8 weeks, or you are planning to climb a peak over 6000m, please consider the Alpenverein premium single trip protection.
Members are advised to read the AWS document available through the Österreichischer Alpenverein link above and to take out travel insurance if they think it is necessary.
Members, if you change your address, the AAC(UK) office must be informed to ensure the information available to KNOX and Europ Assistance is up to date.
The AAC(UK) and the office are unable to provide any interpretation
of the AWS and members with queries should contact KNOX
Versicherungsmanagement GmbH at the contact details on:
KNOX Versicherungsmanagement GmbH
Resselstraße 33, A-6020 Innsbruck
the event of repatriation KNOX and Europ Assistance have access to selected
members details via restricted access to our membership administration
system. If you change your address, the AAC(UK) office must be informed
to ensure the information available to KNOX and Europ Assistance is up
For latest information from the Government about the EHIC and GHIC, please refer to - https://www.gov.uk/global-health-insurance-card.
“The UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) lets you get state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free.” Visit the Government website to check for where you can use your card, and where there are exceptions.