Long stay travel insurance

If you’re planning an extended trip for more than 104 days, Staysure offers great value long stay travel insurance.

Our long term travel insurance gives you the freedom to take that once-in-a-lifetime trip round the world, with no extra cost for cruise holidays and all medical conditions considered, you can get cover for up to 550 days*.

Call our specialists on 0800 033 4902 for answers to your queries or get a quote online in minutes.

How long can I get cover for with a long term travel insurance policy?

The trip duration offered with a long stay policy from Staysure will vary depending on your age and travel destination.

  • For people under 65, you can travel anywhere in the world up to a maximum of 550 days
  • If you’re aged over 65-70, you can travel for up to 366 days in the UK and EU or 184 days anywhere in the world
  • Travellers aged 71-75 can travel for up to 366 days in the UK and EU or 123 days to all countries in the world.

Which level of cover do you need?

Basic travel insurance Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Medical emergencies and repatriation, up to £5m
  • Cancellation and curtailment up to £500
  • Baggage claims, up to £300
  • Cash lost or stolen, up to £250
  • Home country medical transfer
  • Medical emergency and repatriation, up to £10m
  • Cancellation and curtailment up to £5,000
  • Baggage loss, up to £2,500
  • Cash lost or stolen, up to £500
  • Personal liability, up to £2m
  • Legal protection cover of up to £25,000

Travel tips for popular long stay destinations


As a British citizen, you can stay in France for as long as you like, up to the expiry date on your passport. However, it is important to apply for a EHIC card before you travel. This entitles you to state medical treatment while you’re in France (and other European countries). This isn’t a substitute for travel insurance and doesn’t cover you for any repatriation costs that you might incur. The Foreign & Commonwealth office has more important information about extended trips to France, along with links to the British and French Embassies.


The USA has fairly strict entry requirements and you should check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice before you travel. The US Visa Waiver Programme allows British passport holders to visit for up to 90 days without a visa. Your passport must be valid for the entirety of your stay and you need to provide details of your trip 72 hours before travel via ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation).

If you’re looking to take an extended trip to the States you’ll need a visa. You can find information on all the various visa types at the London Embassy website but if you’re holidaying then you’ll need a B-2. The B-2 visa is generally valid for trips of six months or less, but you can extend this by another six months, although you will need to prove that your trip to the USA is a temporary one.


Thailand is a popular destination for longer trips and it’s an amazing part of the world to visit. Make sure you see your GP at least eight weeks before you travel and check all the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advisories to see which regions are safe to travel in. The FCO advises you take out comprehensive travel insurance before travelling.

You can travel to Thailand without a Visa and stay for up to 30 days. A tourist visa enables you to stay for 60 days, with the option to extend for another 30 days while you’re in Thailand. If you want to stay for longer you can apply for two or three entries but you have to leave the country and re-enter after each visa expires.

Long Stay Travel Insurance

If you would like to know more about our long stay travel insurance policies and how to tailor them to suit your exact requirements, our specialists will gladly help – simply call them on 0800 033 4902 for answers to all your queries or get a quote online.

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*Available for people aged up to 65, up to a maximum of 550 days