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Finding cheap travel insurance is by no means an easy feat. Your insurance needs to have the right levels of cover to ensure you don't find yourself out-of-pocket from a situation you have no control over. With this in mind, it's important to be thorough when comparing insurance providers to ensure you're getting the best deal available; a good price for a good level of cover. 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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Everyday value
Standard Essential
Essential Plus
Basic
Cheapest
£10.15 £14.26 £21.39 £17.90 £31.08
Medical Expenses £2,000,000 £2,500,000 £5,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Accident £x 7,500 £15,000 £10,000 £50,000
Cancellation Cover £1,000 x £2,500 £500 £5,000
Personal Possessions x x £1,500 x x
Personal Money x x £300 x £500
Personal Public Liability £200,000 £500,000 £1,000,000 £2,000,000 £2,000,000
Departure Delay 10/12hrs (Max. £200) x £100 £200 £250
Missed Departure x x £500 £500 £1,000
Legal Advice x x £15,000 £25,000 £50,000
24/7 Emergency Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hospital Benefit / 24hrs 15/day (Max. £600) Up to a Max.£300 Up to Max. £600 Up to Max. £500 £50
Premium £10.15 £14.26 £21.39 £17.90 £31.08
Customer Satisfaction 64%* 95%† 95%† 68%* 61%*
Comparing policies direct with individual insurers, for one 25-year-old travelling 1st - 8th August, 2018. Prices correct as of 22nd November, 2017.

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Standard Essential
Cheapest
Basic
Essential Plus
Everyday value
£26.67 £40.73 £43.78 £45.59 £35.27
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 £35.27
Customer Satisfaction 95%† 61%* 68%* 95%† 64%*
Comparing policies direct with individual insurers, travelling any time for one year from 1st August 2018. Prices correct as of 24th November 2017.
*Which? recommended providers survey June 2014. † Trustpilot score based on 1,647 independent customer reviews.



Compare cheap travel insurance - our tips

The internet makes it very easy to compare the cheapest travel insurance policies, but it's useful to have an understanding of what your insurance should be offering you before you make a purchase. Before searching online, it's a good idea to reflect on what your insurance priorities are - the things you cannot afford to lose should you find yourself in a situation where you need to make a claim.

We recommend that a good holiday insurance policy should offer levels of cover with at least:
  • Up to £2 million for medical emergency expenses (or £5 million for those travelling Worldwide)
  • Up to £1,000 for cancellation
  • Up to £1,500 for personal possessions

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