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Long Stay Travel Insurance

Taking a gap year to see the world? Spending a couple months, backpacking Europe? Whatever your travel plans, you can travel for up to 18 months with long stay travel insurance.
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What is long stay travel insurance?

When you’re planning a long trip, you’ll need travel insurance that can cover your whole holiday.

Long stay travel insurance is cover for a longer term trip – usually for holidays where you’ll be away between three and 18 months.

If your holiday is up to three months you’ll be covered by our Single Trip policy with no upper age limit for global travel.

Know before you go

Before you travel, always check:

Important: FCDO travel advice and travel rules issued by the government are two separate pieces of advice.

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Why Choose Staysure?

Emergency medical cover abroad for COVID-19

Emergency medical cover abroad for COVID-19

Easy to access and amend your policy online

Easy to access and amend your policy online

We’ve given over 8m people peace of mind

We’ve given over 8m people peace of mind

Data covers Jan 2005 - Jan 2021
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Stay in control of your account with My Staysure

You can make changes to your policy, online and in your own time with My Staysure.

We know you don’t always want to wait in call queues. So if you need to make changes, like updating traveller details or renewing a policy that isn’t changing, visit your My Staysure account.

You can also find some handy travel tips on our lifestyle page, including our guide to travelling after the coronavirus lockdown.

Policies that suit your needs

  • No upper age limit
  • Best Travel Insurance Provider 2020*
  • Simple online quote process
  • Flexible cover options to suit your needs

What's Covered?

Basic Comprehensive
Medical emergencies and repatriation
Up to £5 million Unlimited
Cancellation
Up to £500 Up to £5,000
Cutting your holiday short
Up to £500 Up to £5,000
Baggage claims
Up to £300 Up to £2,500
Cash lost or stolen
Up to £250 Up to £500
Personal liability
- Up to £2 million
Legal protection cover
- Up to £25,000
End Supplier Failure
- £3,000
Excess
£85-£100 £65

How do I get long stay travel insurance?

All you have to do is tell us when you’re leaving and when you’re coming back and we’ll automatically add on your long stay cover to your Single Trip Travel Insurance policy. Ideal if you’re travelling the world, whether you’re backpacking across Europe, interrailing during a gap year, or spending a few months in one country.

The amount of time we can cover you for varies depending on how old you are and where you’re travelling to.

Find your age below to see how long you can travel with our long stay travel insurance:

I’m 65 or under

You can travel for up to 18 months (550 days) worldwide with our long stay policy.

I’m 66 to 70

For European destinations, you can travel up to a whole year (366 days).

If you’re travelling to Bermuda, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, the islands of the Caribbean and the United States of America then you can travel up to 6 months (184 days).

If you’re travelling anywhere else, you can travel up to 9 months (276 days).

I’m 71 to 75

For European destinations, you can travel up to a whole year (366 days).

If you’re travelling to Bermuda, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, the islands of the Caribbean and the United States of America then you can travel up to 4 months (123 days).

If you’re travelling elsewhere, you can travel up to 6 months (184 days).

I’m over 75

If you’re over 75, then you can travel the globe for up to 3 months (104 days) with our standard Single Trip policy.

Basic Comprehensive
Medical emergencies and repatriation Up to £5 million Unlimited
Cancellation Up to £500 Up to £5,000
Cutting your holiday short Up to £500 Up to £5,000
Baggage claims Up to £300 Up to £2,500
Cash lost or stolen Up to £250 Up to £500
Personal liability - Up to £2 million
Legal protection cover - Up to £25,000
End Supplier Failure - £3,000
Excess £85-£100 £65

How do I get long stay travel insurance?

All you have to do is tell us when you’re leaving and when you’re coming back and we’ll automatically add on your long stay cover to your Single Trip Travel Insurance policy. Ideal if you’re travelling the world, whether you’re backpacking across Europe, interrailing during a gap year, or spending a few months in one country.

The amount of time we can cover you for varies depending on how old you are and where you’re travelling to.

Find your age below to see how long you can travel with our long stay travel insurance:

I’m 65 or under

You can travel for up to 18 months (550 days) worldwide with our long stay policy.

I’m 66 to 70

For European destinations, you can travel up to a whole year (366 days).

If you’re travelling to Bermuda, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, the islands of the Caribbean and the United States of America then you can travel up to 6 months (184 days).

If you’re travelling anywhere else, you can travel up to 9 months (276 days).

I’m 71 to 75

For European destinations, you can travel up to a whole year (366 days).

If you’re travelling to Bermuda, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, the islands of the Caribbean and the United States of America then you can travel up to 4 months (123 days).

If you’re travelling elsewhere, you can travel up to 6 months (184 days).

I’m over 75

If you’re over 75, then you can travel the globe for up to 3 months (104 days) with our standard Single Trip policy.

Optional extras

100 Day Upgrade
Available on Comprehensive Annual policies only
If you’re 70 and under, you can extend your 50 day trip duration limit to 100 days for one trip.
Connecting Flight Cover
If you're taking more than one connecting flight to reach your destination or home, it's important you have our optional Connecting Flight add-on. This then extends your cover for connecting flights if cancelled or delayed.
Cruise Plus Cover
Available on Comprehensive policies only
Off on a cruise holiday? This covers things like not being able to dock at a scheduled port due to bad weather, and cabin confinement.
Excess Waiver
Available on Comprehensive policies only
If you need to make a claim, having an Excess Waiver means you won’t have to pay any excess from your own pocket for each item you’re claiming for. This can’t be added retrospectively and does not apply to Terrorism Cancellation, Car Hire Excess Waiver or Gadget cover.
Gadget Cover
Available on Comprehensive policies only
This cover is available for an unlimited number of gadgets for up to £1,000 for things like: accidental loss or theft, accidental or malicious damage, liquid damage, unauthorised call, text or data usage.
Golf Cover
Available on Comprehensive policies only
Cover your golf equipment, emergency equipment hire, non-refundable golfing fees and hole-in-one cover. Available when playing non-professionally only.
Single Item Cover
Available on Comprehensive policies only
This option increases your single item, Personal Baggage cover beyond the standard £400, up to £1,000. To do this you’ll need to describe the item you’re covering and Single Item cover can’t be added retrospectively.
Terrorism Cancellation Cover
Available on Comprehensive policies only
Be covered for choosing to cancel your holiday if there has been a terrorist act in the past 42 days within 40 miles of where you’re going on holiday. FCDO do not have to advise against travel in order to make a claim.
Winter Sports
Available on Comprehensive policies only
This add-on can help if you have a medical emergency while taking part in winter sports activities. It can also help reclaim expenses when you lose or damage your ski equipment as well as cover the costs of unused ski passes, piste closures and avalanches. Winter sports cover is already included as standard when you choose a Comprehensive Annual policy and covers you for two trips, up to a total of 21 days.
"Excellent service on phone when buying travel insurance. We have used Staysure before and had to make a claim from Singapore in an emergency situation. It was handled well, and all financial payments were dealt with efficiently and speedily. Would highly recommend!"
"Always good value and easy to use and will cover medical conditions if needed"
"Have used Staysure for a number of years. 2 yrs ago had to cancel our holiday because my husband needed an urgent operation. Staysure sorted our claim with no fuss or hassle and quickly."

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