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Whether you're skiing in Vermont, exploring Times Square or unwinding on one of Hawaii's beautiful beaches, Essential can see to your travel insurance needs for the USA.
|Policy Type||Why choose this policy?|
|Single Trip||1 single trip for a maximum of 87 days up to the age of 65
1 single trip for a maximum of 31 days from 66 - 74 years
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 travellers aged 65 - 74 years
Can be purchased up to 31 days in advance
|Backpacker||Up to 2 years of travel|
Travellers aged between 19 - 55 years
Can be purchased up to 60 days in advance
Are you over the age of 74? You can still travel with our holiday insurance for over 74s.
You can tailor your policy according to your travel needs:
Experts' Top Tip - If you are going to the USA for skiing season, it is well worth adding Winter Sports Insurance to cover you for injuries while participating in skiing, snowboarding, piste closure, lift passes and more.
When travelling to the USA with the correct policy, you will be covered for travel in the North America and Caribbean as well as other worldwide destinations that are considered safe for travel by the Foreign and Common Wealth Office (FCO).
While most British citizens benefit from the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) and travel to the US for up to 90 days without a visa, it is necessary to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) at least 72 hours before your flight. It is compulsory to have a valid ESTA when entering the US. For more information, read our ESTA Q&A.
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If you have a pre-existing medical condition its vital that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers dont like to think that youve 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. Whats more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that youve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to cover it, so you will be covered medically for anything unrelated to that condition.
By adding Winter Sports to your Travel Insurance to USA you can take part in over 26 winter sports and be covered for:
Medical: you will be covered for emergency medical expenses that occur should you have an accident and require medical attention including cover for mountain rescue, helicopter rescue costs and repatriation
Equipment: Winter Sports cover also provides peace of mind against any theft, loss or damage to your personal or hired equipment as well as any pre-paid fees.winter sports cover → winter sports cover →
No matter how pro you are, cover for your golf equipment and pre-paid green fees can be added to your USA holiday insurance giving you nothing else to work on except your game.
Simply add extra golf protection to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy to add extra protection for:
Self employed or working for a company, if you travel to the USA you can add extra protection against accidental loss, theft or damage to your business equipment to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policies.
Business cover protects equipment such as cameras, mobiles, laptops that you may need to work or have with you in meetings.business trip insurance →
Sail the seas worry-free by adding extra cover for missed port, cabin confinement and unused excursions to any of our Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip travel insurance policies.
Cruise cover will add extra protection for:
If you're planning on tying the knot abroad, extra cover for accidental loss, theft or damage to your your wedding clothes, rings, gifts and photos can be added to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy, to help ensure that your special day is everything its meant to be.
Should you need to claim on your travel insurance, an Excess is the amount that you'll have to pay before we pick up the rest of the bill.
Avoid paying any excesses by adding the Excess Waiver option to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy.find out more →
If you've packaged your holiday yourself (without the help of a travel agent) add the Indepentent Traveller add-on will provide cover for additional scenarios such as:
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