Bupa Global travel insurance
If you want access to in-house expertise and a global network of medical practitioners for emergencies while travelling, choose Bupa Global Travel for your travel insurance.
You do not need to have a Bupa health insurance policy to buy our single-trip and annual multi-trip travel insurance, and if you buy online, you get a 5% discount.
Our policies are simple and straightforward. The core cover is called Medical, and it draws on our medical expertise and experience, with no excess / deductible or co-payment and no overall limit on the majority of eligible medical expenses. We also offer non-medical and trip cancellation cover too, all serviced by our in-house teams.
Travel insurance that includes cover while pregnant
Our travel insurance includes cover for any sudden and unforeseen illness or complication in connection with maternity as standard – up to and including the 36th week of pregnancy. Please note that we only cover until and including the 4th month (18th week) of pregnancy when the pregnancy is the result of a fertility treatment and/or the insured is expecting more than one child.
Airlines often impose limits on pregnant women flying after 36 weeks of pregnancy, but this limit can vary by airline, so check with your carrier before you book. Also, before you fly, you may wish to:
- Speak to your doctor or midwife for advice
- Research medical facilities at your destination
- Get your maternity medical records ready to take with you.
Most importantly, make sure you have the right cover for your needs.
What travel insurance options are available and how do I choose?
Our travel insurance policy structure is simple: the core cover is called Medical, and it draws on our medical expertise and experience, so if you want to help protect yourself and your loved ones for medical emergencies resulting from acute unexpected illness or injury, this is ideal.
You can then add Non-Medical and Trip cancellation cover if you wish. These are all serviced by our in-house teams.
It’s that simple. Buy Medical Cover, Medical + Non-Medical Cover, or Medical + Non-Medical + Trip Cancellation Cover.
Here is a quick summary of features and benefits. For full details of benefits, limitations and exclusions refer to the product guide.
Medical CoverProduct guide (pdf)
Offers 24 hour multilingual assistance and global cover for medical emergencies resulting from acute unexpected illness and injury. Some features include:
- Worldwide cover as standard
- No excess / deductible / co-payment on eligible medical expenses
- No overall limit on the majority of eligible medical expenses. Please note limits apply to physiotherapy/chiropractor, for example.
- Free choice of recognised hospital / treatment facility
- In-patient and out-patient treatment
- Crisis psychologist for mugging or assault
- Medical evacuation and repatriation
- Compassionate emergency repatriation and visits
Please note that medical check ups are not covered
Medical + Non-MedicalProduct guide (pdf)
Offers the protection of Medical, plus cover for non-medical emergencies that include:
- Baggage theft, loss, damage or delay
- Theft of passport / cash
- Personal liability for property damage and bodily injury
- Travel delay / missed flight connection
- Hospital daily benefit
- Security and legal assistance
Please note sporting equipment is not covered. See the product guide for important information about details, limits and exclusions.
Medical + Non-Medical +Trip cancellationProduct guide (pdf)
On top of the Medical and Non-Medical cover, you can buy cover for reimbursement of non-refundable costs if you cannot travel due to an unexpected serious medical condition.
Again, please see the product guide for important details regarding this benefit and the limits that apply.
Please note that the above table is simply a summary of selected policy features. For full policy conditions, benefits, limitations and exclusions please refer to the product guide.
What our travel insurance is designed to protect is your most important asset – your health, nearly anywhere in the world and for a wide range of activities – so you can enjoy yourself to the fullest.
Please make sure to read our product guide to get all the details – including key limits and exclusions - before you buy.
Single trip vs annual multi-trip travel insurance
A single trip travel insurance policy covers a trip of a defined duration, while annual multi-trip policies can cover all your trips of up to one month each - personal and business, planned or last-minute – for one year. Either way, you usually don’t need to tell us where you are going, but please contact us if you are travelling to high risk areas, such as Iraq or Afghanistan, so we can discuss the cover options available.
If you’re not sure whether single trip or annual multi-trip insurance is more suitable to you, here’s a quick overview of the differences:
- Single Trip Travel Insurance policy
If you don’t travel often, you may prefer to buy a single trip policy. Single trip travel insurance can cover you for one work or personal trip that lasts from 1 to 364 days.
- Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance policy
If you travel even a few times in a year, it makes sense to get a quote for an annual multi-trip travel insurance policy. This will cover you for as many trips (up to a month each) as you can fit into o¬ne year: for work or personal travel, worldwide – and we cover a wide range of activities while you are away. If one of your trips does extend beyond a month, you can extend your insurance online by paying a daily premium.
Aside from being convenient, annual policies can be less expensive when compared to the cost of multiple single trip policies over a year. Please check the policy benefits, limits and exclusions before you buy, to make sure our cover is right for all your needs.
Still not sure?
You may find it easier to decide if you get a quote for both options. Keep in mind that we give you a 5% discount at checkout if you buy online, and kids under 2 are covered at no additional cost on your policy.
And if you happen to be a Bupa Global International Private Medical Insurance customer, check your policy benefits before travelling to see if they include cover for the country you are going to and other benefits, such as repatriation and evacuation. If you still require medical travel insurance, or you need the additional cover from our add-ons, such as theft, lost luggage and trip cancellation, for example, you can enjoy another 10% off simply by entering your policy number at checkout.
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If you reside in the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, Falkland Islands, Isle of Man or Gibraltar:
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If you reside anywhere outside of the countries listed above and you purchased your insurance with a start date on or before 31st December 2020:
If you reside anywhere outside of the countries listed above and you purchased your insurance with a start date on or after 1st January 2021: