All persons to be insured must reside at a permanent address within the EEC ( Excluding Switzerland, Russia, Belarus, Montenegro and the Ukraine) to be eligible for cover.
Can I take out this insurance if I am already travelling?
If cover is purchased after an Insured Person has departed their home to commence their journey, there is a fixed period of 48 hours prior to cover commencing. For cover to apply the Already Travelling extension must be shown on your Booking Invoice or Validation Certificate (as applicable). Any illness arising during this initial 48 hour period will be an excluded Pre-existing Medical Condition. In the event of serious injury in connection with an accident, you will be covered from the date you take out cover subject to the accident being independently witnessed and also verified by a Medical Practitioner.
There is no 14 Day Cooling off Period and no premium refund will be made if the insured Person has already travelled.
Definition of a couple
A couple is defined as 2 adults who have been permanently living together at the same address for more than six months, who intend to travel together.
If you do not qualify as a couple, please select individual(s)
Annual Multi-Trip Durations
Annual Multi Trip policies are designed for multiple short holidays leaving from and returning to your home country.
Annual Multi Trip trip limits:
Standard policy - 30 days
Premier policy - 70 days
If you need continuous cover for a year (home visits allowed on policies over 4 months long) select Single Trip or One Way. You can travel around as much as you like, to as many different countries as you like, with a Single Trip or One Way policy.
One Way Trip
Please note a Single Trip policy can cover travels with no return ticket booked, a One Way policy is intended for:
Emigrating to new country where you intend to permanently live
Returning to your home country permanently
All cover ceases upon arrival at final destination
Select the type of policy most suitable for your needs.
Single Trip: A flexible policy with no limits on how many countries you visit or how long you’re away for. Suitable for all types of travel whether it be short term/long stay or backpacking. No return ticket required and unlimited home visitsoffered on policies over 4 months long.
One Way Trip: Means you are Emigrating to a new country where you intend to live permanently or, returning to your home country permanently. Cover will end upon arrival at your final destination.
Annual Multi-Trip: This policy covers an unlimited number of trips throughout the 12 month Period of Insurance. Each trip has a maximum stay validity depending on the type of policy chosen. For example, for Standard Policies, the maximum duration of any trip shall not exceed 30 days and for Premier policies, the maximum duration of any trip must not exceed 70 days.
If you are already travelling it is not possible to purchase the annual multi-trip policy.
Europe: Europe means the continent of Europe West of the Ural Mountains, and includes the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, Iceland, Jordan, Madeira, the Canary Islands, the Azores and Mediterranean Islands as well as all countries bordering the Mediterranean.
Australia & New Zealand: a) For any period of cover purchased, a 48 hour stop-over anywhere in the World for both outward and return travel will be included. b) If the period of cover purchased is two months or more, a stop-over of 7 days/nights anywhere in the World will be included.
Worldwide excluding North America & Mexico: (North America means the USA, Canada & Mexico.) a) For any period of cover purchased, a 48 hour stop-over anywhere in the World for both outward and return travel will be included. b) If the period of cover purchased is two months or more, a stop-over of 7 days/nights anywhere in the World will be included.
Worldwide including North America & Mexico: Worldwide means anywhere in the World including the USA, Canada & Mexico.
Automatic Trip Extension If the Insured Person is prevented from completing their travel before the expiration of this Insurance as stated under the Period of Insurance on the Booking Invoice or Validation Certificate (as applicable) for reasons which are beyond their control, including ill health or failure of public transport, this Insurance will remain in force until completion but not exceeding a further 31 days on a day by day basis, without additional premium. In the event of an Insured Person being hijacked, cover shall continue whilst the Insured Person is subject to the control of the person(s) or their associates making the hijack during the Period of Insurance of a period not exceeding twelve months from the date of the hijack.
Please ensure you arrange cover for the entire duration of your travel
Where you normally reside
Where do you normally reside? Where do you normally reside? Please use the drop down box to choose your country of residence. Note we can only insure residents of the UK & EEA Countries. Can I take out this Insurance if I’m already abroad? If you are normally a resident of the UK or EEA Countries and your insurance has run out, you may take out cover online with us. This is on the understanding that nothing has occurred at the time of taking out the cover which has led to a claim or may lead to a potential claim. Note you cannot take out our Multi-Trip Insurance if you are already abroad. Do you have minimum residency requirements? No. If you are, for example, a British Passport holder and have right of abode in the UK, we are not concerned as to how many months in the past year you have been in the UK provided at the time of arranging this insurance you have a UK residential address.
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Cover for 156+ Activities
Whether you'll be scuba diving, kite surfing, jet skiing, bungee jumping, solo skydiving, trekking above 2,500m or kayaking, our Activity Packs can cover various levels of adventurous sports.
Big Cat’s Winter Sports Extension provides great-value cover for those wishing to make the most of the snow. As well as standard skiing and snowboarding, you’ll be covered for cat skiing, snow skiing, cross-country skiing, off-piste skiing / snowboarding, and snowmobiling.
Helicopter Rescue Included
We know that safety is paramount when partaking in Extreme Activities. So you can rest assured that if something happens and you need to be helicoptered away, we’ve got you covered.
Up to £10m Medical Cover
24 hour Emergency Helpline
Cancellation & Baggage Cover
Claim while Abroad
Extreme Sports Travel Insurance
For those wishing to push the limits of adventure, we can offer you our Extreme Activity Pack which provides cover for the following activities:
Canyoning, trekking over 4,600 metres, BMX cycling, paragliding, gliding, parapenting, hang gliding, parascending, hiking over 4,600 metres, rock climbing, kite surfing and lots more. For a full list of activities covered please follow this link.
