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✈ Single trip travel insurance

Compare cheap travel insurance policies from just £1.72*


  • Could be ideal cover for less frequent travellers
  • Don't let the excitement of going on holiday distract you from getting travel insurance
  • Compare policies for medical costs, cancellations and lost baggage

*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 single trip travel insurance?

Whether you're going on a city break to Paris or on a last minute holiday to Spain, single trip insurance is an affordable way to get essential coverage for holiday troubles like lost bags, strikes, flight delays and more.

    • In 2011 and 2012, 84% of Confused.com travel insurance quotes were made for single-trip policies (Confused.com research)
    • Don't wait until the last minute to get travel insurance - most people tend to take out single trip travel insurance just before they're about to travel which means that they may not benefit fully from cancellation cover

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What could single trip travel insurance cover?

  • Most travel insurance policies provide a 24 hour helpline offering you support in an emergency
  • Your baggage, personal possessions and money could be covered against damage, loss or theft (make sure you report any losses to the police within 24 hours)
  • It might be worth taking out additional cover if you’re planning to be active on your holiday; scuba diving, skiing, bungee jumping could be considered by an insurer as adventurous sports so make sure you're covered
  • You could also be covered for:

  • Medical treatment and repatriation costs back to the UK could be covered if you get ill or injured abroad
  • If your holiday ends before it begins, cancellation cover means you could claim back the cost of your hotel and flight tickets
  • Many travel insurance providers offer airline failure cover, which could offer protection if your airline goes bankrupt

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Travel insurance tips:

  • It's important that you state any pre-existing medical conditions that you or your travel party may have
  • Single-trip policies usually state a maximum number of days that count as one trip, but a backpacker policy could cover you for longer trips
  • When you buy travel cover, make sure you check how much the excess is. If you try to claim for a £200 lost camera, and your excess is £250, you’ll be left wondering if it’s worth claiming at all
  • If you're planning to make more than two trips in a year, you might find that taking out annual or multi-trip cover is more cost effective for you

Why buy single trip insurance from Confused.com?

The sooner you get travel insurance, the sooner you can relax and indulge in pre-holiday excitement!

  • Compare different levels of cover to suit you
  • Choose from up to 44 single trip travel insurance providers, including brands like Insure and GoFlexicover and many more
  • 9 out of 10 customers would recommend us to a friend, so you’re in good hands**
**Research conducted by Confused.com. Out of 1,441 respondents, 94.2% said they would recommend Confused.com to a friend (January - March 2014).

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