Student travel insurance

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Student travel insurance
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What is student travel insurance?

Many countries have private health care systems and will ask for payment details or travel insurance before allowing you to access medical treatment. Taking out student travel insurance could ensure that you get treatment should you fall ill during your travels.

  • Some student travel insurance policies could cover valuable personal items like expensive textbooks, cameras, laptops and tablets
  • They could also cover your key travel documents and money against loss and theft
  • Most policies provide 24/7 emergency helpline wherever you may be on your travels

What does student travel insurance cover?

  • Cancellations cover could protect you against unforeseen circumstances like cancelling or cutting your trip short due to an illness
  • Airline insolvency is offered by most travel insurers and it’s a handy addition to your policy if you fly with low budget airlines, meaning you could be covered if your airline goes bust
  • Medical treatment could be covered if you accidently injure yourself or get ill while abroad
  • Accident, liability and legal expenses could be very useful if you are involved in an accident with someone or someone's property

Types of cover

  • Single trip policies might be more cost effective for those who are planning to go abroad less than twice a year
  • Annual Multi-trip policies are quite handy for those of you who are planning on going abroad quite regularly (most annual policies allow up to 31 days where you could travel consecutively)
  • Backpacker policies offer cover for a single trip that usually lasts many months
  • Winter sports could cover your ski or snowboarding equipment and offer specialist medical treatment if you're away on a winter sports holiday

If you're unsure which cover to go for, why not check out our guide to types of travel insurance cover or take a look at out or answers to common travel questions.

Travel insurance tips:

  • Items such as mobile phones may not be covered by your travel insurance, so make sure you check with your insurer
  • Declare any pre-existing medical conditions that you might have
  • Read the small print of your policy and don't forget to check policy exclusions
  • Drink and drug related incidents may not be covered by your policy
  • Report your items lost or stolen within 24 hours (most insurers require a police report for proof)

Why compare student travel insurance with compares travel insurance from up to 45 UK providers to find the policy that's right for you. We can help you find student travel insurance quickly and easily.

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  • You could preview your travel policy before purchasing
  • Travel policy documents could be emailed to you within the hour

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