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Designed by travellers

Everything there is to know about The True Traveller and our Insurer

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The True Traveller was set up in 2010 by three travellers who first met each other when they all worked for a very well-known travel company in Earls Court, London in the late 1980’s. All three eventually went their separate ways but came back together to set up The True Traveller which was again a travel company specialising in adventure holidays.

At the time of setting up the holiday company, they knew the importance of having really good insurance, as if you’re travelling to Mera Peak in Nepal or travelling overland through Africa, your average high street insurance may not be sufficient. So, as well as doing the adventure holidays, they also set up their own insurance scheme.

Time went on, and the demand for the travel insurance by far exceeded the demand for the holidays, so in 2012 the insurance side was split from the original website to sit on its own dedicated website. The insurance side grew and grew so the decision was made to close down the holiday side of The True Traveller in 2014.

So, essentially we’re travel people who just happen now to be insurance people, but we think of ourselves as travellers. That’s why we called the company The True Traveller, and that’s why our strapline is "Travel Insurance designed by travellers".

The True Traveller Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and our registration number is 756107, which you can check on the FCA website by clicking here.

The True Traveller Limited is registered in England 07368275 and our registered address is 25 Bethecar Road, Harrow HA1 1SE. Our main office is at 173A West End Lane, London NW6 2LH.

About the insurer

Our travel policy is insured by AWP P&C S.A. They are part of the Allianz Group, who, according to Forbes Magazine’s 2016 Ranking of the World's Biggest Public Companies, are the world's largest insurance company and the 21st-largest company in the World.


Regulated by

True Traveller Insurance is arranged by The True Traveller Limited and is underwritten by Millstream Underwriting Limited on behalf of AWP P&C S.A. - Dutch Branch, trading as Allianz Global Assistance Europe.

Section Q-Financial Failure Protection is insured by certain underwriters at Lloyd’s and is administered by International Passenger Protection Limited (IPP). Certain underwriters at Lloyd’s are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), for further information contact IPP.

Millstream Underwriting Limited (FCA Firm Ref: 308584), and International Passenger Protection Limited (FCA Firm Ref 311958) are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

AWP P&C S.A. is authorised by Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel in France and authorised and subject to limited regulation by the FCA. Details about the extent of our authorisation and regulation by the FCA are available from us on request.

Their registration can be checked on the financial services register at www.fca.org.uk or you can contact them on 0800 111 6768.


The Charity we support

The True Traveller is proud to support The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) and the work it does across Africa. The DSWT’s mission statement says it all:

"The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown."

We insure many travellers visiting Asia each year, and some go to elephant parks, not realising that in most cases, the animals are kept in appalling conditions. It’s not for us to tell our clients what they can and cannot do on their journey, though we would always encourage them to thoroughly research any excursions that involve wild animals. However, what we can do is to support DSWT with the work they do in Africa to help, in particular, orphaned elephants and rhinos. We donate 55p from every policy we issue to DSWT to support the outstanding work they do.

If you would like to learn more of the work which DSWT does, please visit their website here.

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Our Insurer

Your True Traveller Policy is insured by AWP P&C S.A., Dutch Branch, trading as Allianz Global Assistance Europe, part of the Allianz Group, one of the world’s largest insurance companies.

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According to Forbes Magazine, Allianz is even bigger than Alphabet, the company which owns Google and YouTube, so you’ll be in good hands!


Already Travelling – No Problem

If you’ve already started travelling, and you previous insurance has run out, or you simply forgot before you left to take out travel insurance, you can simply apply online and get cover immediately.


Do however note, if you have already lost an item of baggage, have already seen a medical professional or are feeling ill or have been injured and about to see a medical professional, then we can’t help. Insurance is there to assist you in the event that something may happen, not for things which have already happened.


92 Activities as standard

Your Traveller Policy includes 92 activities as standard, which includes Bungee Jumping, Horse Riding, Safari Touring, Scuba diving to 18M and lots more activities you may end up partaking in on your trip. We even include non-manual work if you’re on a Working Holiday, and include bar and restaurant work as well.


We have our Adventure, Extreme and Ultimate Activity Packs you can select when you apply for your Insurance with us, which covers even more activities, to even include Rock Climbing, Trekking to unlimited altitudes as well as light manual labour again if you’re on a Working Holiday.


24/7 Medical Assistance Service

If you have an accident on your trip and end up in Hospital, we have a team at Intana Global in London who have multi-lingual staff and medical professionals on duty, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can call them from overseas on +44 20 7183 3751, or if you’re in the USA or Canada, you can also call toll free on 1 800 457 7930.

