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.
- Medical treatment and hospital costs could be covered if you injure yourself or fall ill abroad
- Emergency transport and your journey home could be covered should you injure yourself during your travels
- Cancellations cover could protect you should you cancel or cut your trip short in an emergency
- Your important travel documents, cash and personal belongings could be covered if you accidentally lose them
Check out our guide if you're not sure how claiming on your travel insurance works.
- Don't base your choice purely on price; make sure that the policy you choose covers all your needs
- Read the small print of your policy, including exclusions such as extreme sports and incidents arising from the use of alcohol or drugs
- Declare any pre-existing conditions that you have, otherwise your cover might not be valid if you try to make a claim
If you have a travel related question, then why not take a look at one of our travel insurance guides to help you with your trip.
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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