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    California travel insurance

    Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to California, there are a few things to think about:

    • The cost of your trip – if you have to cancel, it’s important to know that you can get your money back
    • The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our extreme sports policy
    • How much medical coverage you have – no one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
    • And don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for California from the FCDO 

    If you’re up to anything particularly adventurous such as kite surfing we have extreme sports cover as an add-on. We also consider all medical conditions and have no upper age limit, so get in touch today or simply get a quote online.

    We can cover your kids for free!

    If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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    Emergency? Call us:
    +44 (0)207 748 0060

    For everything else, contact us.

    We cover over 50 activities!

    All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.

    What’s covered with travel insurance to California?

    As standard, our policies cover over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

    • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
    • Personal accident and liability
    • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
    • Abandoning your trip
    • Delayed departure
    • Accommodation cover
    • Personal belongings and baggage
    • Personal money, passport and travel documents
    • Legal expenses

    To help you have the best holiday experience, we’ve put together some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to California.

    CurrencyUS dollar
    Official language(s)English
    PopulationApprox. 39.2m
    Plug typePlug type A & B
    Driving sideRight-hand side

    Spring – March to May

    Summer – June to August

    Autumn – September to November

    Winter – December to February

    LawsLocal laws and customs

    Surfing travel insurance for California

    Whether it’s your first-time surfing or you’re an experienced surfer searching for the next big wave, you probably don’t want to spend too much time thinking about travel insurance for your trip to California.

    Luckily for you, you’ve come to right place. Surfing is covered as standard under all our policies, and we make getting insurance as quick and simple as possible, so you can get on with planning your trip to California. Check out our surfing travel insurance page for more information and remember that, if you’re taking your own board away with you, you might need to add extra valuables cover to your policy.

    Do I need a visa for California?

    If you have a valid passport, then you should be able to get an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) through the Visa Waiver Programme. An ESTA allows you to travel to California for up to 90 days.

    Find more information about travelling to California here.

    Healthcare in California

    Healthcare in the USA is of a comparable standard to the UK, so repatriation shouldn’t be a huge concern – unless you are unable to continue your trip. The most important thing to be aware of is the extremely high cost of healthcare in the States, and to ensure you have adequate travel insurance to cover any potential medical bills.

    If you have a medical emergency whilst in California, dial 911 and ask for an ambulance. Be sure to contact your insurance provider as soon as possible, our medical emergency number is: +44 (0)207 748 0060 which is available 24-7. Some US hospitals may ask non-US citizens to pay a deposit upon admittance, so make sure you have available funds in case you need to pay out-of-pocket initially.

    Find more information about healthcare in California here.

    Medical & Emergency Assistance in California

    If something happens while you’re in California and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help.

    All travel insurance policyholders have access to our 24-hour medical assistance team on +44 (0)207 748 0060.

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