Cheap Travel Insurance

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No matter where you travel or for how long you go, you will want to find cheap travel insurance that will protect you should anything happen. With so many travel insurance companies to search and so many policies to choose from, trying to know which to select can be a bit of a headache. To help, we've created some comparison tables to show you the rates and benefits of different policies from different companies - scroll down to take a look.

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Standard Essential
Value
Essential Plus
Basic
Cheapest
£9.06 £14.99 £16.47 £17.90 £31.08
Medical Expenses £2,500,000 £2,000,000 £5,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Accident £7,500 x £15,000 £10,000 £50,000
Cancellation Cover x £1,000 £2,500 £500 £5,000
Personal Possessions x £1,500 £1,500 x x
Personal Money x £500 £300 x £500
Personal Public Liability £500,000 £2,000,000 £1,000,000 £2,000,000 £2,000,000
Departure Delay x £30/12hrs (Max. £600) x £200 £250
Missed Departure x x £500 £500 £1,000
Legal Advice x £75,000 £15,000 £25,000 £50,000
24/7 Emergency Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hospital Benefit / 24hrs Up to a Max.£300 £15/night (Max. £600) Up to Max. £600 Up to Max. £500 £50
Premium £9.06 £14.99 £16.47 £17.90 £31.08
Customer Satisfaction 87%† 64%** 87%† 68%** 61%**
Comparing policies direct with individual insurers, travelling 1 August, 2014, for 7 days. Prices correct as of 1 July, 2014.

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Our best seller
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Standard Essential
Cheapest
Basic
Essential Plus
Value
£26.67 £40.73 £43.78 £45.59 £46.49
Medical Expenses £2,500,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £5,000,000 £2,000,000
Personal Accident £7,500 £50,000 £10,000 £15,000 x
Cancellation Cover x £5,000 £500 £2,500 £1,000
Personal Possessions x Optional extra x £1,500 Optional extra
Personal Money x £500 x £300 £300
Personal Public Liability £500,000 £2,000,000 £2,000,000 £1,000,000 £2,000,000
Departure Delay x £250 £200 £100 £10/12h. (Max.£200)
Missed Departure x £1,000 £500 £500 x
Legal Advice x £50,000 £15,000 £15,000 x
24/7 Emergency Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hospital Benefit / 24hrs £300 £50 up to Max. £500 up to Max. £600 £15
Premium £26.67 £40.73 £43.78 £45.59 £46.49
Customer Satisfaction 87%† 61%** 68%† 87%† 64%**
Comparing policies direct with individual insurers, travelling 1 August, 2014, for 7 days. Prices correct as of 1 July, 2014.

Essential Travel is rated on average 87% in 1550 traveller reviews.

*Prices correct as of 1 July, 2014. ** Which? recommended providers survey June 2014. † Trustpilot score based on 1550 independent customer reviews.



Compare cheap travel insurance

The internet makes it very easy to compare the cheapest travel insurance policies, but before searching online decide what you cannot afford to lose should you need to make a claim.

We recommend that a holiday insurance policy should cover:

  • Medical emergency expenses - £2million (Europe) or £5million (Worldwide)
  • Cancellation cover - £1,000
  • Personal possessions - £1,500

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