Great Value Travel Insurance
Prices from £6.94 for 1 week's cover in Europe
Customise your policy to suit you - whatever your budget and however you plan to travel.
3 types of policies
4 cover levels to choose from
- Standard - provides medical cover but no cancellation or baggage cover. Ideal for those on a tight budget
- Essential - a comprehensive policy with medical cover but without personal possessions, money and passport cover
- Essential Plus - the Essential policy but with personal possession, money and passport cover included too
- Superior - the complete package and our best seller with the highest cover available for medical, cancellation & baggage!
Add Extra Cover
You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.
Specialist cover can be added to your policy in minutes via our easy Online Medical Screening system.
Take part in over 26 winter sports and cover your equipment, lift passes, ski-school fees & piste closures by adding extra Winter Sports cover to your policy.find out more →
If you want to play sport on holiday, make sure you do so safely by adding the correct sports grade to your policy.
100+ sports are covered at no extra cost on our policies!
Regardless of your handicap, cover for your golf equipment and pre-paid green fees can be added to your policy giving you nothing else to work on except your game.find out more →
Self employed or working for a company, if you travel for work you can add extra cover to protect your business equipment like your work laptop or mobile phone.find out more →
Sail the seas worry-free by adding extra cover for missed port, cabin confinement and unused excursions.find out more →
Customers have scored Essential Travel on average 87% based on 1097 reviews.
Cheap. But not nasty!
I required travel insurance for my 13 year old daughters who are travelling unaccompanied to the USA later this year. Essential was one of the few companies I found that caters for that market and at a surprising low price. The cover is more than adequate although it has to be said that figures for the excess waivers were not so readily traceable. But got that I'd award it five stars. If we have to make a claim this review and the raring could go down as well as up.
B. D. Fileman -
"Essential" is , simply ..................... essential !
This is the easiest way to take out insurance for your annual holiday. There`s no hassle , no hidden terms ,and the price is very , very , competitive.
Mr Gresty -
good quick service
Ms Nutley -
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