Why you need travel insurance
Travel insurance will cover you for all of those unexpected things that can happen to you when you travel internationally. You may lose your backpack in Amsterdam, injure yourself while rafting in Colorado, or miss your flight connection in Dubai.
If you're insured, you can travel with peace of mind
Travel is unpredictable (that's why we love it), but accidents can happen. And they often happen in the strangest places at the strangest times, like on the side of a mountain in Nepal or in an alley in Amsterdam at 3am. Naturally we want you to be adequately insured on your holiday so that you won’t be out of pocket.
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What travel insurance can cover
Have you thought about what could happen before you even start your trip?
You’ve bought a non-refundable air ticket to go and watch a rock concert but the band unexpectedly cancels their gig. If you've bought STA Travel insurance, it includes cancellation cover, so it means that you'll get refunded for your travel purchases, including your flights!
After a nice farewell dinner with your closest friends, you get food poisoning and have to be admitted into hospital the night before departing on your overseas flight. Travel insurance from us will pay for your flight date changes and any costs for changing pre-booked travel including accommodation, tours and transfers.
Or even worse, during your travel?
- Your bags have gone missing! Don't worry, with STA Travel insurance your bags will be covered against loss or damage. And if your bags are just delayed for over 24 hours, you’ll be able to buy emergency items to tide you over.
- Oh oh... you’ve been held legally liable for someone being injured or for property being damaged while you’re on holiday. The bill is HUGE. The good news is that STA Travel insurance includes a significant level of coverage so you’ll be able to sleep soundly at night.
- Your flight from Prague to London was cancelled due to heavy snow and the airport was closed. Sweet, as our insurance will cover the costs of rearranging your trip and getting overnight accommodation if you need it!
Travel insurance facts
Buying your travel insurance as soon as you book your tickets is the best way to be prepared for the unexpected. Sometimes things just happen - you can't predict an illness or injury that will prevent you from leaving home. Did you know 25% of all travel insurance claims are due to cancellation of travel? That's a 1 in 4 chance... those odds are worth covering!
To add to that, a lot of airfares these days are 100% non-refundable (especially promotional airfares), and on top of airline fees, cancellation fees may also be charged by accommodation providers and/or tour operators. No insurance? Worst case scenario - you won't get any money back, best case, you'll get some. But if you've bought travel insurance, you'll be protected from paying for travel you didn't even do!
STA Travel comprehensive travel insurance online
Get an instant quote and buy your travel insurance online - we've teamed up with Chartis Insurance to give you the most comprehensive coverage in the market!