Essential Travel Insurance

  • No minimum residency requirements
  • Available for all age groups up to 89
  • 24-hour emergency assistance
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What is Essential Travel Insurance?

Essential Travel Insurance is a range of policies that will financially protect you against all of the most common mishaps for a reasonable price, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Essential Travel Insurance offers you cover for Single Trips with the duration of up to 8, 17, or 24 days, or from 1 month up to 15 months at a time. These policies can be extended to a maximum of 18 months subject to no claims/medical problems. This range of policies offers necessary cover for the UK, EU and EEA residents as well as Australian, New Zealand and South African passport holders living in the UK of up to 89 years of age.

The cheapest essential policy is £ based on 1 adult aged up to 50 travelling in Europe (for up to 5 days per trip).

Essential Travel Insurance Key Benefits

  • No hidden costs and low excess levels
  • Large number of Pre-Existing Medical Conditions that are covered for free, so you do not need to pay extra for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and many other conditions, so long as you have had no related complications. 
  • Trekking to altitudes of up to 3500 metres for free
  • Essential specific covers included as standard in Comprehensive policy: from Travel Delays to Passport Loss

Attention! The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) could provide you with some emergency healthcare for EU countries, but it will not pay for Helicopter or stretcher rescue, repatriation costs, lost or stolen property, and it does not cover long-term medical treatment.


Health is the most important but not the only thing that can let us down and ruin our holiday. Standard Essential Travel Insurance Policy will include the most crucial benefits. Cancellation, Travel Delay, Loss of Baggage, Documents and Valuables – these are the most common problems travellers face on their journey, and they are covered by Globelink Essential Travel Insurance.

Globelink will financially protect you against all the possible mishaps on your journey!

We help you to customise your Travel Insurance policy, so it suits all your needs. You can always include selected options to your Travel Insurance policy: Extra Cover for Valuables and Cancellation Top Up, Extra Cover for Repatriation.

Get a Quote and arrange cover securely online. Your policy will be delivered instantly to your email address. Purchasing Travel Insurance takes less than 1 minute.

Still have questions?

Globelink team will assist solving any of your questions over the phone 00 44 (0) 1353 699082.

Geographical Limits - Area Definitions
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France (including Corsica), Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (including Greek Islands), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy (including Aeolian Islands, Sardinia & Sicily), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including Azores & Madeira), Romania, Russia (West of the Ural Mountains), San Marino, Serbia (including Kosovo), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Balearic and Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vatican City.
Worldwide I
Worldwide, excluding United States of America, Canada and all islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Japan and Mexico. (Also includes cover for Europe, Australia and New Zealand).
Worldwide II
(all countries)
Worldwide, including United States of America, Canada and all islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Japan and Mexico: All countries worldwide. (Also includes cover for Europe, Australia and New Zealand).

Travel Insurance

Please read your Policy Wording carefully to ensure that it meets with your precise requirements. View and download the relevant Policy Wording* from the links below depending on whether you live in the UK or elsewhere in the EU.

*If you purchased your Travel Insurance policy prior to 1st January 2019, you can view your policy wording by reviewing your Globelink Travel Insurance Documents Purchase email, or obtain a copy by contacting globelink@globelink.co.uk with your name and address details.

Travel Insurance Policy Wording for Policies issued from 1st January 2019 to 31st January 2019

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Policy Wording for Policies issued to EU residents (living outside the UK) from 1st February 2019 onwards

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Policy Wording for Policies issued to UK residents (living in the UK only) from 1st February 2019 onwards

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