Travel insurance guides

Read our expert guides to help you find the right cover for your trip.

Find all the information you need below and start comparing travel insurance.

Do I need travel insurance?

Find out how picking the right travel insurance can help prevent you from paying out of your own pocket if disaster strikes.

What does travel insurance cover?

Not sure what your travel insurance policy should include? Here’s everything you need to know before you get comparing.

How much does travel insurance cost?

Find out the average cost of travel insurance so you can budget for your next getaway.

When to buy travel insurance?

Booking a trip away? Read on to find out when to buy travel insurance and what type of policy could be the best fit for your holiday plans.

European cover

Travelling to Europe? Find out how to get the right travel insurance, whether you’re visiting Paris, Rome, Berlin or Madrid.

Worldwide cover

If you’re travelling outside of Europe, to the USA for example, make sure you’ve got the right insurance for your trip.

UK cover

Find out what you can expect from a travel insurance policy that covers trips within the UK.

Motorcycle holiday insurance

Make sure you and your motorbike are properly covered with insurance designed for motorbike holidays.

Pre-existing medical conditions and travel insurance

If you have a pre-existing medical condition it’s likely you’ll still be covered, but there are a number of factors you need to consider – find out more.

Travel insurance and cancer patients

If you’re a cancer patient and you’re looking for travel insurance, we’ve got a dedicated guide to help you find suitable cover.</>

Travel insurance and pregnancy

If you’re off for a relaxing getaway before your baby arrives, you can get travel insurance suited to your needs.

Travel insurance for over 70s

Over 70 and planning a holiday? Take a look at our travel insurance guide to find the policy and the price that’s best for you.

Travel insurance for over 80s

Find cheap travel insurance if you’re over 80 and find out more about how pre-existing conditions could affect your policy.

Travel insurance for students

Find out what should be included on a student’s travel insurance policy and how to find the right cover for your trip.

Travel insurance for children travelling alone

Make sure your child has the right travel insurance for their trip – here’s what you need to know.

Senior travel insurance

If you’re a senior citizen, here’s some specifics about travel insurance that you might want to consider.

Adventurous sports and travel insurance

If you’re going to try an adventurous activity, such as scuba diving or horse riding, a standard policy might not provide the right level of cover.

Water sports and travel insurance

Find out all about travel insurance with water sports cover before sailing, surfing or swimming the high seas.

Winter sports and travel insurance

Whether you plan to ski, skate, ice climb, toboggan or snowboard, read more about your travel insurance options.

Travel insurance for cycling holidays

The way some insurers word cover for cycling while on holiday varies. Find out what travel insurance you need for your cycling holiday here.

Trekking holidays and travel insurance

If you’re interested in hiking, climbing and high-altitude walks abroad, you might want to check out our guide on travel insurance for trekking holidays.

Business travel insurance

What should be included in travel insurance designed for a business trip? And why might golfing cover be included?

Cruise travel insurance

You’ll usually have to add cruise cover onto your standard travel insurance as it adds different elements of cover. Find out more.

Caravan holidays

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.

One-way travel insurance

Moving abroad, or travelling for an indeterminate amount of time? Find out if one-way travel insurance is the best policy for your trip.

Gap year travel insurance

Find out what you’ll need to consider when looking for travel insurance that covers you on a gap year.

Guide to UK camping holidays

If you’re planning a camping trip in the UK, find out how it could protect your trip and what other cover you could get for your adventure.

Insurance for UK boating holidays

A boating holiday might sound relaxing, but make sure you’ve got the right insurance to give you peace of mind for your trip on the waterways.

Working holidays

'Workcations’ are a growing trend, but who would consider working remotely abroad and what would they need to do so?

Holiday packing checklist

Using a checklist can help you make sure that all the essentials are packed and you haven’t forgotten something important. Find out how to prepare and pack for your holiday effectively.

Guide to travelling safely

Follow our simple tips to avoid some of the possible travel pitfalls, so you can enjoy your trip to the full.

How to renew a UK passport

Renewing a UK passport isn’t a complicated process, but it’s worth getting it sorted well before you need to use it next.

Keeping kids safe on holidays

Following some basic steps can keep your family safe on holiday and help you to enjoy some rest and relaxation.

Travel tips for babies, toddlers and young children

When you’re travelling with small children, giving yourself enough time and being prepared makes things much easier. Read our tips on how to make your trip go smoothly.

Schengen travel insurance

Travel insurance isn’t a legal requirement to enter the Schengen area for UK nationals, but it’s recommended. Find out more.

Annual vs single trip travel insurance

If you’ve got more than three trips planned in a year, a multi-trip policy will probably work out cheaper. Find out more.

A guide to hiring a car abroad

In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know before you book your hire vehicle for your next holiday.

Guide to solo travel insurance

If you’re departing off on your own solo adventure soon, it’s really important to make sure you have the right travel insurance in place should you have an emergency while abroad. Knowing you’re covered can give you peace of mind, especially if you’re on your own.

Guide to missed flights

So what can you do if you miss your flight, whether it’s inbound, outbound or a connection, and is it covered by your travel insurance?

Medical cover

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.

Lost and delayed luggage cover

Make sure your policy offers enough baggage cover for lost and delayed luggage.

Flight delay compensation

If your flight is delayed you could be entitled to compensation under EU rules. Find out more, and whether you qualify.

Travel disruption cover

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

Scheduled airline failure insurance

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

Cancellation and curtailment cover

If your trip is cancelled, or you need to cut your trip short, find out how your travel insurance can help.

