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No return ticket required

You don't need to know when you'll be returning home to get cover. So if you're on an open ended trip, or emigrating, we can cover you. We specialise in providing travel insurance without the need of a return ticket.

Are you Emigrating?

You can insure your travels to your place of a new residence, even if you're not taking a direct route. So if you're flying straight there, taking a short - or long - detour, we've got you covered.

Cover for 156+ Activities

Whether you'll be scuba diving, jet-skiing, bungee jumping, sky diving, trekking above 2,500m or kayaking. Our Activity Packs can cover various levels of adventurous sports.

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Travel Insurance for One Way Travel

It’s common not to have a return ticket booked for your trip, but not doing so can be quite tricky trying to find cover. Most insurers require you to have a return ticket in order to purchase travel insurance cover, but don’t fret, we specialise in providing travel insurance without the need of a return ticket.

The period of cover can be anything from 1 day to 24 months and can be extended whilst you’re still travelling if required. We offer three great-value levels of cover – Budget, Standard, and Premier – to suit your budget and the extent of the cover you require.

Some FAQ's:

Riding a motorbike or scooter up to 125cc is automatically covered with all our policies. Riding a motorbike over 125cc can be covered with our Activity Pack Add-on.

If you are a pillion passenger on a motorcycle tour, such as the Ha Giang Loop, this is covered automatically and does not require any Activity Packs or any relevant licences.

When riding, you must always ensure you:

  • Wear an appropriate crash helmet.
  • Obey the Local road rules and laws
  • Have the relevant licence(s) required to ride a motorcycle in the country or countries you will be riding in. If the country you’re in requires you to obtain a specific in-country licence to legally ride a motorcycle, then to be covered, you must obtain this licence.
  • If all that’s required is an International Driving Permit (IDP), and you hold an IDP, then there’s no need to go about getting any more licences.
  • Be aware that an IDP will only allow you to ride the same class of vehicle as your home licence allows. So, if you’re not licensed to ride a motorbike at home, you’re not licensed to ride a motorbike abroad under your IDP. It's up to you to make sure you are licensed for the type of motorcycle you hire.
  • You should always ensure the bike is fully insured (motor insurance arranged by the company that owns the bike) as there is no Personal Lability cover whilst riding a bike. We cannot cover any participation in competitions or racing or any kind.


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If you get sick while travelling or you're seriously injured you are covered for emergency medical treatment including:

  • Hospitalisation
  • Ambulance costs
  • Surgery and follow up treatment
  • Visits to the Doctor
  • Repatriation
  • Prescribed Medicine
  • Emergency dental treatment to relieve pain and suffering (limited to £350)

24hrs Medical Emergency Assistance.

 


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Decide Canada’s not for you, and want to return earlier than your full period of insurance?

Other insurers will tell you to wave goodbye to your money, but Big Cat lets you claim a partial premium refund for the unused time you didn’t stay in Canada.

 

How does the EARLY RETURN REFUND work?

Let’s say you buy a 24-month policy to cover your time in Canada. But after nine months, you decide that Canada’s not for you, and you want to return home. You may have invested a substantial amount for your 24 months Big Cat policy, most of which you’ll now no longer need. Unlike most insurers, Big Cat is happy to offer you a partial refund on the redundant portion of your insurance as a fair’s fair consolation. Please note that travel insurance premiums are not calculated on a pro-rata basis, as such, no refund is calculated in this manner either.

 

How does Big Cat calculate the amount of EARLY RETURN REFUND?

We take the length of time of the original policy and subtract the actual amount of time you have used, and payout the difference, deducting a £50 Cancellation Charge.

 

Are there other conditions that apply to my EARLY RETURN REFUND?

  1. Only applicable to 24 month IEC policies.
  2. We are not able to offer refunds to cover the first 6 months of the policy.
  3. No refund can be given on a policy where a claim has been made or is likely to be made prior to the cancellation of your Big Cat policy.
  4. You must be back in your home country and notify us by email of your wish to cancel the policy within 14 days of your arrival, please also provide us with proof of your return to the UK (flight ticket / e-ticket / boarding pass).
  5. All refund calculations are based on the base premium paid only. Add-ons are non-refundable.

 

Can you give an example of how much I could receive back in my EARLY RETURN REFUND?

Say you took out a 24-month budget IEC policy costing £525.24, then you wish to cancel the policy after 9 months. Our 9-month budget IEC policy costs £312.55. So we deduct £312.55 from £525.24 = £212.99

Then we apply the £50 Cancellation Charge, refunding you a total of £162.99.


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Temporary return to home country (Single trip policies only) Where cover has been purchased for a total duration of 4 months or more, and you want to return to your home country during the period of insurance for any reason that is not directly or indirectly caused by arising or resulting from, or in connection with a claim under this insurance all cover under this policy will be suspended from the time that you clear customs in your home country and restarts after the baggage check in at the international departure point for the return flights, international train or ferry to the overseas destination. Any illness, disease, injuries, accidents which existed, showed symptoms or were diagnosed in the previous trip(s) during this period of insurance will not be covered in the restarted period of insurance.


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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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Means WWOOFing, fruit picking, casual farm work. Other Manual Work can be covered as long as it does not involve the use of plant/trade/industrial/agricultural machinery (other than tractors) or non-domestic power tools.

Please get in touch if you'd like to find out if we can provide cover for any light manual work you will be doing.


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WWOOfing is classed as Permitted Manual Work, so with the Activity Pack, you’re covered.

(see above)


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Yes, bar work or working in a chalet is automatically covered with all of our policies.


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Non-manual/clerical work is covered automatically with a Big Cat policy. So, there’s nothing you need to add to be covered for things like teaching, caring or nursing.

With the Activity Pack, we can also cover work of a more manual nature. This can include things like WWOOFing, partaking in community or wildlife based conservation work, charity based supervised building / renovation projects or other permitted manual work (defined below).

Cover is excluded for any activity that involves the use of industrial machinery (other than tractors) or non-domestic power tools.


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Key Features of One Way Travel Insurance:

  • Cover for over 156 sports & activities.
  • Worldwide cover for trips up to 24 months.
  • Emergency Medical and Repatriation Expenses up to £10 million.
  • Personal Liability up to £2 million.
  • Baggage & Personal Effects up to £2,000.
  • Gadgets & valuables up to £1,000 (If optional extra selected).
  • Legal Expenses up to £15,000.
  • Personal Money up to £500.
  • Tickets up to £1,000.
  • Passport and Visa up to £300.
  • Unrestricted return trips home (subject to terms and conditions)
  • Cover if you wish to undertake light-manual or volunteer work.
  • Facility to arrange or extend Insurance when already travelling.
  • Money-back 14-day cooling off period if you decide to cancel prior to departure.

*Please note that there are certain optional extras which can be added to the one-way policy that are not included automatically, these can be found on page 3 of the quotation process.

Big Cat Travel Insurance Services, a trading name of Flynow.com Ltd (registration No.FRN 745388)  is an Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd (registration No.306242) who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. You may check this on the Financial Services register www.fca.org.uk or by contacting them on (0) 800 111 6768. © 2023 Big Cat Travel Insurance Services.  All rights reserved.