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Best Family Travel Insurance for All Ages, Destinations and Conditions

Enjoy your family holiday to the fullest, knowing you and your loved ones are protected with a Family Travel Insurance policy.

Whether you travel with your family on a regular basis or perhaps once a year, you should consider purchasing a Family Travel Insurance policy. Family Travel Insurance policies are typically for up to two adults and up to 8 children under the age of 18.

For Travel Insurance for family groups with members over 18, our group policy options may be better suited. Opting for holiday insurance family plans can be a more cost-effective and simpler alternative to individual policies, offering tailored cover for the entire family under one policy If you’re looking for Family Travel Insurance, we’re here to help. Don’t forget!

You’ll need a GHIC for every family member

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or its replacement, the UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), both allow UK nationals to receive free or reduced-cost emergency healthcare while in the European Union. Since Brexit, EHIC cards can only be used until their expiry date; if you apply for a new card, you will be issued the GHIC. Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and  Liechtenstein no longer accept EHIC cards. When you’ve found Travel Insurance for the family, ensure you have all the necessary cards for each member. 

It is important to remember that neither card covers you for all eventualities. Repatriations are not covered. These cards should not be used as an alternative to Travel Insurance. Always make sure you have a comprehensive policy to ensure you travel with peace of mind.

Award-Winning Family Travel Insurance Provider

We are proud to share that Just Travel Cover has been named the ‘Best Travel Insurance Provider 2023’ at the Insurance Choice Awards. When you choose us for your Family Travel Insurance, you are securing safety and peace of mind with an award-winning provider. Our commitment to offering tailored cover for all ages and destinations has been recognised and celebrated, ensuring your family travels with the best.

Family Travel Insurance FAQs

Frequently asked questions about Family Travel Insurance.

Do I need family Travel Insurance?

We recommend taking out your Family Travel Insurance policy as soon as you book your trip so that you’re covered for cancellation, just in case something happens in the lead-up to your holiday, which means you can no longer travel. We compare multiple insurers for you, and each policy is different, but a family Travel Insurance policy will protect your family while abroad, covering you for; 

  • Medical expenses up to £15 million per person
  • Cancellation/Curtailment up to £12,500 per person
  • Personal Liability up to £2 million per person
  • Lost, damaged or stolen luggage up to £3,000 per person

The purpose of Family Travel Insurance is to protect you and your loved ones should something go wrong when on holiday (or before you leave, meaning you need to cancel). . If you’re travelling alone, without children, or as part of a group, then you will need an individual, couple or group policy. 

You can have up to two adults and eight children under 18 on a Family Travel Insurance policy. They don’t need to share the same surname, but the adults must live at the same address for the policy to be valid. Depending on the insurer, children do not need to live with adults to be on the same Travel Insurance for family policy.

Does Family Travel Insurance cover single travellers?

At Just Travel Cover, we will look for Family Travel Insurance that best suits your travel needs. Single trip Family Travel Insurance will cover one holiday lasting between 1 to 365 days. The cover can be arranged up to 20 months before and cancellation cover will start immediately.  Family Travel Insurance for a single trip will only provide cover for one holiday, no matter if you’re travelling with or without family members. 

If you go on holiday or travel more than once a year, our annual multi-trip family Travel Insurance can save you time and money. A one-off payment is taken for the full 12 months and will provide cover for an unlimited amount of holidays, including trips up to 93 days. When it comes to Family annual policies, every person covered by the policy will also be covered for individual travel.  

Whether you choose a single trip or an annual policy for your family, children need to be travelling with a named adult to be covered. However, some policies will allow children to travel separately to the named adult if they are travelling with a relative, guardian or person with a legal duty of care, such as a school teacher if on a school trip. 

Regardless of your travel needs, always read the policy wording before purchasing Travel Insurance for your family. Some policies may not cover family members who are travelling separately or children accompanied by a non-family member. If you’re searching for Travel Insurance for the family, we’re here to ensure you find a policy suited to you.

What are the benefits of buying Family Travel Insurance?

Often a Family Travel Insurance policy is more cost-effective than individual policies. Having one policy in place that covers the whole family can save you time and often means kids go free! Some of our insurers provide free cover for children under a certain age. Check the policy wording before purchasing.

When getting your Family Travel Insurance quote, be sure to declare any pre-existing medical conditions for all family members. Our specialist medical travel insurers will provide policies best suited to your family’s needs so be sure to complete our quick online medical screening.

How much does Family Travel Insurance cost?

If you’re trying to find Travel Insurance for the family, it can be quite overwhelming. As always, when taking out Family Travel Insurance, the final cost will depend on many factors, including your family’s travel needs, where you’re travelling and for how long, and sports or activities you may be partaking in while away. You may also need to consider: 

  • The number of people on the policy
  • If anybody in your family has a pre-existing medical condition
Can children under 18 get Travel Insurance without an adult?

Typically, Travel Insurance for children under 18 requires them to be accompanied by an insured adult on the policy. However, some family policies may allow for child Travel Insurance when they are travelling with a responsible adult who is not the named insurer on their policy, like a relative or a teacher on a school trip. Always check the specific terms of your policy or speak to one of our advisors.

Is it more cost-effective to buy Travel Insurance for a family of 4 rather than individual policies?

Generally, yes. Purchasing Travel Insurance for a family of 4 generally offers better value and is often cheaper compared to buying individual policies for each family member. Family policies are tailored to cover the group under a single premium, often making it a more affordable option. On a family policy, you can insure up to two adults and up to 8 children under the age of 18. If your family is made up of more adults, a group Travel Insurance policy may be better suited.

Can Travel Insurance for a child cover pre-existing medical conditions?

Yes, when purchasing a Family Travel Insurance policy, you must declare any pre-existing medical conditions of anyone on the policy, including children. We will then compare policies from a wide panel of insurers and only show you insurance options that provide cover for these conditions.

Our Single Trip Family Travel Insurance 

  • Single trips of up to 365 days
  • No upper age limit
  • Cancellation cover up to £12,500 (£30,000 on referral) per person
  • Baggage cover up to £3,000 per person
  • Personal liability cover up to £2 million per person
  • All travel companions can be included in the same policy
  • Zero excess policies available

Medical Cover

  • Pre-existing medical conditions considered
  • Emergency medical and repatriation expenses up to £15 million
  • 24/7 emergency medical assistance helpline – English speaking

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Single Trip Travel Insurance With Pre-Existing Medical Conditions & No Age Limit

Once you complete our simple and quick online medical screening, you will see a range of quotes from our panel of trusted insurance underwriters with a choice of policies that match your needs. We take away the worry by covering you for medical treatment abroad, cancellation, missed departure, lost travel documents and personal belongings – so you can focus on having a great time!

Instant Protection From The Moment You Buy Your Single Trip Travel Insurance Policy

It is quick and easy to buy your single trip cover online anytime, 7 days a week. Your cancellation cover starts from the moment your complete your purchase, so if you are unable to travel for an insured reason, you may be able to recover the cost of your holiday.

To be eligible for cover you must:

  • be resident in the UK, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man for more than 6 months
  • be registered with a GP at your place of residence
  • purchase the policy prior to leaving the UK on your planned trip

Instant Cancellation Cover

Our online quote and medical screening engine enables you to compare and buy cruise travel insurance quickly and easily.

Cancellation cover starts immediately from the moment of purchase for you and all the travel companions you insure under the policy, so you no longer need to worry about the unexpected and focus on getting ready for your holiday.

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