Travel Insurance Guides

What is Travel Insurance?

A holiday essential that is sometimes overlooked, travel insurance is there to cover costs and losses you may incur relating to your trip, such as medical expenses, lost luggage, or the cancellation of your trip. Buying travel...

Types Of Travel Insurance

It can be tempting to buy the cheapest policy and hope that nothing unexpected happens. But you should make sure you choose a policy that pays out enough to cover what you paid for your holiday. For example, if your trip...

What Does Travel Insurance Cover?

Holidays are supposed to be fun, right? You've waited all year for your two weeks in the sun, swimming with dolphins or enjoying a cocktail or two around the pool. Or maybe taking to the slopes is more your thing, trying out a...

Why Should I Buy Travel Insurance?

Holidays can typically be among our biggest purchases each year, and if you're budget conscious, you might be thinking about skipping the travel insurance in favour of a few extra beers by the beach. Before you do, here's a...

Pre-existing Medical Conditions

If you already have an existing medical condition when you go on your trip, it may not be covered by a standard policy. This is because travel insurance is a bit like a safety net, it's designed to deal with unexpected or...

Getting Married Abroad

An overseas wedding can cost on average a third of a typical UK wedding, so it's little wonder many couples are choosing to tie the knot abroad. Not only could you get to say 'I do' in a warm and exotic location...

Soul Destroying Travel Mishaps

After weeks or months of building excitement, anticipation and frantically checking the weather forecast, you finally find yourself at the airport, on the verge of jetting away to your sun-drenched holiday paradise...

Features At A Glance

We've teamed up with Defaqto, an independent researcher of financial products to help you when choosing travel insurance that best suits your travel needs. Defaqto's Star Ratings are based on the quality and level...

Travel Insurance for European Getaways

Even when travelling within Europe, travel insurance is a must. It's a common misconception amongst travellers that a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will provide all the cover you need during your trip, but this...

Travel Insurance for the USA

From the hustle and bustle of New York City to the vast deserts of Nevada, the USA is a melting pot of breath-taking landscapes and picture-perfect panoramas. If you're lucky enough to visit this awe-inspiring country, you'll...

Worldwide Travel Insurance - What You Need to Know

Whether you're relaxing for a fortnight in Florida, dashing off for a long weekend in New York, or exploring Southeast  Asia for six months, worldwide travel insurance could cover you for medical treatment, loss...

Additional Travel Cover

Taking to the piste in Andorra? Or maybe snowboarding in Whistler, Canada has taken your fancy. Whatever your winter sporting pleasure, you need to make sure you're covered in case you injure yourself or lose a ski in a pine...

Compare ski insurance quotes

What's more fun than hitting the slopes for a winter sports holiday? Whether you're a seasoned veteran on the mountains or just finding your snow legs, over 6 million Brits are now thought to enjoy the thrill of hurtling down...

How To Claim Travel Insurance

Even if you are blessed with the luck of the Irish, the reassurance a good travel insurance policy can give you is worth its weight in gold should you find yourself baggage-less in the airport in Abu Dhabi, or taking a trip...

How Are Travel Insurance Premiums Calculated?

Travel insurance is designed to provide financial compensation for travellers for unexpected or unforeseen events that may happen before, or during their trip. Having to cancel your holiday because you are made redundant, or...

Travel insurance for couples

If you are travelling with your other half, it's not just amazing memories you get to share with each other, you can also share a travel insurance policy. A couples travel insurance policy may be a budget-friendly alternative...

European Health Insurance Card Explained

The European Health Insurance Card, or EHIC as it is more commonly known, gives you access to state provided medical treatment and health care in member countries of the EEA (European Economic Area), and Switzerland. You will...

Getting the right backpacker travel insurance policy

You've finally saved enough money to fulfil your dream of backpacking through the Australian outback, or perhaps you're taking a year out to discover new corners of the globe before studying at university. So, what...

How to BackPack on a Budget

Keen to head out and explore all the world has to offer but need to travel on the cheap? With a little thought and consideration, a limited budget needn't put the brakes on your dream of interrailing around Europe or trekking in Thailand...

Travel Insurance FAQs

What is a single trip policy? It's a policy which covers you for the duration of one trip. You need to tell the insurer the number of days you're going away for, and you will be insured during that time. What is an annual...

Travel Insurance Glossary

Backpacker Policy: An annual or multi-trip policy covers you for a 12-month period of travel. If you're planning on taking a number of trips within 365 days, getting an annual policy can be a cost-effective way of getting...

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