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Sports Travel Insurance

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From only £12.06 per Week

From only £12.06 per Week

Choose the right sports cover level

Holidays are a great time to get active and over 100 sports are covered as Standard on all of our policies at no extra cost. However, for the more adventurous activities, extra sports travel insurance cover (referred to as Sports Grades) will need to be added to your Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip or Backpacker policy so that you can have fun the safe way.

What are Sports Grades?

For the purpose of our policies, sports and hazardous activities are assigned to a Sports Grade which corresponds to the level of risk involved. The more extreme your sport, the higher the Sports Grade you'll need for your travel insurance. We also provide extreme sports travel insurance for activities such as that bungee jump in Australia.

  • Sports Grade 1 - Activities like cycling, jet-skiing and kayaking don't require extra cover, we cover 110 sports at no extra cost
  • Sports Grade 2 - Activities like bungee jumping, safari and motorcycling (and more) require extra sports cover to be added to your policy
  • Sports Grade 3 - Activities like paragliding and tandem sky diving require extra sports cover to be added to your policy
  • Sports Grade 4 - High risk activities such as off piste skiing, canyoning and rock climbing require the highest level of sports cover

Sports and Activities Insurance
Abseiling Adventure Sports
Boxing Bungee Jump
Cycling Golf Insurance
Motorcycling Mountain Biking
Sailing Scuba Diving
Ski Insurance Snowboarding Insurance
Trekking Water Sports
Winter Sports

All Sports Grades

Add extra sport and activity cover

Get a quote using the form above and once you have chosen your level of cover you will be given the option to add extra cover. Here you will be able to add the sports and activities in which you will be participating.

Winter sports travel insurance

We can provide cover for more than 25 different winter sports including ski travel insurance for on and off-piste skiing. As you make your way through the booking process you will be able to add specialised snow sports cover to your policy giving you extra protection for equipment, mountain rescue, helicopter rescue and repatriation.

Sports Injuries Medical Cover

In the event of a claim, you will be fully covered for any medical costs incurred as a result of an injury while participating in the sport that you have selected to cover. Please note that we can only provide cover for a sport in a non-professional capacity.

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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.

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.

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