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  5. For UK and ROI residents only

From only £11.96 per Week

  • Kids under 2 go FREE
  • Adults up to 74 years old*
  • Include/Exclude USA & Canada

From only £11.96 per Week

Worldwide Cover

You have a choice of two different price classes for your quote. The high price of medical care in North America causes the Worldwide Excl. the North America and Caribbean policy to work out cheaper than when you are globe trotting to all five continents with the Worldwide Incl. North America and Caribbean policy.

Affordable Worldwide Travel Insurance

If you are seeking to experience a new culture, cuisine, or just different scenery anywhere in the world, Essential Travel provides affordable and comprehensive worldwide travel insurance for that perfect stress-free adventure.

Which policy do I need?

There are three types of travel insurance policies that you can choose from:

Single Trip Annual Multi Trip Backpacker
Number of trips 1 trip covered Unlimited trips for 12 months 1 continuous trip
Cover Period 87 days up to the age of 65 45 days for under 65s 2 years for ages 19 - 45
31 days for ages of 66 - 74 31 days for ages 65 - 74
Booking notice 1 year in advance 31 days in advance 60 days in advance

*We also provide Worldwide Travel Insurance for Over 74s.

Experts' Top Tip - If you are going skiing, Essential Travel offers added cover for a host of wintersports including cover for ski equipment, hire, piste closure and medical emergencies. Find out about extra wintersports protection.

Adjustable Cover

Your cover is adjustable so that you only pay for what you need. The adjustable features include:

  • Optional extras - Existing medical conditions, golf, business, cruise and weddings
  • 4 cover levels - Standard, Essential, Essential Plus, Superior
  • 4 Sports Grades - Grade 1 sports are covered at no extra cost, while you'll need to add extra cover for Grade 2, Grade 3 and Grade 4 cover (higher risk sports)

All of our insurance policies give you access to a multilingual 24 hour Emergency Line should you need any assistance while on holiday.

5 Easy Steps to Book Online

Booking online is quick and easy, even for first timers. Just complete our short 5 step 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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Customers have scored Essential Travel on average 87% 100 based on 1066 reviews.

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