From £7.88 for 1 week in Europe
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.
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Sports 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
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
5 Easy Steps to Book Online
Booking online is quick and easy, even for first timers. All you need to do is:
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.
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!
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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