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 

The travel traffic light system currently states that trips to green and amber listed countries are legally permitted if you live in England and Scotland. If you live in Wales and Northern Ireland, you still need to follow the rules for your relevant government.

Please note: from 4am on 4 October 2021, the current traffic light system will be replaced by a single red list of countries.

Currently, if your destination of choice 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 are aware of any specific requirements relating to entry and ensure travellers from the UK are permitted. Countries can have their traffic light status changed with short notice and you should take this into consideration when looking to travel. Please check the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for the latest information.

The FCDO currently advises against all but essential travel to red list countries. Most insurance policies purchased to cover a trip to a destination where the FCDO has instructed citizens not to travel to won’t be valid, however, some insurance providers may offer reduced cover if you’re travelling for essential purposes. 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 respectively.

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Customers with more serious pre-existing medical conditions

When you declare medical conditions on our website, we’ll only show quotes from insurance providers who will cover all declared medical conditions, with no exclusions. 

MoneyHelper has launched a directory of insurance providers who may be able to provide quotes over the phone if you have more serious medical conditions. Find more information at MoneyHelper or by calling them on 0800 138 7777.

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