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STA Travel Insurance

Trusted by travellers since 1979, last year we insured over 40,000 travellers from the UK alone. Why? Because STA Travel insurance is different. On top of the medical, legal and luggage cover you'd expect, you'll also find things you wouldn't - like cover for over 100 adventure activities, free 24/7 GP access and flexible policies allowing trips home, extensions and more. So whether you're a skier, student, weekender or backpacker... we'll have a policy that protects you.


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Single trip insurance from 37p a day*

If you need cover for one continuous trip, for anything from a city break to a round the world trip, then this policy type is for you

  • Policy durations from four days to 24 months
  • Four different levels of cover to choose from
  • Tailor your policy with our range of add-ons

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Annual multi-trip insurance from 22p a day*

If you take more than one trip a year, then an annual policy could save you money and take the hassle out of buying individual policies

  • Unlimited trips of up to 60 days over 12 months
  • Choose from our Premier or Premier Plus cover
  • 21 days wintersports cover included for FREE
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Free 24/7 GP access

Over 100 adventure activities included

Cover for mobile phones, laptops and more^

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Up to £15 million medical expense cover

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Up to £10,000 cancellation cover

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Up to £3000 personal possessions cover

What's different about STA Travel Insurance?

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Included cover for backpackers

We understand that backpackers need cover that is smart and flexible. So with all of our single trip policies, you can travel for up to 24 months; extend your policy if your plans change; and return home for one visit on policies over 6 months. With our standard and premier levels you’ll get cover for over 100 sports and adrenaline activities, so you never have to stop the adventure; and with FREE access to a UK GP 24/7 by phone or online, you can feel safe travelling in remote areas where hospitals aren't always easily accessible.
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Included cover for students, workers and volunteers

We automatically include cover if you need to cancel your trip to resit exams, cover for working holidays - including farm work, ski seasons and the option to travel on a one-way ticket; and cover for recognised volunteer projects working with children and animals. For students, our 12 month Study Abroad policy meets US regulations, and our Medical Elective add-on gives peace of mind to students travelling on electives abroad.
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Wintersports and sports trips

Don't let your insurance leave you out in the cold. Our wintersports cover includes ski pack cancellation, loss/delay/damage to ski equipment, piste and avalanche closure. Buy cover for a single ski or snowboarding holiday, or add on extra ski days, weeks or months to a longer policy. We also automatically include 7 days wintersports cover on our single trip policies and 21 days on our annual policies, FREE OF CHARGE. Or if you're travelling abroad to play any other sports, ask about our sport trip policies.
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Tailor your policy

After choosing your level of cover and duration, personalise your policy with our add-ons. These include waiving the medical excess; reducing the policy excess; extra cover for gadgets including mobile phones and tablets; increasing the cancellation cover; and adding cover for natural catastrophes such as volcanic eruptions and hurricanes. We consider all pre-existing medical conditions, with medical screening available on our Standard, Premier and Premier Plus policies.

Travel Insurance FAQs

What kind of insurance should I get for backpacking?

Many backpackers end up doing a bungee jump, skydive or scuba dive, later realising that they weren’t covered for it. Plus, plenty of travellers change their plans or stay longer than they intended. Get the most comprehensive and flexible cover you can afford for your big trip; insurance is not the thing to scrimp on. Speak to a travel expert in store for more information on which policy is best for your trip.

Can I extend my insurance while I’m away?

Yes! As long as your policy hasn’t ended, you can extend your policy up to 24 months in total. Don’t forget, you’ll need to go through medical screening again or purchase any add-ons if you did so when you booked your original policy.

Who underwrites STA Travel insurance?

Allianz Global Assistance has partnered with STA Travel to provide insurance specifically designed for youth travellers, backpackers, name it. Relax, we've got you covered!

Can I insure my mobile phone?

Mobiles and other gadgets can be covered up to a total value of £1,000 on our Premier Plus policy or by purchasing a gadget add-on on our other policies.

What if I have a pre-existing medical condition?

After purchasing your policy, you’ll need to call the confidential medical screening helpline on 020 8603 9573 to check whether your condition can be covered and if there is any additional premium to pay.

Can I cancel my travel insurance?

All of our policies have a 14 day “cooling off” period, allowing you to cancel free of charge as long as you haven’t claimed** and your policy hasn’t started. After 14 days, all policies are non-refundable.