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Compare wallet-friendly policies for thrifty travellers


  • Compare single trip and annual multi trip policies, as well as cover for pre-existing medical conditions
  • Single trip policies available from as little as £1.72*
  • Find cover for holiday mishaps like delayed flights, lost possessions and medical costs if you're unwell on your trip

*The cheapest single trip policy is £1.72 (based on 1 adult aged 28 travelling in the UK for up to 3 days). Prices correct on the 01/04/2014.


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What is budget travel insurance?

If you're travelling on a tight budget, costs could add up like there’s no tomorrow and unplanned expenses for things like flight delays or medical bills could really put a downer on your holiday. With the right travel policy, you could be compensated for holiday mishaps like flight delays, lost baggage and it could also help pay for your medical bills if you're ill or injured abroad.

    • It's worth considering the level of cover as well as price when looking for a travel insurance policy
    • If you travel more than twice a year, then an annual policy could work out to be cheaper than a single trip policy. Annual policies start from just £11.45**

**The cheapest annual policy is £11.45 (based on 1 adult aged 28 travelling in Europe). Prices correct on the 01/04/2014.

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What could budget travel insurance cover?

    • Hospital treatment can be surprisingly expensive abroad, but with travel insurance your medical costs and repatriation back home could be covered if you get ill or injured whilst away
    • Your bagspersonal possessions and money could also be covered if they're lost or stolen
    • You could also be covered if you're forced to cancel your trip in an emergency or compensated for extra expenses if your flights are delayed
    • Some insurers could offer scheduled airline failure cover meaning that you could be compensated if your airline goes bust

Unsure when to make a claim? Take a look at our article on when to claim on your travel insurance and make the most of your policy benefits.

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Travel tips

  • Report any pre-existing medical conditions like heart or respiratory conditions
  • Read the small print of your policy before making a purchase, and don't forget to check the excess and exclusions to make sure that you're covered
  • Report any thefts within 24 hours of the incident happening and don't forget to keep receipts and reports to support your claim
  • Consider taking a mixture of cash, prepaid cards and debit/credit cards just to be on the safe side (have a look at our the 5 best credit cards to use abroad if you're not sure which one to get)

Find out how to avoid some costly travel insurance traps by taking a look at our article.

Why compare budget travel insurance at Confused.com?

We are on your side; that's why we compare from up to 44 travel insurers to bring you our best insurance deals, starting with the cheapest, so your budget stretches that little bit further.

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  • Your policy details could be emailed to you within the hour of purchasing!

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