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From only £7.88 per Week

From only £7.88 per Week

Holiday Insurance for Children

Essential Travel's affordable and comprehensive children's travel insurance is suited to provide complete protection for your child while on holiday. Our children's travel insurance quote covers children travelling independently up to 18 years old on our Single Trip or Annual Multi Trip policy as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult on Annual policies.

Our Customers Say -  Easiest company to deal with for children's travel insurance. I tried several 'known' insurance companies and made lots of Google searches to try to get travel insurance for my 5-year-old grandson for when he is coming on holiday with us without his parents. For all my efforts this was the only company I could find that allowed an online application and the order was dealt with in minutes. I won't say how much it cost for an 8 day European travel insurance for the 5-year-old, other than to say it was way lower than my expectations. Superb company to deal with - William Robb, United Kingdom .

Customise your policy

We offer 4 levels of cover so that you only pay for what you need, no matter where you travel.

Sport can also be added easily to any policy; as long it is safe for children to take part in a certain activity, you can choose between 4 levels of sports cover, from low risk sports (grade 1 - for free) to high risk sports (grade 4 - additional premium).

Experts' Top Tip -  To save you more to spend on holiday, children under the age of 2-years-old go free on your family travel insurance policy.

Our travel insurance policies provide you with:

  • Medical Expenses cover: from £2.5 million to £10 million
  • Hospital Benefit cover: from £300 to £1,200 per day
  • Personal Accident cover: disability cover from £7,500 to £30,000

Medical Conditions

Additionally, we provide extra medical cover for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions that you can add to your child's travel insurance quote. All you have to do is complete the quick and easy medical screening process after getting your initial quote. Once you've answered the questions on your child's condition, you will receive a quote for the added cover.

Tips for children flying alone

Make sure you check with your airline before you buy your ticket. Most airlines allow a child under the age of 18 to fly alone, and the rules and restrictions are different for each airline.

Common restrictions for children flying unaccompanied

While the number and type of restrictions vary by airline, typical restrictions may include the following:

  • Only allowing unaccompanied children on nonstop flights
  • Not allowing unaccompanied children on the last flight of the day for that destination
  • Requiring earlier check in
  • Charging adult fares or additional fees for unaccompanied children

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Add Extra Cover

You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.

Do You Need to Declare a Medical Condition?

If you have a pre-existing medical condition it’s vital that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers don’t like to think that you’ve hidden things from them and you may be surprised to find out that many common medical conditions such as allergies can be added without any additional cost. What’s more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that you’ve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to cover it, so you will be covered medically for anything unrelated to that condition.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

Specialist cover can be added to your policy in minutes via our easy Online Medical Screening system.

Do You Need Extra Sports or Specialist Cover?

A decent policy will include cover for many sporty or adventure activities as standard. However the more adventurous or dangerous the activity, like winter sports, the more likely it is that you will need to purchase additional sports insurance. You can customise your policy further a number of other specialist add-ons.

Hazardous Sports and activities

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!

Travel Insurance Reviews

Customers have scored Essential Travel on average 87% 100 based on 1066 reviews.

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