Prices from £10.40 for 1 week's cover in the USA
Holiday Insurance for the USA
Whether you're skiing in Vermont, exploring Times Square or unwinding on one of Hawaii's enticing beaches, Essential Travel sees to your travel insurance needs for the USA.
Which Policy Do I Need?
|Policy Type||Why choose this policy?|
|Single Trip||1 single trip for a maximum of 87 days up to the age of 65
1 single trip for a maximum of 31 days from 66 - 74 years
Can be purchased up to 365 days in advance
|Annual Multi trip||Unlimited trips for 12 months
45 days maximum per trip for travellers under 65 years of age
31 days maximum per trip for travellers aged 65 - 74 years
Can be purchased up to 31 days in advance
|Backpacker||Up to 2 years of travel|
Travellers aged between 19 - 55 years
Can be purchased up to 60 days in advance
Are you above the age of 74? You can still travel with our holiday insurance for over 74s.
Customise your policy to your needs
You can tailor your policy according to your travel needs:
- Choose between 4 types of cover (Standard, Essential, Essential Plus, Superior)
- Add extra cover (pre-existing medical conditions, golf and cruise cover)
- Choose between 4 Sports Grades (Grade 1 sports are covered at no extra cost)
Experts' Top Tip - If you are going to the USA for skiing season, it is well worth adding extra wintersports protection to cover you for injuries while participating in wintersports, piste closure, lift passes and more.
Which destinations am I covered for?
When travelling to the USA with the correct policy, you will be covered for travel in the North America and Caribbean as well as other worldwide destinations that are considered safe for travel by the Foreign and Common Wealth Office (FCO).
Visa Waiver Programme and ESTA
While most British citizens benefit from the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) and travel to the US for up to 90 days without a visa, it is necessary to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) at least 72 hours before your flight. It is compulsory to have a valid ESTA when entering the US. For more information, read our ESTA Q&A.
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 1184 reviews.
Easy to use
The site is easy to use. The forms, and questions are clear and the process is quite fast.
Mrs Walsh -
Easy to do online very easy application form hassle free would recommend to anyone
Miss Rickard -
brilliant,so easy to do
i will always go for this because it is so reasonably priced,the cover is just what i need for peace of mind
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Your Insurance, Our Expertise
Find the right travel insurance for your needs with Essential Travel's Expert Tips:
5 reasons to book with us
- Pay less for great cover
- Customise your policy
- Online medical screening
- Receive instant cover
- Read reviews and book with confidence
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