Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Planning to travel? Plan ahead

Columbus Direct provides premium travel insurance cover to residents of over 45 countries at competitive online prices. Over the last 24 years, we've covered millions of clients worldwide and never compromised on cover.

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Why choose Columbus Direct

  • Professional 24h multilingual assistance / emergency services
  • Winter Sports, Business and Adventure Sports cover available
  • Buy online in only 5 minutes and receive your insurance certificate right away via email
  • You can buy up to one hour before you start your trip
  • All your personal data will be processed using a secure connection certified by Geotrust
Annual Multi Trip

Travel Insurance for unlimited trips for a whole year.

  • Up to £15 Million cover for medical costs
  • Up to £7,500 cancellation cover
  • Up to £2,500 baggage cover
  • Scheduled Airline Failure (SAFI) cover included as standard
  • Over 80 sports and activities covered for free
  • Cover for many pre-existing conditions available
  • Tailor your policy with optional Ski cover, zero excess, volcanic ash cover and more

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Single Trip

Columbus single trip cover provides great value cover for a single trip and can be tailored individually to the length and destination of your trip.

  • Up to £15 Million cover for medical costs
  • Up to £7,500 cancellation cover
  • Up to £2,500 baggage cover
  • Scheduled Airline Failure (SAFI) cover included as standard
  • Over 80 sports and activities covered for free
  • Cover for many pre-existing conditions available
  • Tailor your policy with optional Ski cover, zero excess, volcanic ash cover and more

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Backpacker

Columbus offers a full range of benefits for backpackers with our Globetotter policy – with cover for trips of up to 365 days.

  • £1 Million cover for emergency medical expenses and repatriation costs
  • £1,000 cancellation cover
  • £750 cover for baggage & personal belongings
  • Over 80 sports and activities covered as standard, including scuba diving (to 30m)
  • Optional cover for adventure activities

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Cruise Cover Cruise holidays are often not covered by standard travel insurance policies and require special cover. Columbus Direct covers cruise holidays as standard on all of our policies at no extra cost.
Ski Cover

Our specialist winter sports insurance provides you with excellent all-round cover for skiing and snowboarding. With full medical assistance, including cover for helicopter rescue if required, you know you're properly insured both on and off the piste.

Both Single Trips and Annual Multi trips are available.

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Adventure Sports With our Adventure Sports policy you are covered for a wide range of sports and activities including Abseiling, Bungee Jumping and Windsurfing.

Both Single Trips and Annual Multi trips are available.

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Business Cover

If you travel regularly on business then Columbus has an excellent travel insurance policy for you. Available as annual travel cover only, our policy covers you for specified business equipment such as laptops, as well as allowing you to send a replacement business colleague to an overseas meeting if you cannot make it for reasons covered by the policy. Our Platinum policy also gives you access to over 600 airport VIP lounges with a FREE Priority Pass membership.

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