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Under 18 Travel Insurance
From only £1.18 per Week
- Teenagers up to 18 years
- Online Medical Screening
- Single or Annual Multi trips
- 24 hour Emergency Assistance
- UK, Europe and Worldwide
From only £1.18 per Week
Travel Insurance for Under 18
Going on holiday unaccompanied is a wild and exciting adventure for young adults, even though their parents tend to worry a bit more than they let do. Taking out the best travel insurance for travellers under 18 is the perfect way to put your mind at ease. Essential Travel covers teenagers up to 18 years old on their Single or 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 you need. Essential Travel also offers cover for over 100 sports. Low-risk Sports Grade 1 activities are covered on our cheap travel insurance policy - Standard Essential - at no extra cost, while higher risk Sports Grade activities require extra cover.
Under 18 travel insurance benefits include:
- Medical Expenses cover ranging from £2.5 million to £10 million
- Hospital Benefit cover ranging from £300 to £1,200 per day
- Personal Accident cover ranging from £7,500 to £30,000
Under 18 Medical Cover
Medical cover for certain conditions is covered at no extra cost. To add extra medical cover, simply complete the medical screening process with our expert partner Latitude Insurance, answer the simple questions on your child's condition and we will then quote you a price for the added cover, before you proceed to payment.
Ensuring that young adults are covered
Our cover specifies that:
- Children under 2 years go free, provided that they are accompanied by adult who is covered
- Teenagers under the age of 18 are accompanied by a responsible adult on Annual policies
- Pre-existing conditions are declared during the quotation process
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Add Extra Cover
We all know how children like to play and although some of the activities they get up to are enough to worry you sick, you will find it hard to stop them, especially if their friends are taking part too. With our children's travel insurance you can have peace of mind knowing your child can be comprehensively insured, as well as covering all those other extra sports and activities.
Do you need to declare a medical condition?
If the child you are insuring has a pre-existing medical condition its vital that you declare it or you could invalidate the entire policy. 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 have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from the policy. What this means is that youve told us about the condition but decided not to cover it, so your child 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.
By adding Winter Sports to your child's Single or Annual policy they can take part in over 26 winter sports and be covered for:
Medical emergencies: will be covered for emergency medical expenses that occur should your child 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 personal or hired equipment as well as any pre-paid fees.winter sports cover →
Regardless of their handicap, cover for golf equipment and pre-paid green fees can be added to any policy.
Add extra golf protection to a Single or Annual Multi-Trip policy to add extra protection for:
- Personal Equipment up to £1000
- Hired Equipment up to £200
- Pre-paid Green Fees up to £300
Your child can sail the seas worry-free by adding extra cover for missed port, cabin confinement and unused excursions with any of our Single or Annual Multi 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
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 87% 100 based on 1066 reviews.
Total Rating: 5/5
Simple & easy to use website
Easy to understand and use website. No interaction with any staff members so cannot comment...hopefully we won't need to use the insurance but as for setting it up, no problems at all.
Mr Mason - Wed, 06 Nov 2013
Total Rating: 4/4
Helpful customer service staff, straightforward advice
Very happy with the service I received when going through the claims process.
Ms Duncan - Wed, 06 Nov 2013
Total Rating: 5/5
5 stars for the ease of use (website) and fast booking procedure
Getting a proposal was easy. You then only had to make up your mind about the sort of coverage you want and book it accordingly. I decided against the paper documents (sent by mail) just for the reason being I ran out of time as I booked late. Fortunately I didn't have to make use of the services on the spot and therefore cannot comment on that part.
Maika Wolf - Sun, 03 Nov 2013
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