The Extreme Activity pack also includes cover for all activities included in the Activity Pack.
Key Features of Extreme Sports Travel Insurance:
Cover for over 156 sports and activities.
Emergency Medical and Repatriation Expenses up to £10 million.
Emergency Dental Cover.
Cover duration of up to 24 months.
Gadgets & Valuable Cover
One Way Travel.
No return ticket requirement.
Free Home visits.
Policy Extensions whilst still travelling.
156+ Sports and Activities.
Winter Sports Cover.
Loss of Passport & Visa replacement costs.
Our most popular policy for paragliding is our annual multi-trip policy with the extreme activity pack included. This allows for multiple trips throughout the year (capped at 30 days or 70 days per trip) and paragliding cover on each trip. Medical expenses, repatriation & helicopter rescue are all included. You can also choose a single trip policy, for a short-term policy with the extreme activity pack included, to cover a one-off trip.
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Personal Accident cover isn’t quite what it sounds like. If you have an accident and fall over and break your wrist, that’s covered under normal Medical Expenses. Personal Accident is basically: Loss of sight, loss of limb or permanent disablement.
What the Policy says under Section B. Personal Accident:
In the event of the Insured Person sustaining bodily injury arising wholly and exclusively from violent accidental external and visible means which injury shall solely and independently of any other cause result in his/her death or disablement within twelve calendar months of the injury, the Insurer hereby agrees to pay up to the amount shown in the Table of Benefits applicable to the type of policy purchased and shown on the Validation Certificate.
A) the death benefit payable is reduced to £1,000 if the Insured Person is under 16 years of age or 66 years of age or over at the time of death B) the total compensation in respect of any one Insured Person shall not exceed £10,000 for BUDGET Policies, £15,000 forSTANDARD Policies or £25,000 for PREMIER Policies.
Loss of Limbs: loss or severance at or above the wrist or ankle or total permanent loss of use of an entire arm or leg.
Loss of Sight: total and irrecoverable loss of sight which shall be
considered as having occurred:
a) in both eyes if your name is added to the Register of Blind Persons on the authority of a fully qualified ophthalmic specialist.
b) in one eye if the degree of sight remaining after correction is 3/60 or less on the Snellen Scale.
Permanent Total Disablement: A disability which has lasted for at least 12 months from which the Insurer believes the Insured Person will never recover and which prevents them from carrying out any gainful occupation for which they are reasonably qualified by way of training, education or experience.
If an Insured Person was already disabled before the bodily injury or already had a condition which is gradually getting worse, the Insurer may reduce their payment. Any reduced payment will be based on their medical assessment of the difference between:
the disability after the bodily injury; and
the extent to which the disability is affected by the disability or condition before the Accident.
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To add any of our Activity Packs, just follow the Quote form - to stage 3 - there you will find all of the optional extras.
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The Additional Mountain Rescue section of cover is a specific level of cover that takes effect when helicopter rescue is deemed necessary by the local Rescue Authorities due to a non-medical emergency such as natural disasters or adverse weather conditions.
This section of cover does not apply to Medically Necessary helicopter evacuations - these costs are covered under the Medical & Repatriation section of cover.
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List of automatically covered
medical conditions that do not
need to be declared
Acne, ADHD, Allergic reaction (Anaphylaxis) provided that you have not needed hospital treatment for this in the last 2 years, Allergic rhinitis,
Arthritis (the affected person must be able to walk independently at home without using mobility aids), Asthma (the diagnosis must have been
made when the affected person was under the age of 50, and the asthma be controlled by no more than 2 inhalers and no other medication),
Blindness or partial sightedness, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cataracts, Chicken pox - if completely resolved, Common cold or flu, Cuts and abrasions
that are not self-inflicted and require no further treatment, Cystitis - provided there is no on-going treatment, Deafness, Diabetes (which is
controlled by diet or tablets only), Diarrhoea and vomiting - if completely resolved, Eczema, Enlarged prostate - benign only, Essential tremor,
Glaucoma, Gout, Haemorrhoids, Hay fever, Ligament or tendon injury - provided you are not currently being treated, Macular degeneration,
Menopause, Migraine - provided there are no on-going investigations, Nasal polyps, PMT, RSI, Sinusitis - provided there is no on-going treatment,
Skin or wound infections that have completely resolved with no current treatment, Tinnitus, Underactive Thyroid (Hypothyroidism), Urticaria,
Varicose veins in the legs.
If you have a medical condition in addition to any of the automatically
covered medical conditions, all conditions will be excluded from cover
unless declared to the medical screening helpline.
What is classed as a medical condition?
a Any respiratory condition (relating to the lungs or breathing), heart
condition, stroke, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, allergy, or cancer for
which you have ever received treatment (including surgery, tests or
investigations by your doctor or a consultant/ specialist or prescribed
b Any psychiatric or psychological condition (including anxiety, stress
and depression) for which you have suffered which you have received
medical advice or treatment or been prescribed medication for in the
last five years.
c Any medical condition for which you have received surgery, in-patient
treatment or investigations in a hospital or clinic within the last
12 months, or for which you are prescribed medication.
Any premium for medical screening quoted can be paid directly. This can
be done either before or after taking out a policy with us. The policy
and medical extension connect automatically, no reference numbers need
to be exchanged.
Choosing not to declare a medical condition will not invalidate cover,
but any costs incurred in relation to an undeclared condition will not
If making a declaration all medical conditions must be declared, you
can't choose to only declare certain conditions.
Medical conditions can only be declared for up to 12 months at a time. A
second declaration will have to be made after 12 months if necessary.
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