They will be able to assist you and get your medical bills paid, and in cases where it’s medically necessary, arrange to fly you back home for further medical attention.


Choose your Activity Pack

The Traveller Pack is included as standard on all our policies. However you can upgrade to more adventurous activities to ensure you are covered when undertaking these activities. If there’s an activity not listed, just contact us and we will see if we can get it included for you.

Traveller Pack
Abseiling Aerobics
Archery Athletics
Badminton Ballet
Banana Boating Baseball
Basketball Black Water Rafting (grades 1-3)
Bowls Bungee Jumping (2 jumps)
Camel riding (day tour) Canoeing (inland/ coastal – grades 1-3)
Caving (sightseeing/ tourist attraction) Recreational Visit only Cheerleading
Clay pigeon shooting Cricket
Croquet Cruising (Cruise Ship)
Curling Cycling (incidental to the trip)
Cycling (on an organised tour) Dodge Ball
Dragon Boating (inland/ coastal waters) Dune Bashing
Walking with Elephants (Riding Elephants not covered) Field Hockey
Fitness Training Fishing (inland/ coastal waters) - Sports/ Leisure fishing only – no commercial or rock fishing
Floorball Flying (as a fare paying passenger in a licenced scheduled or chartered aircraft or helicopter)
Football (Soccer) Go Karting
Golf Gymnastics
Horse riding (leisure/ social/ non-competitive) - No racing/ jumping Hot Air ballooning
Ice skating (indoor) Ice skating (outdoor) on a commercially managed rink
Jet boating (inland/ coastal waters) Jet skiing (inland/ coastal – grades 1-3)
Kayaking (inland/ coastal – grades 1-3) Kite boarding (on land or water)
Lacrosse Martial Arts training (non-contact)
Motorcycling (on road under 125cc) (Helmet must be worn) – No Motorcycle Touring Netball
Non Manual/ Clerical Work # Orienteering
Outdoor endurance courses up to 3 miles Outward Bound Pursuits
Paint Balling/ Airsoft Parachuting (1 jump)
Parasailing/ Parascending (Over water) Racquetball
Rifle range/ Sports shooting River Boarding/ Hydro Speeding (grades 1-3)
Roller Skating/ Rollerblading Rounders
Rowing/ Sculling (inland/ coastal waters – no white water) Running/ Jogging (up to half marathon distance)
Safari Travel Sandboarding/ Sand Skiing
Sailing (inland/ coastal waters) Scuba Diving (up to 18 metres in depth)
Segway Tours (Helmet must be worn) Skateboarding (ramp, half pipe, skate park, street)
Snorkeling Snowshoeing (Flat Terrain)
Softball Speed Boating (inland/ coastal waters – no white water)
Squash Stand up Paddle Surfing/ Paddle Boarding
Surfing Swimming (pool; enclosed, inland/ coastal waters)
Swimming with Dolphins/ Whales/ Whale Sharks Table Tennis
Tandem Skydive (1 jump) Tennis
Trampolining Trekking up to 3,000 metres
Triathlon up to Sprint Distance Tubing on rivers (grades 1-2)
Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball
Wall Climbing (Man-made Climbing Walls) – No soloing Water Polo
White Water Rafting (grades 1-3) Windsurfing (inland/ coastal)
Yoga Zip Lining
Adventure Pack
Aerial Safari Bicycle Polo
Black Water Rafting (grades 4-5) Bouldering – No soloing
Boxing (training only) Bungee Jumping (3 or more jumps)
Camel Trekking (overnight/ main mode of transport) Canyon Swinging
Canyoning Canoeing (inland/coastal – grades 4-5)
Cycle Touring Dirt Boarding
Dogsledding (on recognised trails) Fencing
Fishing (outside coastal waters/ deep sea) – Sport/ Leisure Fishing only Fly By Wire
Glacier Walking Kayaking (inland/coastal – grades 4-5)
Kite Buggy Land Surfing
Marathons Martial Arts - Judo/ Karate only (training only)
Motorcycling (on road over 125cc) (Helmet must be worn) – No Motorcycle Touring Mountain Biking (off road/ cross country)
Outdoor endurance courses up to 8 miles Outrigger canoeing (inland/ coastal waters)
Quad Biking (Helmet must be worn) Permitted Manual Work *
Rock Climbing (outdoor/ traditional/ sport climbing/ bolted/ aid climbing) – No soloing Roller Hockey
Sailing (outside coastal waters) Scuba Diving (up to 40 metres in depth)
Shark Cage Diving Spearfishing
Trekking up to 4,600 metres Trekking up Mt. Kilimanjaro
Triathlon to Middle Distance Via Ferrata
Volunteering $ Water Skiing/ Wakeboarding/ Wake Skating (No jumping)
White Water Rafting (grades 4-5) Zorbing
Extreme Pack
American Football Australian Rules Football (AFL)
Caving / Potholing (as part of a group, not ice; known routes only) Cycle Racing/ Time Trial
Cycling - BMX Flying (as pilot or passenger of a private light aircraft) - No Stunt/ Aerobatics or Commercial flying.
Gaelic Football Gliding
Horse Riding (Equestrian, Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing) Kite Wing (land, water only)
Motorcycling (on road over 125cc) (Helmet must be worn) – No Motorcycle Touring Mountain Biking (using downhill trails and/or mechanical lifts)
Outdoor endurance courses up to 13 miles Rugby (League/ Union)
Scuba Diving (up to 50 metres in depth) Tandem Paragliding (1 flight)
Trapeze/ High Wire/ Aerial Silks Trekking over 4,600 metres +
Water Skiing (Barefoot)
Ultimate Pack
Climbing (Ice) – No soloing. Hang Gliding
Mountaineering to 6,000M – No cover for free mountaineering, climbing in remote of inaccessible regions, exploratory expeditions or new routes. Parachuting – More than 1 Jump
Paragliding/Parapenting Parasailing/Parascending
Polo Sea Cliff Climbing – No soloing
Powerbocking Skydiving/Tandem Skydiving – More than 1 Jump
Triathlon to Full Distance

