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  • Expect the Unexpected - Protection should unexpected happen

    Travel insurance with Natural Disaster Cover


    Whether you're planning a short weekend break or the trip of a lifetime, the last thing anyone wants is to be disrupted by an unforeseen event or natural disaster. That's why Direct Travel Insurance now offers cover to protect you against travel disruption caused by volcanic eruption, flood, tsunami, earthquake, landslide, hurricane, tornado or wildfire.

    Single Trip policyholders - if at the time of purchasing this insurance you are due to depart on your trip within the next 7 days, and a natural catastrophe has occurred which may directly result in a claim under this insurance, the amounts in the table of benefits will be reduced by 75%.

    Annual Multi-Trip policyholders - if at the time of purchasing this insurance or booking your trip, whichever is the later, you are due to depart on your trip within the next 7 days, and a natural catastrophe has occurred which may directly result in a claim under this insurance, the amounts in the table of benefits will be reduced by 75%.

    No cover is provided under this section of cover if on the date of purchase your departure airport has already been closed or your flight has already been grounded.

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      This product is available for UK residents only. You must be 18 years or over to purchase.

      Upper age limits may apply. Depending on the product selected - view details
      • Up to £6,000 for trip cancellation;
      • Up to £2,000 if you are stranded abroad;
      • Up to £750 if you are stranded on an international connection;
      • Additional expenses when stranded in the UK;
      • Additional expenses to reach your intended destination if you do not wish to cancel;
      • Additional parking costs & kennel/cattery fees.
    • Why we have introduced natural disaster cover

      The last few years have highlighted how important travel insurance is when it comes to unexpected disruption. Volcanic ash, earthquakes and even tsunamis have caused havoc for thousands of travellers all around the world. However, when it came to claiming on insurance policies, many people were surprised to discover they were not covered.

      Those travellers who were affected by the recent volcanic ash incident will know that there was a huge amount of confusion on who they should go to for support, whether they were stranded abroad, in the UK, or had to cancel their trip.

      Direct Travel Insurance customers who choose to buy our Natural Disaster Cover can rest assured that if their travel plans are disrupted in the future by a natural catastrophe such as volcanic ash, tsunami, earthquake etc then at least they have the peace of mind that they are protected should they need to cancel their trip or are stranded abroad, in the UK, or on an international connection.


      What can I do if I am older than the maximum age limit for the policy?

      You may be able to obtain an alternative travel insurance policy by contacting:
      British Insurance Brokers Association: www.biba.org.uk
      Tel: 0870 950 1790 (Lines open 9.00am – 5.-00pm Monday to Friday)


      Purchasing Natural Disaster Cover

      Natural Disaster Cover is available to add to Single Trip travel insurance, Annual Multi-trip travel insurance, and Backpacker cover, and can be purchased online or over the telephone.

      Simply get a quote above, and Natural Disaster Cover will automatically be selected and included in the prices displayed. For full cover details, please view Section 24 of our Travel Insurance Policy.