A good travel insurance policy will protect you against the cost of potential problems like cancellation, lost luggage, stolen property, illness and injury.
Before you buy your policy you must make sure you get the right cover for your trip and look for a travel insurer you can trust.
There are two main types of travel insurance you can choose between:
The best policy for you will depend on how often you travel. If you are only going on one holiday in the next year get a single trip policy, but if you travel more often an annual policy could be cheaper.
If you do not you will be unable to claim if you fall ill as a result of your condition, for example if you have angina and suffer a heart attack while on holiday.
Not all travel insurers cover certain health problems, so compare travel insurance with medical conditions here to find a policy that will protect you.
You may need to add extra cover for some activities that are not normally included as standard, like:
If you are going away for an extended time, like a gap year, you may need a specialist policy to cover you. You can find backpacker travel insurance policies here.