Doubling up on travel insurance cover

Having two or more insurance policies that cover the same thing could complicate claims and lead to you paying more than you need.

Passport cover on travel insurance

A lost or stolen passport can be expensive to replace - find out the sort of things travel insurance will and won’t offer compensation for.

Cover for cash

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

Gadget cover

If you need to take a valuable gadget with you on your trip, such as an expensive phone, laptop or camera, make sure your travel insurance offers suitable cover.

Ferry cancellation

Make sure you’ve got cancellation cover for your ferry journey and find out what is and what isn’t covered.

Travel insurance for a death in the family

If a family member dies while you’re travelling or before you depart, travel insurance can help to cover the costs of cancellation, delays or returning home at short notice.

Travel insurance policy types explained

Travel insurance can make sure you’re protected against the unexpected. Learn about the different policies available and how to find the right one to suit your needs.

What is ABTA?

Booking a rail, coach or cruise package holiday with an ABTA member can offer you valuable protection if things go wrong.

How to protect your travel documents

From your passport to airline tickets, driving licence to travel insurance details, losing any important documentation while you’re away can be a real inconvenience.

Golf holiday travel insurance

If you’re playing golf on holiday, then a specialist golf travel insurance policy can keep you covered on (and off) the fairway.

Does travel insurance cover terrorism?

If a terrorist attack affects your travel plans, you may not be covered by your travel insurance. Learn how to get the right cover and where to get help and advice if you’re worried about your trip.

Travel insurance - natural disasters and extreme weather

Natural disasters and extreme weather can severely impact your travel plans. Find out what to do if you’re affected, what you might be covered for and how travel insurance can help.

How to get assisted travel at airports

In the UK, if you travel by air and have a disability or mobility difficulties, you’re legally entitled to assistance from your airline and the airport to make your journey smoother and less stressful.

Why holidaymakers skip travel insurance

One in four British holidaymakers don't think they need travel insurance. We asked the nation why this was the case.

Disability travel insurance

Having a disability shouldn’t hold you back from travelling. And with the right insurance in place, you can be confident that you have the cover you need for your next holiday.

Scuba diving travel insurance

Need scuba diving travel insurance? Read our guide before you consider booking your next underwater holiday.

Interrailing travel insurance

Planning a train-hopping adventure across Europe? Here's what you need to know about insurance for interrailing trips.

Quad Biking travel insurance

A standard travel insurance may not cover you to ride a quad bike. Find out what you'll need to do to get covered.

Rock climbing travel insurance

Head for heights? Find out if travel insurance will cover rock climbing and what you can do to get covered.

The most common mistakes when travelling abroad

Getting sunburnt? Drinking too much? Booking bad accommodation? What are the most common mistakes travellers make when holidaying abroad?


Compare travel insurance for Asia and get the cover you need to protect yourself from accidents, illnesses, theft, cancellations and delays.


Whether you’re going to Bali to sightsee, surf, or just relax, it’s always worth looking into the best travel insurance cover for your needs.


Before you hop on a train or plane to Belgium, here’s everything you should know about travel insurance and what you’ll be covered for.


Get the right cover for your trip to Bulgaria.


Compare travel insurance for Brazil and get protection for the trip ahead that includes healthcare, cancellation, and loss and theft.


Travelling to Canada? Make sure you get suitable travel insurance before you go. Read on to learn more and compare quotes.

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands offer everything from sandy beaches to lush volcanic landscapes, but you’ll need travel insurance to make sure you’re protected.

The Caribbean

Compare travel insurance for the Caribbean to make sure you’re protected on your tropical holiday.


Compare travel insurance to find the right policy to keep you safe on your holiday to China.


A trip to Cuba is an unforgettable experience. Find out what you should expect from your travel insurance here


If you’re planning a holiday to Egypt, make sure you get the right travel insurance before you go.


You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to holidaying in Greece – just make sure you’ve got the right travel insurance.


If you’re heading to Iceland, you’ll need travel insurance before you go. Find out more here, and get ready to relax.


Read our guide and get yourself covered with the right travel insurance for India, at the right price.


Wherever in the Emerald Isle you go, make sure you’ve got suitable travel insurance for your Irish break.


Get the right cover for your break in Italy so you can fully enjoy your trip.


Find the right travel insurance for your trip to Japan, whether you’re relaxing in a rural town or exploring a bustling city.


Make sure your much anticipated holiday doesn’t become a nightmare and secure travel insurance before you set off for Mexico.


If you’re heading to Morocco make sure you get the right travel insurance for your trip. Compare prices to get the right cover.

New Zealand

Off to New Zealand? Before you go, make sure you get the right travel insurance – find out more.


Pakistan has lots of attractions to get excited about, so make sure you’ve got the right cover in place.

The Philippines

Compare travel insurance for the Philippines and find cheap quotes offering the cover you need for your next holiday in southeast Asia.


Travel insurance isn’t a necessity for a trip to Portugal, but it could offer you some peace of mind that you covered.


If you’re heading northwards to Russia, make sure you’ve got the right travel insurance – especially if you plan on some winter sports.


Learn more about the travel insurance you’ll need for Singapore and how to find the right policy for your needs.

South Africa

Whether you’re going on safari or taking it easy by the pool, find out what you might need in a travel insurance policy for trips to South Africa


Find the cover you need for the right price as soon as you’ve booked your trip to Thailand – then all you’ll need to worry about is what to pack.


Find the right travel insurance for your trip to the Turquoise Coast by comparing travel insurance for Turkey.


Look forward to your break in Vietnam with peace of mind once you’ve found the right travel insurance.