Our policies include our independently rated 5 star COVID-19 cover, to help you decide if this cover is suitable for your needs please view our dedicated Coronavirus Page which explains how your cover applies in a number of circumstances.
While we recommend you read our Coronavirus Page to understand in more detail the cover we include as standard we need to make you aware of the following:
Prior To Travel: You will be covered for cancellation of your trip if you fall ill with COVID-19 or are required to self isolate by Track and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 App and cannot travel. You will not be covered if you need to cancel due to government restriction on travel or if you will need to quarantine either at your destination or on return home.
During Your Trip: You will be covered if you are denied boarding at your departure point (ie Airport, Cruise or Train terminal) due to detected symptoms of COVID. You are also covered for reasonable additional transport and/or accommodation expenses costs if you need to extend your stay due to compulsory COVID-19 quarantine (for example if you are required to self isolate due to you testing positive or being a close contact of someone who tests positive). If you fall ill with COVID-19 you are covered if you need medical treatment or repatriation to the UK. You will not be covered if you wish to return early to avoid a requirement to quarantine on your return.
Our policies DO NOT require you to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note however that our policies do not offer any cover if you fail to hold the relevant documentation as required by your airline (or other public transport such as a cruise ship or train) or destination country. For example if your destination country requires you to provide either proof of being fully vaccinated or a current negative test certificate and you are denied boarding/entry due to not providing valid documents there is no cover under our policies.
Our policies do not cover the costs of COVID testing or vaccination either prior to, during, or post your trip.
Our policies are valid for travel to the countries shown on your certificate of insurance. If you travel to a country where the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) or other regulatory authority advise against travel your cover may be reduced, click here for more information.
Please note that all cover noted above is subject to terms and conditions.
There's a lot to bring travellers to Asia, where low cost food, drink & accommodation attract backpackers in their thousands each year. South East Asia, which includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and several other countries and territories, is particularly popular as a low cost backpacker destination. More than just being a cheap travel destination, South East Asia has a wealth of history, some stunning architecture & extremely friendly locals.
Our Asia travel insurance provides you with all the cover you need if you are heading to Asia - whether that be to Vietnam or Thailand, China or even Mongolia!
We offer a number of great policy features as standard - protection against lost or stolen personal belongings, (including passport & cash) forced cancellation cover & medical cover. There's nothing more important than the appropriate medical cover if you are heading to Asia - you don't want to return from your trip with medical bills that you can't afford to pay!
Our travel insurance to Asia is quick and simple to purchase. All you need to do is use our secure online quote system & you'll have a quote within a few clicks.
Asia, and South East Asia in particular, is one of the go-to destinations for backpackers - it is arguably the best budget backpacking destination in the world due to cheap food, drink & accommodation, mixed with some truly stunning architecture, scenery and history.
Angkor Wat, in Cambodia, for example, is the largest religious monument in the world and dates back to the 12th century - whilst Chiang Mai is often considered by backpackers to be one of the best budget cities to live in, anywhere in the world. The street food here is fantastic and there are a large number of elephant nature parks & conservations zones within & just outside of the city.
For those with a slightly steeper budget, Japan offers an intoxicating mix of wacky culture & great food - whilst Tokyo is a wonderful mix of the old and the new. Why not watch a bout of Sumo wrestling or visit the famous Shibuya Crossing?