Buying travel insurance online

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Written by Tiana Lee-Collins
Reviewed by Adrian Taylor
Last updated 11 April 2024

Can I get travel insurance online?

Many travel insurance providers sell policies online, making it easy to organise a travel insurance plan from the comfort of your home. To buy travel insurance online, you’ll need to fill out an online questionnaire. This helps the provider find out more about you and your trip so they can offer a policy that may suit your circumstances.

While there’s no face-to-face interaction, you essentially get the same service online as you would over the phone. If you need help or have any questions, you can always call the insurer or may be able to use their ‘live chat’ feature, which lets you chat with a consultant in real-time online.

Alternatively, you can also visit a travel agent to plan your getaway and get a referred travel insurance policy. However, in many cases, the premiums may be higher.

Expert tips for choosing the right travel insurance policy online

Compare the Market’s travel insurance expert, Adrian Taylor, has these tips for choosing a suitable policy when comparing online:

Adrian Taylor
Executive General Manager – General Insurance

Research what inclusions you may need

Your policy may differ depending on the insurer, type of plan and level of cover. By understanding what you want to be covered for, you’ll have a better grasp on what sort of policy you need, whether it’s a medical-only policy or a more comprehensive plan.

Consider using a comparison tool

There are a couple ways you may be able to purchase travel insurance, such as through tour companies or travel agents. However, they might have higher prices than you would get from using an online comparison tool that lets you compare multiple quotes all in one place.

Get the most value out of your policy

When considering a policy online through our comparison service, you can choose different levels of cover and trial alternate excess amounts before purchasing to adjust the cost of your premium. This can help you get the most value out of your policy, while also searching for a suitable cover for your trip needs.

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Meet our travel insurance expert, Adrian Taylor

Adrian Taylor
Executive General Manager – General Insurance

As the Executive General Manager of General Insurance, Adrian Taylor believes in educating customers about the importance of travel insurance so that anyone can kick back and make the most of their time away from home. While no one wants a disrupted holiday, a suitable travel insurance policy can provide a financial safety net for yourself, your belongings and your trip in case things go wrong.