Your holiday insurance, our expertise.
Wherever you are heading in Europe, our European holiday insurance can protect you against unexpected costs, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to enjoy your trip without worry. European Travel Insurance can be added to a Single Trip, Annual Multi-Trip or Backpacker Policy.
There are three types of travel insurance policies that you can choose from:
|Policy Type||Why choose this policy?|
|Single Trip||1 single trip for a maximum of 87 days
Any traveller up to 74 years of age
This policy can be purchased up to 365 days in advance
|Annual Multi trip||Unlimited trips for 12 months
45 days maximum per trip for travellers under 65 years of age
31 days maximum per trip for 65 - 74 years olds
This policy can be purchased up to 31 days in advance of the first trip
|Backpacker||Up to 2 years of non stop travel|
Travellers between 19 - 55 years old
This policy can be purchased up to 60 days in advance
|Countries covered under our European Travel Insurance|
|Poland||Portugal||Republic of Ireland|
With low-cost airlines flying hundreds of routes to the continent each day, a holiday to Europe is easier than ever. But whether you travel by coach, train, ferry or plane, you will want to ensure that you have comprehensive travel insurance should you run into any problems before or during your holiday. Our policies can cover you for personal injury, medical emergencies, cancellation and much more. What is more, you can easily add extras to your policy to ensure you are covered for any pre-existing medical condition, extreme sports, cruises, business trips and weddings
The cost of some flights and accommodation should be reason enough to buy travel insurance with cancellation cover! If you are forced to cancel your trip before it begins or cut it short for reasons beyond your control, our selected travel insurance policies can help you recover the costs for unused travel, accommodation and other pre-paid expenses and arrangements.
On selected policies you can claim up to £1,000 per person if you miss your train, ferry or flight due to circumstances beyond your control, such as industrial action, adverse weather conditions and closure of airspace.
No matter where you travel you are always at risk of losing, damaging or having your baggage and belongings stolen. With our European Travel Insurance you can cover your baggage and belongings for up to £2,000.
A holiday in Europe can be a great time to relax and unwind but if you're looking to do something a bit more adventurous like skiing or mountain biking you will need to add travel insurance for extreme sports. At Essential Travel you will automatically be covered for over 100 sports and activities as standard, even on our cheapest travel insurance policy. However, if you fancy doing something slightly more adventurous you will have the option to add any hazardous sport or activity as you make your way through the booking process.
A pre-existing medical condition shouldn't get in the way of your holiday, that is why we aim to provide comprehensive travel insurance for those who may be turned down by other insurers. As you make your way through the booking process you will be asked to declare any medical condition via our discreet and confidential, online screening process.
The European Health Insurance Card (formally the E111) can be used in EU countries to provide free or reduced cost medical treatment.
Read more about the differences between travel insurance and European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
No matter where you're going in Europe, travel insurance is one of the most important things that you can buy. As soon as you're decided your destination and begun booking, grab a travel insurance policy to suit your needs. Should anything happen along the way that means you have to cancel before you even leave the UK, your policy is likely to cover you. For a more detailed look at how travel insurance can give you peace of mind before you fly, you can read our european destination pages.
Holidaymakers have long been flocking to Greece's mainland and its archipelago dotted throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Near year-round sunshine is of course one of the biggest draws and so too is its history. Often cited as the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece attracts those in search of ancient lands with a magical past. Whether you're travelling with the family, heading to Athens, on an all inclusive holiday, partying with friends or on a cruise to Santorini; you'll give yourself greater peace of mind knowing that you are covered with travel insurance to Greece. Whatever the future holds for this wonderful country, you can sit back and relax knowing that you're covered with an policy for you.
For a full breakdown of our European Travel Insurance cover, please refer to our Policy Wording Booklet.
Customers have scored Essential Travel 8.5 (ratings from 0-10) based on 1551 reviews.
Total Rating: 5/5
Easy to organise, have always used Essential with no problems.
Total Rating: 5/5
Good service. Friendly people who really want to help. Thank you.
Superior Essential Under 18’s
Total Rating: 5/5
Very easy to purchase with all the extras I needed covered.
Essential Plus Backpacker
Essential Travel is a trading name of Holiday Extras Cover Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 828848. Holiday Extras Cover Ltd 05058680 is registered in England and Wales. Registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.
Essential Travel is underwritten by White Horse Insurance Ireland dac who are authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland. To check this you may visit www.centralbank.ie.