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Frequently thought questions

A few things you’d like to clear up first? Maybe you’re not sure why it’s worth comparing your travel insurance insurance, how long it will take or what cover you need?

Well then you’re in luck. We’ve written the following answers to questions frequently thought, but rarely asked, about finding great deals on your travel insurance.

Why compare travel insurance with comparethemarket.com?

We provide impartial and independent comparison of a range of the UK’s best travel insurance packages.


With great value deals on single, direct and annual holiday insurance, we could find you a cheap price in minutes.


Even better, if you buy your travel insurance through comparethemarket.com, you can get MEERKAT MOVIES*. This will give you 2 for 1 cinema tickets on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, every week, for a whole year.


Before you begin comparing travel insurance

Our forms are quick and easy to fill out, but do require some basic info about your travel plans.


To make things simple, have any holiday documents to hand.


Keep the dates of any planned trips in mind and make a list of the valuables you might take in your luggage if you can.


What should I consider when choosing a policy?

The type of cover you’ll need will vary depending on the type of travelling you’re doing. A couple of weeks in the sun, a skiing holiday or six months travelling will all require different types of insurance.


You’ll want to pick a policy with the right level of cover and inclusions for you. For example, comprehensive policies will typically cover you for the following: loss of baggage, theft, cancellation, medical treatment, public liability and emergency repatriation.


You should also be able to add extras to your policy for anything which isn’t included as standard.

What type of travel insurance is right for me?

Picking the right travel insurance policy depends on how often you’re travelling, how long you’ll be away and the kinds of things you’ll be getting up to abroad. The most common types are as follows.

Single trip travel insurance

Compare single trip travel insurance quotes quickly and easily with comparethemarket.com

Annual travel insurance

Find the best annual travel insurance quotes with comparethemarket.com.

Backpackers travel insurance

Compare travel insurance quotes especially for backpackers, here at comparethemarket.com.

Family travel insurance

Find the best family travel insurance deals here at comparethemarket.com.

Pre-existing medical conditions

If you have a pre-existing medical condition you can still compare travel insurance deals with comparethemarket.com

Travel insurance for over 65s

Find the best deals on travel insurance for over 65s here at comparethemarket.com. 

Ski travel insurance

Let us help you find a great deal on ski travel insurance. 

Snowboard travel insurance

Let us help you find a great deal on snowboarding travel insurance. 

Cruise travel insurance

Compare cruise travel insurance deals from a range of providers with comparethemarket.com.