Ensure your child is ready to take on any adventure. Add extra sports and activities to children's travel insurance that will have them covered whether they're on a school trip or skiing.
Under 17 Holiday Insurance
From only £4.72 per Week
- Teenagers up to 17 years
- Single or Annual Multi Trips
- 100+ Sports no extra cost
- 24hr Emergency Assistance
From only £4.72 per Week
Holiday Insurance for Under 17s
Travel insurance for under 17s embarking on a holiday with friends or to relatives far away is a must. Not only for your teenager's safety and well being, but to stop you from flying over to check up on them. Essential Travel covers your teenager on their Single and Annual Multi Trip policies.
Customise your policy
We also provide cover for a wide variety of sports that can easily be added to your policy. Depending on the safety involved, you have the option of choosing between 4 Sports Grades: Grade 1, covered at no extra cost, is for low risk sports while Grade 4 is for high risk sports and requires an added premium.
Experts' Top Tip - your teenager is named on your Annual travel insurance policy, so they can travel independently of you provided that if they are 18 or under they are accompanied by another adult.
Our travel insurance cover provides your child with:
- Medical Expenses cover: from £2.5 million to £10 million
- Hospital Benefit cover: from £300 to £1,200 per day
- Personal Accident cover: from £7,500 to £30,000*
*Personal Accident cover is reduced for kids under 15.
You can book the entire family on just one policy and everyone can benefit from our comprehensive cover, no matter where you travel - UK, Europe and Worldwide.
Pre-existing medical conditions shouldn't stop you from going on holiday, so we have teamed up with medical specialists, Latitude Travel, to help cover your needs.
Under 17s Medical Cover
We offer medical cover for certain medical conditions as standard. To add extra medical cover that doesn't come standard, complete the quick and easy medical screening process after getting your initial quote and answer the simple questions on your child's condition. We will then quote you a price for the added cover, and you will proceed to payment.
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.
Do You Need to Declare a Medical Condition?
If you have a pre-existing medical condition its vital that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers dont like to think that youve 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. Whats more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that youve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to cover it, so you will be covered medically for anything unrelated to that condition.
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.
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!
By adding Winter Sports to your Single, Annual or Backpacker policy you can take part in over 26 winter sports and be covered for:
Medical: you will be covered for emergency medical expenses that occur should you have an accident and require medical attention including cover for mountain rescue, helicopter rescue costs and repatriation
Equipment: Winter Sports cover also provides peace of mind against any theft, loss or damage to your personal or hired equipment as well as any pre-paid fees.winter sports cover →
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.
Simply add extra golf protection to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy to add extra protection for:
- Your Personal Equipment up to £1000
- Hired Equipment up to £200
- Pre-paid Green Fees up to £300
Self employed or working for a company, if you travel for work you can add extra protection against accidental loss, theft or damage to your business equipment to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policies.
Business cover protects equipment such as cameras, mobiles, laptops that you may need to work or have with you in meetings.business trip insurance →
Sail the seas worry-free by adding extra cover for missed port, cabin confinement and unused excursions to any of our Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip travel insurance policies.
Cruise cover will add extra protection for:
- Extended baggage cover up to £3,500
- Missed shore trips up to £500
- Cabin confinement (due to illness) up to £600
- Valuables up to £700
If you're planning on tying the knot abroad, extra cover for accidental loss, theft or damage to your your wedding clothes, rings, gifts and photos can be added to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy, to help ensure that your special day is everything its meant to be.
- Wedding Clothes up to £1500 per person
- Wedding Gifts up to £1000 per couple
- Wedding Rings up to £250 per person
- Wedding Photographs up to £750 per person
Should you need to claim on your travel insurance an Excess is the amount that you'll have to pay before we pick up the rest of the bill.
Avoid paying any excesses by adding the Excess Waiver option to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy.find out more →
If you've packaged your holiday yourself (without the help of a travel agent) add the Indepentent Traveller add-on will provide cover for additional scenarios such as:
- Extended Cancellation and Curtailment: If you need to cancel or return home early because your booked accommodation becomes unreachable and unusable due to a travel ban or evacuation
- Extended Delayed & Missed Departure: Not only will we pay you for the first 12 hours of delay, we'll also help with pre-paid travel, accomodation & any alternative travel arrangements you may need to make
Travel Insurance Reviews
Customers have scored Essential Travel on average 85% 100 based on 1551 reviews.
Total Rating: 5/5
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This website made the mundane task of sorting insurance out very simple indeed. I selected my choices, was offered it at a great price and immediately received confirmation of my policy. Have used them before and would recommend them to anybody.
Mr Balsom - March, 3 2014
Total Rating: 5/5
Easy to arrange your insurance
I found essential travel insurance ideal for my requirements short trips or longer holidays are catered for easy to arrange and good prices I would recommend this company for all your travel needs.
Mr Conway - Feb 28, 2014
Total Rating: 5/5
Easy to book and good price
I remembered about travel insurance a couple of days before we travelled. I was able to get a quote immediately online and see 3 levels of cover described clearly and in detail. Having chosen what I wanted I was able to pay easily and had immediate peace of mind for our trip.
Ms. Watson - Feb 25, 2014
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