Coronavirus (Covid-19) - important information 2nd March 2021
You'll be unable to get a quote for single trip or backpacker policies to international destinations for trips that start before 17th May 2021 on this website. If you're travelling in the UK, you'll be unable to get a quote for single trip or backpacker policies for trips that start before 12th April 2021.
You can only travel if you're legally permitted to do so. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has more information.
If you travel against FCDO advice, you won't be covered by any travel insurance policy you buy. If this advice remains in place after 12th April for the UK and 17th May for international destinations, and you choose to travel, you won't be covered.
For travel advice on your destination, you should check the FCDO for the latest information.
If you have any queries, you should check your policy wording or contact your chosen provider before you buy.
- Your suit, gadgets and travel documents could be covered against loss or damage
- An annual multi trip policy usually allows you to take as many trips as you like within a one year period (each trip typically covered for up to 31 days)
- Pre-existing medical conditions, cruises and winter sports policies are available
- Personal belongings and business equipment - your laptop and tablet could be covered
- Extra travel expenses if you miss any connections during your outward or final return journey home
- You could be reimbursed for any costs as a result of cancelled flights or if the airline goes bust
- Some policies could also offer golf clubs and other sports equipment cover as standard
- Medical treatment and transportation costs back to the UK if you're ill or injured whilst away
- Your money and travel documents could be covered if they are stolen or lost
- With trip cancellations and curtailment, you could be covered if you need to cancel or cut your trip short
- You could also receive accident, liability and legal cover if your find yourself in trouble on your trip
- Declare any existing medical conditions that you might have
- If your items are lost or stolen make sure you report them within 24 hours, provide proof of the police report, evidence of ownership and value (such as receipts)
- Check the small print, policy exclusions and excess so you know what you're getting with your policy
- We were the UK’s first insurance price comparison site, so we are experts when it comes to insurance
- Compare quotes in minutes from big brands like Coverwise and Insurance republic
- We have a range of different articles and travel guides to help you on your travels
If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you can still get a quote through Confused.com. These conditions could include cancer, stroke, serious heart, respiratory and terminal conditions.
Some insurers might not cover you if you already have a serious medical condition, or if you have a number of conditions. Others might only offer insurance at a much higher price. If you're unable to find suitable cover, the Money and Pension Service (MaPS) has also set up a directory of insurers willing to cover customers with pre-existing medical conditions.
You can contact the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) or you can telephone 0800 138 7777.
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