Why Columbus Direct?

  • FREE airport lounge access if your flight is delayed for more than 1 hour
  • Over 150 sports and activities covered free
  • Award-winning products and services
  • Over 15 million customers since 1988
  • Get free medical information and GP access any time of day or night, directly from your mobile - in partnership with Babylon, the UK's leading digital healthcare service
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Columbus have been covering travellers for over 30 years, offering a wide range of policies with an array of options when exploring the globe.

No matter where you’re heading, or the reason you’re heading there – business or leisure; Columbus will ensure you’re covered. Whatever your reason for travel; Taking in the sights, soaking up the rays, hitting the slops , backpacking, or making that business deal, Columbus have a policy for you.

Travel with peace of mind, the way it should be when you’re heading abroad, with comprehensive cover for you, your friends, and your loved ones. We ensure you’re free to explore and adventure; it’s your world, enjoy it.

Stroll through some of the most beautiful cities on the planet, and experience life like a local. Whether they’re in Europe or Worldwide, our Award-winning service gives you the freedom to choose.

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Roll back the clock 10 years, and the Costa del Sol would be one to avoid. Nearly every inch of the coast was occupied by huge multi-storey hotels, uninviting cafés and cheap souvenir shops – it was also often described as “an overdeveloped concrete jungle.” The Spanish government were so worried, t... Read more

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