What is travel insurance?

Not sure what cover you need for your holiday? Look no further than our Travel Cover Policy Guide and discover relevant information to help you make an informed decision.

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What does travel insurance cover?

From medical expenses to lost or stolen luggage, from travel delays to help in sticky situations, we'll help you find travel insurance policies that could suit your trip.

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Features at a glance

To help you find a suitable policy quickly and easily, we've teamed up with Defaqto to show you 5 Star Ratings of the quality, features and benefits of each policy.

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Getting travel insurance for your trip is just as important as buying your tickets or remembering to renew your passport, and it's also vital to decide on a policy that makes sense for you.

Whether you're going away for a few days or taking a round-the-world trip, comparecover.com helps you to compare travel insurance quotes online, for you to find a policy that best suits your individual travel needs (and your pocket).

We'll help you to make an informed choice by providing the key features and benefits of each policy, as well as the price.

Our online quote form is simple to use, and our Travel Guides are full of helpful facts and information to answer any questions you may have about the different policies, including the various forms of additional cover that are applicable in specific situations.

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Types of policy available

Purchase a single trip policy, covering trips to one or more destinations with Compare Cover

Single trip

Buy a policy that covers a single trip to one or more destinations.

Purchase an annual multi-trip policy from Compare Cover

Annual Multi-trip

Buy a policy that covers a number of trips and destinations during a 12-month period.

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Buy a policy that covers a single trip to multiple destinations over a number of months.

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Extra cover? No problem...

Choose to add additional travel cover for winter sports and activities with Compare Cover

Winter sports

Additional cover specific to winter sports activities and destinations.

Benefit from additional cover specific to business trips.

Business trip

Some policies can offer additional cover specific to the requirements of your business trip.

Cruise travel insurance from Compare Cover


A cruise specific policy can provide additional benefits for cruise travellers.

What if I have a pre-existing medical condition?

Although standard policies don't always cover pre-existing medical conditions, this doesn't have to put the kibosh on your trip as there may be options available. There a number of insurance providers who can provide a quote for pre-existing conditions and some even specialise in this area.

This kind of travel insurance policy gives you extra cover for conditions like coronary heart disease, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

It can cost more, but Compare Cover have partnered with expert insurance providers who are committed to providing you with specialist cover. This means you can still compare travel cover and find a policy at the right price.

Visit our Pre-existing medical conditions page to find out more.

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