Travel insurance for Europeans / EU residents

Columbus Direct

  • Company: Located in UK and establised in 1988.
  • Underwriter: Lloyd's.
  • For who: All EU residents.
  • Type: Single trip, backpacker, adventure travel and more.
  • Cover: Medical, personal belongings and legal.
  • Max duration: 12 months.
  • Pros: High altitude trekking can be covered with additional premium.
  • Cons: Adventure activities need additional premium, like trekking above 2000m.
Read their policy and get online quote.
Columbus Direct's webiste

Globelink International

  • Company: Located in UK and established in 1996.
  • Underwriter: Mapfre.
  • For who: All EU residents.
  • Type: Single trip, annual, backpacker, ski and more.
  • Cover: Medical, personal belongings and legal.
  • Max duration: 15 months, which can be extended to 18 months.
  • Pros: Most activities are covered, including bungee jumping, scuba diving (max 30m) and trekking up to 4000m in Peru and Himalayas.
  • Cons: For trekking above 2000m (unless for Peru and Himalayas) additional premium is need.
Read their policy and get online quote.
Globelink's webiste

World Escapade

  • Company: Located in Canada and establised in 1987.
  • Underwriter: ihi Bupa.
  • For who: All EU residents.
  • Type: Single trip.
  • Cover: Extensive medical-only with option to add non-medical cover.
  • Max duration: 12 months, but can be renewed.
  • Pros: All adventures are covered, can be taken out while travelling, no deductibles, free choice of hospitals and unlimited medical cover.
  • Cons: Some war torn countries are not covered!
Read their policy and get online quote.
World Escapade's webiste

World Nomads

  • Company: Located in Australia and establised in 2000.
  • Underwriter: ihi Bupa.
  • For who: All EU residents.
  • Type: Single, couple and family.
  • Cover: Medical and personal belongings.
  • Max duration: Unlimited.
  • Pros: Online claiming, can be taken out while travelling and most adventure stuff are included.
  • Cons: Age limit 66.
Read their policy and get online quote.
World Nomads's webiste

Worldwide Insure

  • Company: Located in UK and establised in 1992.
  • Underwriter: AXA Insurance UK.
  • For who: All EU residents.
  • Type: single trip and longstay that comes in three coverage levels.
  • Cover: Medical-only or medical, personal belongings and legal (depending on coverage level).
  • Max duration: 18 months.
  • Pros: Many price levels.
  • Cons: Some activities need additional premium (e.g. bungee jumping and trekking above 4000m).
Read their policy and get online quote.
Worldwide Insure's webiste
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