Travel insurance guides: Index

Our guides give you the facts so you can make an informed choice when you compare travel insurance policies and providers.

 

A beginner's guide to travel insurance

Learn about the basics and the different policy and cover options available for your trip.

A beginner's guide to travel insurance »


Adventurous sports insurance

If you're planning a spot of free running or sky surfing, a standard policy might not provide the right level of cover...

Adventurous sports insurance »


Annual travel insurance

If you take several holidays a year then a multi-trip policy could best suit your needs.

Annual travel insurance »


Backpackers' travel insurance

Get the right cover and peace of mind for your journey of discovery.

Backpackers' travel insurance »


Baggage cover for lost and delayed luggage

Does your policy offer baggage cover for lost and delayed luggage? Is the cover level enough? And are there other options?

Baggage cover for lost and delayed luggage »


Business travel insurance

Find out more about the differences between business and standard travel insurance, and why you should check you're covered by your employer.

Business travel insurance »


Cancellation cover

Cancellation cover can be a blessing if the unexpected happens and you can't make your trip.

Cancellation cover »


Cover for cash on travel insurance

If you have cash lost or stolen on your holiday or trip, how much cover will your travel insurance offer? Find out more and get tips for keeping your money secure.

Cover for cash on travel insurance »


Cruise travel insurance

Cruise cover will differ from a standard holiday policy... Read our guide to find out more.

Cruise travel insurance »


Family and group travel insurance

A family or group travel insurance policy may be a better way of arranging holiday cover than taking out individual travel policies.

Family and group travel insurance »


Frequently asked questions on travel insurance

Get the answers to FAQs on travel insurance.

Frequently asked questions on travel insurance »


Gap year travel insurance

Find out the specifics you need to consider on a gap-year policy.

Gap year travel insurance »


Holiday curtailment cover

If you need to return home unexpectedly from a holiday, will travel insurance help you out? Find out more about holiday curtailment cover.

Holiday curtailment cover »


How to avoid travel insurance claim rejections

Find out the most common reasons for the rejection of claims, including areas such as theft, pre-existing medical conditions, alcohol and dangerous sports.

How to avoid travel insurance claim rejections »


Insurance cover at festivals

If you're going to a festival, do you have personal possessions insurance away from home that adequately covers your valuables?

Insurance cover at festivals »


Long-stay travel insurance

Most travel insurance policies will have a maximum trip length, typically 31 days. What are your options for longer trips and vacations?

Long-stay travel insurance »


Medical cover and travel insurance

Medical cover is at the core of every travel insurance policy, and should protect you if you fall ill or are the victim of an accident while on holiday. Find out more...

Medical cover and travel insurance »


Passport cover on travel insurance

If your passport is lost or stolen it can be expensive to replace - find out the sort of things travel insurance will and won't offer compensation for.

Passport cover on travel insurance »


Scheduled airline failure insurance

A standard policy might not cover the cost of your flight tickets if your chosen airline goes bust - but scheduled airline failure insurance (Safi) will.

Scheduled airline failure insurance »


Senior travel insurance

If you're one of our more senior citizens there are some specifics about holiday cover that you need to consider.

Senior travel insurance »


Single trip travel insurance

If you take just one holiday or a handful of trips a year, single trip policies may be the best deal for you.

Single trip travel insurance »


Skiing and winter sport insurance

Heading for the slopes? Whether you plan to ski, skate, ice climb, toboggan or generally slide around, read more about your insurance options.

Skiing and winter sport insurance »


Top tips for saving money on travel insurance

Get the right cover at the right price with our advice on how to find cheaper deals.

Top tips for saving money on travel insurance »


Travel disruption cover

Travel disruption cover could help you claim compensation for things like enforced stay, unused travel and accommodation and loss of enjoyment.

Travel disruption cover »


Travel insurance for a caravan holiday

Whether you're staying in a static caravan in the UK or taking your home from home to Europe, make sure you've got the right travel insurance for your needs.

Travel insurance for a caravan holiday »


Travel insurance fraud

Significant numbers of UK holidaymakers risk gaining a criminal record by committing fraud with their claims. Find out more...

Travel insurance fraud »


Travel insurance with medical conditions

If you have a pre-existing medical condition it should still be possible to arrange cover, but there are a number of factors you need to consider. Learn more, and read our dedicated article on travel insurance for cancer patients.

Travel insurance with medical conditions »


UK travel insurance

If you're taking a trip in this country, have you thought about arranging cover?

UK travel insurance »


Winter travel insurance guide

Whether you're heading to the snow or sun, you need the right insurance for winter travel - read our guide and compare quotes.

Winter travel insurance guide »


You may also be interested in:

ABTA protection

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) can offer valuable services and support to supplement travel insurance if you've been left unhappy with a holiday experience.

ABTA protection »


ATOL protection

Find out about the Air Travel Organisers' Licence (ATOL) scheme and how it could protect you when booking a flight and going on a holiday.

ATOL protection »


Boat insurance

Boat insurance is likely to be needed for most sea, river and canal vessels, whether you use the boat as a home or for leisure. Find out more about the options.

Boat insurance »


Credit cards for holidays

What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a credit card to purchase your holiday and for your spending when you're abroad? Read our article and compare cards dedicated for use abroad.

Credit cards for holidays »


Doubling up on insurance cover

If you have two or more insurance policies that cover the same thing, so-called contribution clauses could complicate claims and lead to you paying more than you need.

Doubling up on insurance cover »


European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Find out what the EHIC does and doesn't cover, where you can get one, and why it can be invaluable to carry as well as insurance.

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) »


Flight delay compensation

If your flight is delayed you may be entitled to compensation under EU rules. Find out more, and whether you may qualify for back-dated compensation...

Flight delay compensation »


Golf insurance

The popularity of golf is reflected in the size of the golf insurance market, but before paying for such cover consider the protection you may have from other sources.

Golf insurance »


Guide to driving abroad

Know the legal and insurance requirements if you're driving abroad, including specific information on driving in Europe and Green Cards.

Guide to driving abroad »


Guide to Esta

Esta (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) is part of the USA's visa waiver programme and you'll need to apply if you're heading to the States.

Guide to Esta »


Guide to haggling

When can you haggle, how do you do it, what is it appropriate to barter for and can you make savings? Find out more in our guide.

Guide to haggling »


Holiday checklist

Print off or download our one-page holiday checklist so you have the essentials to tick off when packing and travelling.

Holiday checklist »


Holiday loans

Compare holiday loans, considering their advantages and disadvantages and alternative options to fund your travel.

Holiday loans »


Holiday packing tips

Beat excess baggage charges by reading our top 10 hints for packing your holiday bags, featuring the expert advice of two maths professors.

Holiday packing tips »


How to get the best exchange rates on travel money

Our tips to get the best exchange rate on travel money, whether it's dollars, euros or another currency, and find out about peer-to-peer currency exchange.

How to get the best exchange rates on travel money »


How to make cheap phone calls when abroad

Going away and think you'll use a phone? Knowing your options and pre-travel research will help prevent high call costs and nasty surprises.

How to make cheap phone calls when abroad »


Pet insurance when travelling

The right pet insurance can offer protection when travelling with your animal and/or holiday cover to insure the cost of the vacation itself.

Pet insurance when travelling »


Travel infographics guides index

Get entertainment and enlightenment with a travel twist from Gocompare.com's collection of infographics and interactives.

Travel infographics guides index »


 

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