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Under 18 Travel Insurance

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From only £1.18 per Week

  • Teenagers up to 18 years
  • Online Medical Screening
  • Single or Annual Multi trips

From only £1.18 per Week

Under 18 Holiday Insurance

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 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.

Experts' Top Tip - If you are planning an adventurous vacation, opt to top up with Sports, Wintersports or Cruise cover for your more luxurious holidays.

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 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, 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

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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