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.

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.

Josh Daniels
From the Travel team
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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 

A travel traffic light system has been introduced for international travel. From 19 July 2021, trips to green and amber listed countries are legally permitted if you live in England and Scotland. However, you’ll still need to fulfil any pre-departure requirements, such as testing. If you live in Wales and Northern Ireland, you still need to follow the rules for your relevant local authority.

If a country is on the green or amber list, you still need to check the latest travel advice and entry requirements for each country you visit or transit through. This is to ensure you’re aware of any specific requirements relating to entry and to check travellers from the UK are permitted. Countries can have their traffic light status changed at short notice and you should take this into consideration when looking to travel. Please check the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice for the latest information.

The FCDO currently advises against all but essential travel to red listed countries. Should you choose to travel against the FCDO rules, you will not be covered by any travel insurance policy you purchase. Some providers do offer cover for international travel if you’re travelling for essential purposes, however most do not. In all cases, should you have any queries please check the policy wording or contact your chosen provider before purchasing to ensure the cover meets your needs.

Travel within England, Scotland and Wales is permitted under the current guidelines. However, public health rules and lockdown restrictions continue to vary, including entry restrictions for Northern Ireland. Check the latest guidance from the official tourism boards for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Customers with more serious pre-existing medical conditions

Our panel includes insurance providers who quote cover for all medical conditions declared on our website, with no exclusions.

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPs) has launched a directory of insurance providers on its Money Advice Service website that may be able to provide quotes over the phone, if you have more serious medical conditions. Find more information at the Money Advice Service or by calling the British Insurance Brokers’ Association on 0370 950 1790.

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