Travel Insurance is essential for all travellers. TravelHealth.co.uk does not provide its own policies. However, we are happy to link through to a number of Travel Insurance providers who offer solutions for a variety of situations, including those who travel with existing medical conditions, backpackers and trip to specific destinations, and senior travellers.
Before purchasing a policy, make sure that the policy is suitable for your requirements. Read our advice section on purchasing a policy for more detailed advice.
If you are travelling within Europe you should also get a free European Health Insurance Card alongside your travel insurance.
Travel Insurance for General Policies
World Nomads. Simple and flexible – arrange travel insurance on-line, even after you’ve left home. You can also extend and claim on-line, while travelling. World Nomads insurance is designed for adventurous travellers from over 140 countries, with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and 24 hour emergency support when you need it.
Columbus Travel Insurance offers a range of flexible single-trip policies from just £2.69 and annual policies from £22 covering both Europe and Worldwide destinations. Their policies include cover for over 150 sports and activities. For those with a more adventurous streak, many more daring activities can be covered for a small extra premium.
Pre-existing Medical Conditions
AllClear – designed for those with pre-existing conditions. AllClear specialise in providing insurance for travel for people of all ages with pre-existing medical conditions, who find difficulty getting cover elsewhere. AllClear covers almost any pre-existing medical conditions, whether related to disability or age, including diabetes, angina, arthritis, asthma, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, epilepsy and stroke. Travelling companions also covered. UK travellers only.
Staysure is one of the UK’s leading specialist providers of over 50’s insurance for travel offering a wide range of value for money comprehensive health insurance travel policies. Furthermore, Staysure covers over 250 pre-existing medical conditions for travellers aged up to 85. For those who suffer from more than one serious medical condition Staysure can provide specialist health travel insurance policies through medical screening.
Whether you are off on a Gap Year Adventure, taking a break from your career or just traveling for a long period, make sure you protect your plans with Backpacker Insurance.
Trips to Specific Destinations
JS Ski Insurance provides cover for any necessary costs you incur from a specialist local rescue organisation for rescue and emergency transfer to a hospital in the event of an accident whilst you are taking part in Winter Sports.
Policy for the Over 65. JS Insurance offers a number of specialist insurance policies. For the over-65 traveller they offer single trip policies cover European and Worldwide insurance for travel with no age limit. Individual, couple, family and group policies are available, as are 24 hour Emergency Medical Assistance and cover for Holiday Abandonment.