Single-trip insurance covers a single holiday - so your insurance lasts until you return home.
These policies usually stipulate a maximum number of days that count as one trip. So if you’re going on a particularly lengthy jaunt, check to see your trip doesn’t exceed the limit. Alternatively, you could look into backpacker insurance, which tends to cover you for longer trips.
Single-trip policies are ideal if you’re only making one trip in a year. But if you’re likely to make more than two trips in a year, then you may find taking out an annual policy is more cost-effective.
Check out our guide to single trip versus annual cover
if you’d like more information.