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*The cheapest single trip policy is £1.37 (based on 1 adult aged 28 travelling in the UK for up to 3 days). Prices correct on the 10/03/2015.

Travel insurance

At Confused.com, we compare up to 46 travel insurance providers to help you find the policy that suits you best.

Whether you're looking for a single or annual trip policy, backpackers insurance, cover for over 50s or pre-existing medical conditions, policies can be compared in minutes and you could have your documents emailed to you within an hour.

To help you further, when you get a quote, we show Defaqto star ratings (a rating by the independent financial researcher) next to each insurer, which could help you make a more informed decision, quickly.

What is covered?

  • Emergency medical expense
    If you fall ill on holiday and need to seek medical assistance, travel insurance could cover the cost of treatments as well as transportation back to the UK if needed.
  • Baggage and personal possessions
    A policy could cover accidental loss, damage or theft of your luggage, other personal possessions and money.
  • Cancellations
    If your flight is cancelled or you have to cut your trip short due to family bereavement or illness, a policy could cover any costs.

Most policies offer a 24-hour helpline that provides worldwide support and advice to help you deal with your emergency.

Are there any exclusions?

  • Failure to report stolen or lost possessions
    Lost or stolen items should be reported to the local police within 24 hours, otherwise you may invalidate the terms of your cover if you try and make a claim.
  • Failure to declare pre-existing medical conditions
    Insurers may refuse claims if you fail to declare any pre-existing medical conditions for you or any of your travelling party.
  • Alcohol or drug related incidents
    Most policies are unlikely to cover incidents involving alcohol or drugs.

  • Activities and winter sports
    If you plan on taking part in activities like winter sports, check your policy wording to see whether they are covered. If your policy doesn’t cover it, you can look for policies including winter sports cover by selecting the option when getting a quote.

How much cover do I need?

  • How much is my luggage worth?
    The value of things like clothes, jewellery and gadgets can soon add up, meaning you may need more cover than you think. Try and work out roughly how much your luggage is worth before getting a quote to give yourself a better idea how much cover you may need.
  • I’m going skiing, will that affect my cover?
    First you should check whether winter sports or other adventure activities are covered by your policy. If you’re not covered, there’s an option to view policies offering winter sports in our quote process. As well as cover against injury, you’ll want to check whether your gear is covered against loss or damage.
  • I’m going on a cruise, will this make a difference?
    Cruise holidays may not necessarily be covered by all insurers. Check the terms of conditions of your chosen policy to see whether it’s included. If it’s not, you can tick the cruise holiday option when getting a quote to find insurers who do.
  • More questions? Read our guides and FAQs for more information.

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