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Annual travel insurance

If you’re planning to travel more than once in the next year, our annual travel insurance could save you time and money.

What is annual travel insurance?

Annual multi-trip travel insurance is a type of policy that lasts an entire year. You’re able to go away as often as you like without worrying about getting insured each time. You can choose from a range of annual holiday insurance policies. You can even include your loved ones with an annual family travel insurance policy.

If you’re only planning to go on holiday once this year then maybe our one-off single trip travel insurance would be a better fit.

What does annual travel insurance cover?

All our yearly travel insurance policies include:

The excess and amount of cover available varies depending on the level of annual travel insurance you buy. Make sure you have a look at our policy wording to see the full terms and conditions, including what’s covered and what isn’t covered.

For cheap travel insurance, our Budget policy will cover you for lost baggage, holiday cancellation costs, medical expenses and legal expenses. If you need a bit more cover for your annual travel insurance, our premium policies cover all of the above, as well as the option to cover pre-existing medical conditions. Black policies, our highest level of multi-trip insurance, have no excess charge applied to claims and offer unlimited medical expenses cover.

If you need to add extra cover to your policy, you can. We offer optional cover for things like golf and business travel. Or, if you’re looking for annual multi-trip travel insurance with cruise cover, we can help with that as well.

Additional insurance, such as extreme sports cover, can be added to your annual travel insurance policy to cover you for your specific needs. If you’re not sure if you’re covered, or want to add something to your policy, feel free to get in touch today!

How does annual travel insurance work?

Annual travel insurance works by providing cover for multiple trips over a one year period. Set up your quote once before you travel, and you don’t have to worry about letting us know when you travel. You’ll only need to get in touch if your medical situation changes, or if you want to travel outside of your chosen geographical region.

If you do need to make a claim during one of your trips, the policy remains in place for any future trips within the policy date.

Annual travel insurance with medical cover

You must declare your pre-existing medical conditions when you buy annual travel insurance. This is because your condition may need to be covered specifically and there may be an extra cost for the cover.

We’ll ask you simple questions about your medical conditions so we can work out what cover we can offer you. Sometimes, we’ll be able to cover your conditions as standard within your annual travel insurance policy at no extra charge. Remember that if you have a condition and don’t declare it, then if anything happens related to that condition while you’re abroad, you will not be covered by your annual multi-trip travel insurance policy.

If your health or medical conditions change during the time your annual travel insurance policy is active, get in touch with a member of our team as soon as possible. For full details regarding medical restrictions and annual policies, please read your policy documents or have a look at our page on travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions.

What else is included in our annual travel insurance?

Available destination on annual travel insurance

We offer yearly travel insurance policies based on the following destination groupings:

*Europe includes: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Balearics, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madeira, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine.

If you’ve already bought annual multi-trip travel insurance for a particular area but are now going to be travelling further afield, we can upgrade your cover to include the new destination. Alternatively, you could purchase separate single trip cover instead, but upgrading your annual travel insurance policy to include worldwide cover can often work out cheaper.

If you’d like to discuss these options, or you’re still unsure which area your trip falls into, please contact us.

How long can I stay abroad on an annual policy?

Our annual multi-trip travel insurance gives you cover to travel as many times as you like during the year. Each individual trip can last up to 31 days for Budget policies, 45 days for Silver and Gold policies, and up to 55 days for Black policies.

If you want to be abroad longer than this, you’ll need our long-stay travel insurance.

If you’re planning on going skiing or snowboarding, and are aged 65 or under, then you can add winter sports cover to your annual policy, covering you for up to 17 days of snowy activities.

Does annual travel insurance have age restrictions?

We think holiday insurance should be available to as many people as possible, that’s why our annual multi-trip policies have no upper age limit.

Can everyone on a multi-trip policy travel independantly?

All adults on an annual insurance policy can travel independently. Children under 18 need to be travelling with an adult named on the same policy in order to be covered.

Valuables and equipment

The amount of valuables cover available depends on the policy you choose. Our Budget level multi-trip travel insurance covers valuables up to £100; Silver policies cover £200, Gold £400, and a Black annual policy will insure £600 of your valuables.

If you’ll be taking away something a bit more expensive you can add our valuables extension, giving you £2,000 of cover for your sports equipment, camera, laptop and much more. Check the policy wording for full details of what’s covered with this add-on, and note that there’s a limit of £1,000 per individual item.

Renewals and cancellations

Annual multi-trip auto-renewal service

Once you’ve had your travel insurance for a year, we’ll make sure you stay covered by automatically renewing your annual multi-trip insurance policy (unless you ask us not to).

We’ll write to you at least 21 days before the renewal date of your annual insurance policy, and tell you about any changes to the premium or the policy terms and conditions. If you don’t want your policy to auto-renew, just contact us. You can tell us about any changes to your details or opt out of automatic renewal at any time.

Cancellations and ‘cooling-off’ period

If you decide the policy isn’t right for you and you want to cancel your annual travel insurance, you must write (either by email or letter) to us within 14 days of buying your policy or the date you receive your policy documents, whichever is later.

If you haven’t travelled on the policy or made a claim, cancelling within 14 days means we will refund the policy in full.

Frequently asked questions

Why is annual travel insurance cheaper than single trip?

If you only have one holiday within 12 months, a single trip policy should cost less than an annual one. However, as an annual policy can cover unlimited trips to and from your chosen region, it is often more economical than buying multiple single trip policies.

When does annual travel insurance start?

Annual travel insurance only provides cover from the date you choose when buying the policy, unlike a single trip policy, which covers cancellation from the moment of purchase. As such, we recommend starting the policy as soon as you have booked your trip, or as soon as your current policy expires if you already have one.

What does annual travel insurance cover?

Our annual policies cover an unlimited number of trips over 12 months. The trips must all be within your chosen region, and maximum trip durations apply.

All our yearly travel insurance policies include:

  • Cover for cancellation of your trip
  • Over 100 sports and activities covered (see your policy wording for a full list of activities)
  • Emergency medical expenses
  • Personal belongings and baggage cover
  • Personal money, passports and travel documents cover
  • Accommodation cover
  • Legal expenses cover

How much does annual travel insurance cost?

The cost of an annual policy varies depending on several factors. Which region you choose to cover, and your age or medical conditions can affect the price. You can contact us for a quote online or over the phone.

What are the advantages of annual multi-trip travel insurance?

The main advantage of yearly travel insurance is that you can plan trips within your chosen region without having to arrange travel insurance for each one. You can cover all your trips under one policy. This could save you money if you travel multiple times within the year.

How long does annual travel insurance last?

An annual travel insurance policy will last 365 days, covering unlimited trips to your chosen region. Each individual trip can last up to 31 days for Budget policies, 45 days for Silver and Gold policies, and up to 55 days per trip for Black policies

Other information

All our annual travel insurance policies are available to UK residents (someone who has been living in the UK or the Channel Islands for at least six months, has a UK address and is registered with a GP) who are in the UK at the time of purchase. We’re sorry but we can’t provide cover to anyone who doesn’t fit this description. To choose the right annual multi-trip travel insurance policy for you, get a quote online or read our policy documents for more information.

  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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