Can I buy travel insurance at the airport?
Some insurance companies will let you take out a policy if you ring them from the airport. However, buying a policy last minute isn’t always the best idea. When taking out a policy, it’s important to shop around and ensure that you have the best travel insurance for your needs. If you leave it to the last minute, you’ll end up making a rushed decision, focusing on price rather than quality.
How far in advance can I buy travel insurance?
If you’re buying single trip travel insurance, you can take out a policy up to a year in advance and cover begins the day you buy it. If you travel more frequently and take out annual trip travel insurance, it can be bought up to 30 days in advance and cover starts on the dates stipulated in your policy. It’s recommended that your policy starts on the day you book your holiday to guarantee pre-departure cover in case you need to cancel. If you’re going travelling, you can buy backpacker insurance up to 60 days prior to your trip.