Why getting your travel insurance before you set off is important
Liz1 booked herself a cruise holiday, then bought her travel insurance with us, and was packed and ready to go. Then suddenly, she had to spend some time in hospital, and her doctor advised against her travelling due to health risks.
Liz called us, asking how to claim for the cancellation of her trip. We accepted her claim, and within three working days, the claims money was in her bank account.
Despite her disappointed holiday hopes, because she had bought her travel insurance policy as soon as she booked the cruise, Liz was covered for the full cost of her cruise, so she could rebook once she felt better.
When you’ve bought your travel insurance with us, you can be sure you’re in safe hands if disaster strikes on holiday. So that’s a weight off your shoulders – especially if you’re travelling with pre-existing health conditions.
Do I need to declare my health conditions on my travel insurance?
Telling us about your health conditions when buying your travel insurance policy is important. That way, your policy is personalised to match your health and travel needs.
The unexpected can crop up on holiday at any time, and emergency healthcare abroad can be very expensive. With our help, you can have the reassurance that you will be well looked after should something happen.
With unlimited emergency medical cover with our Deluxe policies, you can relax on your travels. When we say your health conditions are covered by your travel insurance, they’re covered.
If you forget to let us know about a health condition you have, this may affect the validity of your policy and the chance of your claim being accepted if you need our help further down the line.
What does travel insurance cover me for?
As well as lost baggage and personal possessions, your travel insurance will cover you for cancellation or having to cut your holiday short due to one of the covered reasons. These include health-related emergencies and delays of more than 12 hours to your outbound journey.
You’ll also find that there’s no excess on our Deluxe policies, giving you one less thing to worry about if you need to claim.
Has Tesco stopped selling travel insurance?
Tesco Bank stopped providing travel insurance in 2019 and started offering it again in 2021.
If you’re looking for an alternative, trusted travel insurance provider to Tesco Bank that will protect you if disaster strikes on holiday, you’ve come to the right place.
We can cover your pre-existing health conditions and travel plans, so you can go on holiday feeling fully protected. Making sure your travel insurance is personalised to your needs matters to us. That way, you can enjoy the holiday you deserve. That’s travel reassurance.
Do I need to have had all of my Covid jabs to be covered?
As long as you’ve had all of the Covid-19 vaccines you’ve been offered, you should be covered. If you haven’t been offered some doses yet or you’re medically exempt then you can also be covered.
If you’ve refused any doses of the vaccine or haven’t been able to have a dose you’ve been offered, you won’t be covered.