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Weekend Travel Insurance Cover

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  5. For UK and ROI residents only

From only £6.48 per Weekend

  • Up to £2,000 for lost baggage
  • Pre-existing medical cover
    in partnership with Latitude Travel Insurance
  • Medical cover up to £10 million

From only £6.48 per Weekend

Holiday Insurance for Weekend Travel

Essential Travel provides travel insurance cover that helps to keep you, your plans, and your possessions protected, even for short trips. If you're going on a weekend away, simply request a travel insurance quote for the number of days you'll be away with either of our Single Trip or Annual Multi Trip policies.

Single Trip will cover you just for the duration of your single getaway, while Annual Multi Trip will give you year round cover for an unlimited number of weekend getaways - perfect for frequent flyers.

Both quotes provide the following benefits and more:

  • Medical cover - up to £10 million
  • Personal liability - up to £2 million
  • Delayed departure - up to £200
  • Legal expenses - up to £25,000

Travel insurance quotes for Single and Annual Multi Trips are available to all UK or Irish residents up to the age of 74. If you are over 74 years old, find out more here.

Experts' Top Tip - Are you travelling light? Save 10% on your Single Trip travel insurance when you travel with hand luggage only. Read about how to get a discount here.

Tailor your Weekend Cover to suit you

You have a choice to modify your cover by choosing between 4 cover levels and 4 areas of cover so that you only pay for the cover you need during your weekend trip. You can also add extra protection for pre-existing medical conditions, sports, winter sports and more so that you can maximise your holiday experience while staying safe!

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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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