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From only £1.18 per Week

  • Teenagers up to 17 years
  • Single or Annual Multi Trips
  • Kids under 2 Travel Free

From only £1.18 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

You have the choice of 4 cover levels and 4 areas of cover so that you only pay for the cover your child needs.

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.

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.

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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!

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