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Under 18 Travel Insurance

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From only £7.22 per Week

  • Teenagers up to 18 years
  • Online Medical Screening
  • Single or Annual Multi trips

From only £7.22 per Week

Travel Insurance for Under 18

Going on holiday unaccompanied is a wild and exciting adventure for young adults, even though their parents tend to worry a bit more than they let on. Taking out the best travel insurance for travellers under 18 is the perfect way to put your mind at ease. Essential Travel covers teenagers 16 to 18 years old on their Single or Annual Multi trip policies.

Customise your policy

We offer travel insurance within the UK, Europe and Worldwide, and 3 trip types: Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip or Backpacker so you only pay for the level of cover you need. Essential Travel also offers cover for over 100 sports as standard. Low-risk Sports Grade 1 activities are covered on our cheap travel insurance policy - Standard Essential - at no extra cost, while higher risk Sports Grade activities require extra cover.

Experts' Top Tip - If you are planning an adventurous holiday, opt to top up with extra sports, winter sports or cruise cover for your more luxurious holidays.

Under 18 travel insurance benefits include:

  • Medical Expenses cover ranging from £2.5 million to £10 million
  • Hospital Benefit cover ranging from £300 to £1,200 per day
  • Personal Accident cover ranging from £7,500 to £30,000

Under 18 Medical Cover

Medical cover for certain conditions is covered at no extra cost. To find out whether your child's condition is included in this policy simply complete our medical screening process on the booking page. You only need to answer a few simple questions on your child's condition. If your child's condition is not one of the conditions covered free of charge, we will refer you to our specialist Medical Travel Insurance partner, Latitude, for comprehensive medical condition cover. For more information please visit our Medical Conditions page.

Ensuring that young adults are covered

Our cover specifies that:

  • Teenagers under the age of 18, under 17 and under 16 are accompanied by a responsible adult on Annual policies
  • Pre-existing conditions are declared during the quotation process

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Add Extra Cover

We all know how children like to play and although some of the activities they get up to are enough to worry you sick, you will find it hard to stop them, especially if their friends are taking part too. With our children's travel insurance you can have peace of mind knowing your child can be comprehensively insured, as well as covering all those other extra sports and activities.

Do you need to declare a medical condition?

If the child you are insuring has a pre-existing medical condition it’s vital that you declare it or you could invalidate the entire policy. 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 have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from the policy. What this means is that you’ve told us about the condition but decided not to cover it, so your child 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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