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What you need to know about travel insurance before you book your next trip

When you're planning a vacation, travel insurance is an important consideration. You want to make sure that you're covered in case of any unexpected problems that may come up, both before and during your trip.

There are many different types of travel insurance policies available, so it's important to understand what each one covers. Our standard travel insurance policy includes things like canceled flights, lost luggage, medical emergencies, and more.

Trip Cancellation/Interruption: This covers you if you have to cancel or interrupt your trip for a covered reason, such as a sickness or injury.

Baggage Loss/Delay: This covers your belongings if they are lost or delayed during your trip.

Emergency Medical Coverage: This provides coverage if you need medical attention while on your trip.

Lost or stolen baggage: This provides cover for your baggage if it is lost or stolen while you are traveling. This coverage includes both checked and unchecked baggage. If your baggage is delayed, you will also be reimbursed for any necessary expenses, such as toiletries and clothing.

  1. Single Trip Insurance: This type of insurance covers a single trip, typically starting from the time you leave home until the time you return. It's perfect for those who don't travel often.

  2. Annual Multi-Trip Insurance: If you travel several times a year, Multi-Trip insurance can provide coverage for all your trips within a year. It's more cost-effective than buying multiple single-trip policies.

  3. Sports Cover: If you're planning on participating in any sports or activities during your trip, this add-on coverage can protect you from any injuries that may occur.

  1. Family Travel Insurance: A family policy covers two adults and their children. This is a cost-effective solution for family vacations.

  2. Business Travel Insurance: This type of policy caters to business travellers, covering items like laptops and providing services like emergency document couriering.

Remember, it's crucial to scrutinise each policy and ensure it aligns with your travel needs and circumstances.

  • While travel insurance provides extensive coverage, it's equally important to understand what is not covered - the exclusions. These can significantly vary among different insurance providers, so it's crucial to read the policy thoroughly. Here are some common exclusions:
  • Pre-existing Medical Conditions: Many travel insurance policies do not cover health issues that you had before you purchased the policy. It's essential to disclose any pre-existing conditions when buying travel insurance.

  • High-Risk Activities: Activities considered high-risk, such as skydiving or bungee jumping, are often not covered. If you plan to engage in these activities, you may need to purchase additional coverage.

  • Unattended belongings: If you leave your belongings unattended during your trip and they are lost or stolen, your insurance may not cover the loss.

  • Alcohol- or Drug-Related Incidents: If injuries or accidents occur while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they often aren't covered by travel insurance.

  • Travel to Risky Locations: Traveling to regions with ongoing conflict, high crime rates, or severe weather conditions might not be covered unless you pay for additional coverage.

  • Cancellation due to Personal Reasons: Not all personal reasons for trip cancellation are covered. For example, changing your mind about the trip or a minor illness may not qualify for reimbursement.


  • Remember, these are general exclusions and may vary from policy to policy. Always read the fine print and clarify with your insurance provider before making a purchase.
  • Travel insurance costs can vary depending on the amount of coverage you need and the price of your trip. dummy Travel insurance  plans typically cost between 4 to 10% of the total trip cost. However, there are budget plans available that may cost less and provide more coverage. Be sure to read what is included in our insurance plans to understand what you're paying for.

  • Travel insurance is a policy that provides financial protection against unexpected events during your trip. It can cover trip cancellations, medical emergencies, lost baggage, and more. You need it to ensure you're not financially burdened by unforeseen circumstances while travelling, which can be costly and disruptive..

  • Travel insurance typically covers trip cancellations or interruptions, medical emergencies, baggage loss or delay, and emergency evacuation, and some policies offer coverage for other events like travel delays, trip curtailment, and personal liability.

  • Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions varies between policies. Some plans may offer coverage if you meet certain criteria, while others may exclude pre-existing conditions. It's crucial to check your policy and, if necessary, purchase additional coverage for your specific condition.

  • It's best to purchase travel insurance as soon as you book your trip. This way, you'll be covered if you need to cancel due to unexpected events. Waiting until the last minute may limit your coverage options.