Essential Travel Insurance.

Travel essentials are all the little extras that make your holiday safer, cheaper and easier - from fully comprehensive travel insurance, to the most sought after airport car parks, hotels, lounges and car hire services.
As one of the UK's leading independent online travel essentials providers. We offer great value travel insurance that is quick and easy to book; alongside all the other extras that will make your holiday safer, cheaper and easier.
A wide range of polices from Single Trip to Backpacker and cover for travellers up to 74 years of age. Our Superior Travel Insurance gives you higher cover, lower excesses and holiday protection if the airline you're travelling with goes bust!
Our comprehensive online medical screening ensures you get the perfect level of protection for your individual health requirements
24/7 access to your Policy Wording via My Account - our secure automated customer services centre - in case you need to make any changes!

Up to 20% off Airport Parking, Hotels and Lounges
+ Pre-book and save up to 60%
Discounts on over 30 UK airports
Up to 21% off airport parking
10% off airport hotels
10% off airport lounges

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Travel Insurance
A choice of 4 levels of cover for trips in the UK, Europe and worldwide. The online booking system allows you to quickly compare the best travel insurance policies offering the best level of cover for your trip.

Family Travel Insurance
Get cover for the whole family on one policy. With less paperwork and less hassle you'll only need to take one policy document and reference number. What's more, you can add extra protection for pre-existing medical conditions, sports, winter sports all in one quote.

Pregnancy Travel Insurance
As standard, our single and annual multi-trip policies provide comprehensive Pregnancy Travel Insurance, with emergency medical cover for those who are pregnant up to 32 weeks. You will not need any medical screening for your pregnancy unless you have had any previous complications or other pre-existing medical conditions.

Diabetes Travel Insurance
If you need travel insurance for diabetes, you can add extra medical cover quickly and easily with our simple medical screening process. Diabetes travel insurance can be added to any of our policies no matter where, or how far you travel.

Student Travel Insurance
With cover for trips of up to 2 years for as little as £7.70 a month, Essential Travel's student travel insurance is ideal for those wanting to go backpacking, volunteering, working abroad or taking a gap year.

Sports Insurance
From bungee jumping and skydiving to weddings, cruises, golf, independent traveller cover, excess waivers and even business insurance. We have you covered.

Airport Hotels with Parking Packages
If you plan to take your car to the airport, our Airport Hotels With Parking packages include a hotel room and airport parking. Often, this can work out cheaper than just booking airport parking alone. Parking arrangements can vary slightly with each hotel and the cheaper packages are typically those that provide parking at the hotel.