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  • From cruise ship to Sunset Strip, make sure your trip goes without a blip
  • Get covered in case your bags are lost, your flights are delayed or if you require medical help when travelling internationally
  • Compare single trip and annual policies, as well as cover for cruises, business trips and winter sports


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What is international travel insurance?

Whether you're a student travelling or studying abroad, visiting your family on a long haul holiday or off on a business trip across the sea, consider getting the right amount of cover for your needs. Your international trip could be covered against holiday mishaps like flight delays, cancellations, loss of personal possessions and costs of medical treatment.

    • 48% of people don't realise that they'd be liable to pay for their own medical bills abroad if they didn't have a policy in place (Foreign Common Office data, 2012)
    • Without travel insurance you could be left out of pocket by unforeseen medical costs if you twisted your ankle on the Great Wall of China or hospitalised with a stomach bug

Which policy type? A single trip policy could be a more cost effective choice if you're going on a one-off trip, but if you're planning on making several trips a year, it might be worth looking into an annual multi trip policy. If you're planning on going on a longer trip duration, then a backpacker policy could cover you for up to 18 months' worth of travel.

What could international travel insurance cover?

    • You could claim back the cost of your hotel, flights and more if you have to cut your trip short or cancel it completely in an emergency
    • Emergency medical treatment could be expensive abroad, so your medical costs could be covered if you are ill or injured abroad
    • Hospital transportation and repatriations back to the UK could also be covered if you're unwell and unable to travel by your pre-arranged transport
    • Your baggage, personal possessions and travel money could be covered against loss and theft
    • Some policies could offer accident, liability and legal expenses cover which could be quite handy should you come to any trouble whilst away

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Travel tips

  • Read the terms and conditions, policy excess and exclusions before buying
  • Declare any pre-existing medical conditions that you or your travel party might have when making a quote
  • Print copies of your travel documents, hotel and flight confirmation
  • Make copies of your travel insurance policy, policy number and emergency contact number
  • EHIC card if you're visiting countries in the European Economic Area (apply for free)
  • Keep receipts and reports for proof of purchase to support any claims you might make
  • Consider taking a combination of cash, prepaid cards and credit/debit cards on your trip (check our top 5 credit cards to use abroad if you're unsure which one to go for)

Why compare international travel insurance with Confused.com?

Wherever your travels may take you, comparing travel insurance with us shouldn't take long. We compare our best insurance deals, starting with the cheapest, so that you've got more time to pack your flip flops and snorkel.

  • We are the UK's first and oldest insurance price comparison site, so we know what we're doing
  • Your policy documents could be emailed to you within one hour of purchase
  • Compare from over 25 travel insurance companies including the AA and Insureandgo
  • We aim to make your trip run as smoothly as possible, that's why we offer a range of travel articles and guides to help you on your journey

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