Worldwide Travel Insurance

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Travel Insurance is a must when you're going away, and is perhaps even more prevalent when you're travelling to far flung destinations where there are higher medical and repatriation costs. In order to find the best worldwide policy for you, it is important that you buy a travel insurance policy that suits your needs. At Essential Travel our Worldwide Travel Insurance can include or exclude North America and the Caribbean, and can be added to a Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip or Backpacker policy.

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Our worldwide travel insurance is ideal for anyone venturing outside of Europe, but no matter your destination, you can find comprehensive cover at low prices. Worldwide Travel Insurance is ideal for anyone taking a career break or a student backpacking around the world, as well as family trips.

Which Worldwide insurance policy do I need?

There are three types of travel insurance policies that you can choose from:

Single Trip Annual Multi Trip Backpacker
Number of trips 1 trip covered Unlimited trips for 12 months 1 continuous trip
Cover Period 87 days up to the age of 65 45 days for under 65s 2 years for ages 19 - 45
31 days for ages of 66 - 74 31 days for ages 65 - 74
Booking notice 1 year in advance 31 days in advance 60 days in advance

Essential Travel Worldwide Insurance can cover you for:

Travel Insurance Australia

Australia is one of the most popular long-haul destinations for Brits. There is so much to do and see in this vast country and its warm climate, sandy beaches and tropical rain forests make it a popular destination for backpackers on their round the world trip and families a like. Whatever your reason for visiting this beautiful country, our travel insurance for Australia can keep you covered should anything happen while you are away.

Travel Insurance USA

Whether you're skiing in Vermont, seeing a show on Broadway or soaking up the sun on the West Coast, you will want to ensure you are comprehensively covered with our travel insurance for USA. Medical expenses and repatriation to North America and the Caribbean are some of the highest in the world, that is why at Essential Travel we can cover pre-existing medical conditions, as well as provide comprehensive emergency medical cover, along with many other extras.

Travel Insurance Thailand

With so much to offer for everyone, it's no wonder Thailand is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Beautiful sandy beaches, vibrant culture, full moon parties and fun activities galore, you can be sure your holiday to Thailand will be the trip of a lifetime. Whatever your reasons for visiting the 'Land of Smiles', we have you covered with our travel insurance for Thailand.

Travel Insurance to Cuba

Where buildings have been left to crumble and colour to fade, culture has boomed. Cuba is one of the most incredible places to see the arts. Music emerge from houses, dance is in the streets and you'll see it everywhere. The Cubano's keep the pulse beating and they will ensure you have an unforgettable time. Whether you soak up the sun on Varadero's sandy beaches, dive the reefs in search of sea life or simply explore the back streets of Havana, you will remember Cuba. Whatever your reasons, we have you covered with our travel insurance to Cuba.

Travel Insurance India

India is like no other country on earth. Home to over a billion people and more than a thousand languages, it has become a melting pot of cultures, religions and ethnicities. Whether you're navigating the verdant backwaters of Kerala by houseboat, or crammed into a train with the cry of 'Chai' passing through the carriages, you will be endlessly amazed by this country. Wherever your heading, don't leave home without comprehensive travel insurance to India.

Travel Insurance Turkey

A mesmerising mix of the exotic and the familiar, Turkey has long been dubbed the 'bridge between East and West'. Its rich history, warm weather and beautiful sandy beaches make it a popular destination among Britons. Whether you are soaking up the sun at a beach resort or exploring the maze of Turkish bazaars, our travel insurance for Turkey can keep you covered should anything disrupt your time away.

Why take out Worldwide Travel Insurance?

Travelling outside of Europe on holiday can be a big adventure for anyone and whether you are a seasoned traveller or fresh out of school on your first solo trip, you will want to ensure that you have a travel insurance policy should anything happen. Personal injury, loss of belongings and cancellations can exist anywhere in the world and the cost to rectify the issue could put you out of pocket more quickly than you imagine. Our Worldwide Travel Insurance policies are cheap yet comprehensive, all designed to suit your individual needs.

Cancellation and curtailment

The cost of some flights to far-off destinations should be reason enough to buy travel insurance with cancellation cover! If you are forced to cancel your trip before it even begins or cut it short for reasons beyond your control, our travel insurance policies can help you recover the costs for unused travel, accommodation and other pre-paid expenses and arrangements.

Missed or delayed departures

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.

Cover for baggage and belongings

No matter where you travel you are always at risk of losing, damaging or having your baggage and belongings stolen. With our Worldwide Travel Insurance you can cover your baggage and belongings for up to £2,000.

Sports and hazardous activities

A holiday is a great time to relax and unwind on a beach, a spa retreat or just sitting and reading. However, if you can't sit still, you probably want to get out and play some sport or take part in another activity. At Essential Travel you will automatically be covered for over 100 sports and activities as standard with our sports insurance, even on our cheapest travel insurance policy. 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.

Travel Insurance for Medical Conditions

A pre-existing medical condition shouldn't get in the way of your holidays, that is why we provide comprehensive Medical travel insurance even 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.

Medical Conditions

UK, Europe and Worldwide

Medical Emergencies

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Single, Annual and Backpacker

Single Trip Travel Insurance

Single Trip Travel Insurance

Comprehensive holiday insurance for those aged up to 64 years old for up to 31 days continuous travel no matter where you travel - UK, Europe and Worldwide.

Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance

Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance

Annual Multi Trip insurance is the ideal option for those who want comprehensive cover for all their trips this year, even those last minute adventures abroad.

Sports Insurance

Pre-existing medical conditions shouldn't stop you from going on holiday, so we have teamed up with medical specialists, Latitude Travel, to help cover your needs.

What Is a Pre-Existing Medical Condition?

What Is a Pre-Existing Medical Condition?

Do you have a pre-existing medical condition that you need to declare to your travel insurance provider? Get advice on pre-existing medical conditions.

When is The Best Time to Buy Travel Insurance?

When is The Best Time to Buy Travel Insurance?

Essential Travel recommends the best time to purchase your travel insurance to make sure your holiday is fully covered and you get the most from your policy.

How To Save on Your Holiday Abroad

How To Save on Your Holiday Abroad

Learn how to cut costs on your holiday insurance & receive exclusive travel insurance discounts. Cover for medical emergencies, cancellation and lost luggage.

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