How late can I buy last minute travel insurance?

How late can I buy last minute travel insurance?

Passport? Check. Suncream? Check. Travel insurance? Errr… Find out how late you can get last minute travel insurance and when it’s best to take out cover with our handy guide…

Wouter Van Rijn From the Travel team
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When’s the best time to sort out travel insurance?

Travel insurance isn’t just about what happens when you’re on holiday, it’s there to protect you in the lead up to your trip as well, which is why it’s a good idea to get cover as soon as you’ve booked a break. 

A good travel policy will cover you for cancellation, missed departures, and long delays. It should also cover you for things like unforeseen illness and if you are made redundant before you go on holiday.

If you miss your flight because of severe traffic or your holiday provider goes bust before your break, having travel insurance already in place means you could get some compensation.

Sorting out your travel insurance well in advance also gives you time to compare prices and make sure you get the policy that’s the best fit for you. 

If you are going away several times during a year you could find that it may be cheaper overall, and you'll save the hassle as your insurance will already be sorted out before you set off, if you choose an annual policy.

When’s the best time to sort out travel insurance?

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