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Travel insurance for popular destinations

Travel insurance for popular destinations

Planning a holiday? Wherever you’re heading, we’ve prepared all sorts of useful information to make sure you’re fully prepared for your trip, including how to figure out the right travel insurance policy for your needs.

Simply click on the country you fancy jetting off to, and we’ll help you decide which travel insurance policy you’re going to need.

Patrick Ikhena
From the Travel team
3
minute read
posted 19 NOVEMBER 2019

What should I consider when choosing a policy?

The type of cover you need will vary depending on the type of travelling you’re doing. Two weeks fun in the sun, a skiing holiday, six months’ travelling and a gap year trip all require different types of travel insurance.

You need 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.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

As of 23rd Match 2020, the UK Government announced a series of restrictions to travel, public spaces and gatherings. For a minimum of three weeks, people are being instructed to stay at home whenever possible. For this reason, travel insurance policies purchased from this date, for trips within the UK with a start date before 13th April 2020, will not be valid.
 
The UK Government also instructed all British tourists and travellers, that are currently abroad, to return to the UK as soon as possible.
 
As of 17th March 2020, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have advised against all non-essential travel abroad for an initial period of 30 days. This means that any travel insurance purchased from this date, for trips outside of the UK with a start date before 16th April 2020, will not be covered by the provider.
 
Coronavirus was declared a pandemic on 11th March 2020, so this may also affect your policy, particularly those taken out on or after that date. Please check any existing policies carefully, to find out what you’re covered for.
 
For more information please see our coronavirus and travel insurance page.

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