Prices from £10.40 for 1 week's cover in the USA
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.
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:
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 1056 reviews.
Fast Easy & Value for money
I used this service to arrange travel insurance from my 9 year old grandaughter as I already had mine through my bank account. The whole process took only minutes and the system was very easy to use.
Ms Sue Trezise -
far cheaper and covered more than most other quotes i looked at.
ful package was cheaper than any of the basic quotes i was finding online, we always use these guys for our travel insurance
Miss Batho -
Quick concise service
Have been using for a few years, good competitive price
Mr Cairns -
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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