Great value travel insurance for single trips

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Columbus Direct provides great value cover for one-off trips and holidays. There's a wide range of products available so you can get the travel insurance cover you need.

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Summary of our single trip travel insurance policy

Single trip travel insurance from Columbus Direct can last up to 365 days, or be as short as 1 day. Single trip travel insurance is normally the cheapest way to get covered if you aren't planning any more trips in the next year. We've got a range of products available so you can choose the one that's right for you. There is an age limit of 85 on the policies. Cover is available online for pre-existing medical conditions; all of which means that Columbus really has a great deal for everyone.

  • Travel insurance cover from 1-365 days
  • Cover available for pre-existing medical conditions
  • FREE – over 100 sports and activities covered
  • FREE – Scheduled Airline Failure Insurance (SAFI)
  • Up to £2,500 baggage cover including valuable and delayed baggage
  • Optional - Ski and snowboard cover
  • Optional - Ash Cloud cover
  • Maximum age of 85

To see the cover available, and to see the price of single trip travel insurance from Columbus Direct, fill out the details on the page above and click 'show price'.

Description of all benefits and cover levels

Columbus Direct offers a variety of single trip travel insurance policies with differing levels of cover, so you can choose the cover that's right for you. The table below explains what benefits our insurance policies offer and displays the various cover levels available for the respective benefits.

Some of our standard policies don't include all of these benefits. Once you have given us some basic information about your requirements, we will then provide you with a quote, which will show details of the products that we can offer you. This will include a benefits table and price information so you can easily compare cost and cover and choose the insurance that's right for you.

These are the benefits offered by Columbus:

24h Medical Assistance Services: Included

Should you require emergency medical treatment or repatriation, our policies provide you with access to a 24hr multilingual staffed medical emergency company.

Medical Expenses: £5 million - £15 million

Whether its injury or illness, our policies cover you for both emergency in-patient and out-patient treatment, which includes non-routine prescription charges, consultations, physiotherapy and even emergency dental treatment. If it becomes medically necessary to repatriate you back to your home country, then this is covered too.

Cancellation and Curtailment: £1,000 - £5,000

We will compensate you for any unused accommodation and travel expenses which you lose or incur as a result of having to cancel / curtail your holiday due to certain reasons.

Personal Property cover: £1,500 - £2,500

We cover the loss and theft of and damage to your baggage & personal belongings. We also provide you with an allowance to purchase essential replacement items in the event that your checked-in baggage is delayed for a certain period of time.

Valuables limit: £250 - £400

We cover the loss, theft and damage to your valuable objects

Cash limit: £75 - £100

We cover the loss and theft of your money

Cash and Documents: £300 - £500

We cover the cost of replacing your personal documents

Scheduled Airline Failure Insurance: £5,000

This protects you if your scheduled airline goes into insolvency enabling you to book equivalent flight(s) with another airline at no additional cost to yourself as we will fully reimburse you up to £5,000 per person in your party.

Personal Accident: £10,000 - £25,000

In the event of accidental injury, disablement or death, a lump sum payment will be issued to you or the persons chosen by you. We also cover certain acts of terrorism too to provide you with extra peace of mind when travelling.

Travel Delay: £100 - £200

We will offer you financial compensation if your trip is delayed more than 12 hours

Personal Liability: £1 million - £3 million

We cover accidental damage to third parties (person or property) inflicted by the insured while travelling.

Legal Expenses: £50,000

If you suffer personal injury, we cover the cost for a juridical procedure / legal advice

Abandonment: £1,000 - £7,500

If you have to abandon your trip due to an accident or mechanical breakdown en route to your departure point, we'll cover the cost of your holiday.

Hijack cover: £1,000 - £5,000

If your means of transport gets hijacked, we'll offer you financial compensation

Some of these benefits offered by our trip travel insurance policies are subject to an excess: Cancellation, curtailment, medical expenses, baggage, loss of passport, missed departure, abandonment, valuables, cash and documents all have an excess applied. The value of the excess varies depending on the cover level purchased.

All benefits are subject to the terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations of the policy, all of which can be found in our policy wording. You can also view our Policy Summary document which includes a summary of the key features and significant exclusions and limitations of the policy, together with other useful information about your policy.

Click the link below to view the policy wording:

Policy Wording Policy Summary

If you want to know how much our single trip travel insurance costs, get a quote here .

*Price based on a Bronze policy for an individual aged 18-49 travelling to Europe for two days (excluding cancellation and baggage).

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