Covid-19 advice:

Where you can go on holiday | Check FCDO updates before you travel

Find out more

Travel insurance explained

Our travel insurance service is on a break

We have temporarily paused this service, but you can head over to our sister company MoneySuperMarket to find a great deal.

Pre-existing medical conditions

We have temporarily paused this service, but you can head over to our sister company MoneySuperMarket to find a great deal.

There's a lot to organise when you're going on holiday, but organising travel insurance should be high on your “to-do” list. With so many companies out there offering so many different options, it can be difficult to break through the jargon and find the right policy. Our guide should help you find the right option for you.

Falling ill while overseas could be disastrous for your bank balance if you don't have travel insurance.

If you fall ill on holiday, or require treatment or an air ambulance back to the UK, costs could easily run into thousands of pounds. An air ambulance from the east coast of America, for example, could cost between £35,000 and £45,000, according to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). So, as a general rule, consider a policy that covers for medical expenses of at least £2million. Be sure to double check that your policy will pay for an air ambulance back to the UK should you need one.

If you are travelling to Europe, you must also ensure that you take your free GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card) with you. This will give you the same rights as local residents to medical care, although it doesn't include things like emergency repatriation.

Latest travel tips and advice

Travel Advice

Your travel insurance questions answered

What's classed as a pre-existing condition? Can you extend your cover? If you're perplexed by your policy, our handy guide to all things travel insurance means you'll never get lost in the legalese again.

Read moreabout Your travel insurance questions answered
Travel Advice

10 reasons to read your travel insurance small print

Read moreabout 10 reasons to read your travel insurance small print
Travel Advice

How to make a successful travel insurance claim

Read moreabout How to make a successful travel insurance claim
Read more from the blog

Get your travel essentials sorted for less

Holidays

Finding the right holiday is much more than getting the cheapest price. Compare thousands of ATOL-protected breaks.

Compare Holidays

Car Hire

Finding the right wheels is much more than getting the cheapest price. Compare a range of car rentals.

Compare Car Hire

Flights

Fly away with an incredible deal. Search and compare a huge range of airlines today.

Compare Flights

Hotels

Whether you’re after boutique in Berlin or affordable in the Algarve, the right hotel is just a comparison away.

Compare Hotels

Parking

Make sure your ride is safe and secure while you’re away. Compare a range of airport parking deals.

Compare Parking

Transfers

Get from A to B hassle free with an affordable transfer. Compare a range of options and save.

Compare Transfers

More travel insurance options

Sign up. Be inspired. Travel.

Subscribe now for hand-picked holiday deals, inspiration and the latest travel tips, straight to your inbox.

Staying safe abroad

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides valuable up-to-date travel advice for British citizens abroad. It is the best resource for reliable safety and security information. You can also find other important details, such as local laws, passport information and visa requirements. Stay safe abroad – check the FCDO before you travel.

For the latest FCDO advice, follow @FCDOtravelGovUK and Facebook.com/FCDOTravel.