• Annual multi - trip cover
    from £22.50 +  Kids go FREE

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  • Ski cover from £5.98

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  • Single trip
    from £2.99

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Great value travel insurance from COLUMBUS DIRECT

Columbus offers a suite of products to satisfy the most demanding of customers. From a simple Backpacker policy to a complex Executive policy with Ski cover, Columbus can offer a variety of insurance products to meet your individual needs. With over 15 million customers covered around the world and award winning customer service isn't it time you took Columbus on your next holiday?

What is covered?
All our policies will provide you with:

  • Emergency Medical Expenses
  • Cancellation and Curtailment
  • Over 150 activities covered free of charge
  • Baggage
  • Legal Expenses
  • Hospital Benefit
  • Personal Liability
  • Scheduled Airline Failure
  • Travel Delay
  • Personal Accident
  • Missed Departure

Why is travel insurance important?

According to the latest independent research by Mintel, 9 out of 10 holidaymakers consider it an essential purchase. That's because it is designed to protect you from those unexpected circumstances that could turn your long awaited holiday in to an expensive disaster.  Here are some of the reasons why you should consider travel insurance:

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  1. You're involved in an accident and require emergency medical attention.
  2. Your scheduled airline goes into insolvency and you need to get to your destination.
  3. Your flight has been cancelled or delayed due to an unforeseen natural disaster.
  4. You require emergency cash because your wallet is stolen.
  5. A close family member becomes ill and you need to cancel your trip.
  6. Your baggage is delayed or lost and you need to buy essential items.

Columbus Direct policies cover you for a wide range of such unforeseen expenses.

Our Travel Insurance Products Explained:

Single trip cover

For one-off short breaks and holidays, our single trip policies are great value and provide peace of mind.

Annual cover

If you travel frequently or if you plan to take more than one holiday a year, then our annual multi-trip policy could save you both time and money. With the convenience of knowing you are covered for all your holidays, last minute breaks and even business trips.

Backpacker insurance

Our Globetrotter policy has been specially designed for those who want to travel for more than 60 consecutive days, so its ideal for backpackers and gap-year trips.

Holiday insurance

If you require flexible cover for your vacations then you should try out our holiday insurance policy which provides 3 levels of cover and customisable options.

Family travel insurance

If you are planning a family holiday, we've got you covered. All our policies give you the option of adding your dependent children, even those aged 18-22 and in full-time education. Annual family policies have the added benefit of allowing kids to travel independently of parents.

Ash cloud cover

We provide an optional upgrade on all our policies that allows you to protect against volcanic ash cloud disruptions.

Our Specialist Products

Ski insurance

Columbus offers specialist winter sports insurance with outstanding benefits that will protect you on and off the piste. So whether you are a skier or a snowboarder, we've got you covered.

We are also proud to sponsor British Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott and have some exclusive ski training and preperation videos and tips from Chemmy on our blog. Why not take a look at one Chemmy's videos now?

Business trip insurance

For regular business travellers, Columbus offers an excellent policy that will provide cover for your valuable business equipment, for example a laptop. Our policy also provides the added assurance of covering the costs of a replacement business colleague to attend an overseas meeting should you be unable to make it for reasons covered in teh policy.

Adventure sports cover

Adventure sports cover is specifically for those of you who are adrenaline junkies and want to do more than just laze around during their holidays. With over 150 sports and activities covered for free and many others available upon request, we can provide cover that most policies would normally exclude.

Over 64 travel insurance

Over 64 travel insurance cover is ideal for older travellers. Our annual policies are available for travellers up to the age of 74, however, our single trip policies have an age limit of 85.

Pre-existing medical conditions

Our medical screening system covers over 250 medical conditions, many at no extra cost and, if we can cover your specific medical condition(s), you can get an online quote and buy your travel insurance in minutes.

* Prices based on Bronze cover within Europe and excluding baggage cover.