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What is single trip travel insurance?
Staysure's Single Trip travel insurance is ideal if you are looking for great value, easy insurance to cover you for one trip to any worldwide destination. We can help you tailor make your policy to suit your exact needs.
Which level of cover do you need?
Basics single trip travel insurance covers medical emergencies and repatriation of up to £5m, and baggage claims of up to £200. It does not include cancellations, curtailment and trip interruption but these can be added onto your policy should you wish to reclaim your expenses in the event of cancelling or interrupting your trip due to a last minute emergency.
Comprehensive single trip travel insurance includes cover for medical emergency and repatriation, up to £10m; cancellation, curtailment and trip interruption, up to £5,000; baggage loss, up to £2,000; personal liability, up to £2m and legal protection to cover up to £25,000.
Your tailor-made cover
As we are all individual, we offer you the option to tailor your chosen policy to best suit your particular holiday needs. Optional extras may be well worth paying a bit extra for and can include cover for winter sports, unexpected accommodation costs, extended travel delays, missed departures, extra legal costs, golf equipment and more.
If you wish to tailor your single trip policy, either go through our online quote process, or consult our experts who will gladly advise you as to your best options – simply call 0844 692 8444 for an answer to all your queries.
Do I need travel insurance for a short trip?
Yes, it's important to have travel insurance for every trip you take, even a short, single trip to the UK or Europe. Not being covered when you travel means you are exposing yourself to large bills if anything goes wrong or you fall ill while you are away from home.
If you're only planning one holiday in a year, single trip holiday insurance is the best value option. We can also provide you with great value long-stay cover for trips of between three and 18 months, or an annual policy if you're planning more than one trip in a year. All of our travel insurance policies include repatriation, medical emergency and baggage cover as standard.
Pre-existing medical conditions
Staysure Single Trip travel insurance policies cover many pre-existing medical conditions free of charge. Other conditions can be added via medical screening by answering a few questions online, or through our UK contact centre which is open seven days a week. It's very important that all pre-existing conditions are declared on your policy at the time of purchase. This will avoid large medical bills if you need treatment in another country.
You should have medical cover wherever you're travelling, but it's especially important if you're visiting a country with no state health service, such as the USA. If you don't have medical cover and fall ill while you're in the States you'll be responsible for all of your medical bills. Without insurance, the cost of a lengthy hospital stay and an air ambulance back to the UK could run to tens of thousands of pounds.
If you're travelling to Europe, it is a good idea to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which gives you free or reduced-cost medical care in all European Economic Area countries. This includes all EU countries, as well as Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Switzerland. In essence you can expect the same level of cover as a citizen of that country, but it's important to note that each country's health system is different and might not include everything that you get back home for free. To cover all eventualities, the NHS recommends that you use your EHIC card in addition to adequate travel insurance.
Find out more about which countries are covered by the EHIC and what it entitles you on the NHS Choices website.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website provides in-depth advice on travelling to every country in the world and is updated regularly. Here you can find the latest safety and security announcements for your destination, along with entry requirements, vaccinations, currency information and local laws and customs. It is a good idea to you check this before you travel.
For more general travel advice, check out the NHS Fit For Travel website. You can find information on a wide range of topics, including food and water abroad, sun exposure, travelling with medical complaints, travelling in remote areas, first aid, as well as how to be a responsible traveller.