If you’ve decided to take a gap year or a career break, our gap year insurance will cover you from three months up to one year anywhere in the world, whether you’re a volunteer, a conservationist or an intrepid adventurer.
Our cover includes protection for medical expenses, cancellation of your trip, loss or theft of baggage and personal accidents as standard. We'll also cover the cost of getting you home, if it's medically necessary.
We use a single insurer for travel insurance.
It can be useful to arrange your travel insurance at the same time as you book your trip, as this will ensure that you're protected for any financial loss if you have to cancel.
Your travel insurance will cover cancellation or curtailment of your trip if you are unable to travel because of an unforeseen circumstance, for example a family bereavement, illness or burglary.
Medical expenses cover is also a major part of any travel insurance policy, no matter where in the world you are travelling. If you are travelling within the EU and have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), it can be useful to have travel insurance too. The EHIC only covers you for some medical treatment, and will not cover any costs associated with repatriation.