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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.

Different rules may apply in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and it is important that you follow all the rules that apply to you.

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.

*The cheapest Business policy is £2.59 (based on 1 adult aged 31, with no previous medical conditions selecting cover for a business trip and travelling in Europe for up to 3 nights). Prices correct on the 15/02/2021.

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What is business travel insurance?

For a business traveller, a quick recovery from travel mishaps like a lost bag or cancelled flight is essential. A good business travel insurance policy could help you get back on track quickly if anything happens along the way.

What could business travel insurance cover?

  • 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
You could also be covered with standard travel insurance benefits:
  • 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

Travel tips

  • 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

Why compare business travel insurance with Confused.com?

We make your search for good business travel insurance as easy as possible, whilst aiming to save you time and money in the process.
  • 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 serious, pre-existing medical condition

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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