# Non Manual/Clerical Work Means any professional, clerical or administrative work or working as a classroom teacher, classroom assistant, au pair, child-minder, bar and restaurant work.

* Permitted Manual Work means general farm work and fruit picking. This includes driving tractors and other similar farm vehicles so long as you comply with any appropriate license requirements; doctor, nurse, midwife and care work (including medical elective trips but not dental elective); light building and DIY e.g. painting, decorating or basic construction work using light power tools only. Permitted Manual Work is not covered if it involves the use of plant/trade/industrial machinery, non-domestic power tools or working at a height of over 2 metres.

$ Volunteering means your participation in community or wildlife based conservation/project work when arranged by a professional organisation. This may include caring, teaching or nursing. It may also cover community/charity based supervised building/renovation projects or other Permitted Manual Work, provided the activity does not involve the use of plant/trade/industrial/agricultural machinery (other than tractors), non-domestic power tools or working at a height of over 2 metres.

+ Trekking over 4,600 metres exclude rock climbing at altitude. This is covered by Mountaineering in the Ultimate Pack. However, trekking will include peaks such as Mera Peak and Island Peak in Nepal, as these are treks and no mountaineering skills are required for these summits.

Please Note: The above list of activities is subject to the full policy terms and conditions which we suggest you read to ensure you are happy with the cover you elect to arrange.


Are you already travelling?

Can I take out this Insurance if I’m already abroad?

If you are normally a resident of the UK or an EEA Country and your insurance has run out, you may take out cover online with us for Single Trip policies. This is on the understanding that nothing has occurred at the time of taking out the cover which has led to a claim or may lead to a potential claim. Obviously, this insurance will not pay for your belongings if you’ve already lost them, medical bills if you’ve already incurred them or any other events known to exist at the time of arranging cover which might give rise to a subsequent claim. Note, purely as an anti-fraud measure, there is no cover in the first 48 hours after you’ve taken out your policy, except of course in the case where you suffer an injury as a result of an accident.

Please note if you are already travelling, you MUST select this option otherwise your Policy is not valid.

If I take out Insurance and get ill, where will I get repatriated to?

In the unlikely event of this happening, you will be repatriated back to your home country as long as the appropriate geographic premium has been paid and it has been agreed by the 24 hour Emergency Medical Assistance Service.

Please Note: The above FAQ’s are subject to the full policy terms and conditions which we suggest you read to ensure you are happy with the cover you elect to arrange.


Where do you normally live?

Please select one of the options of your Country of Permanent Residence. Please note we can only insure people who are permanent residents of the UK or another country in the EEA.

Your Country of Permanent Residence is the country where you:

  • Are a citizen or a legal permanent resident
  • Have access to medical care in that country through a National Health Insurance Scheme and/or private health insurance
  • Will be medically repatriated to for ongoing medical care if it’s necessary in the event you have a bad accident or becoming very ill on your trip
  • Have unrestricted and unconditional right of entry
  • Have a residential address

Please note, for British passport holders who have been travelling, living or working outside of the UK for more than 5 years consecutively, you are no longer entitled to NHS treatment, and so regrettably are not eligible for insurance with True Traveller. Those who hold private healthcare, may still be eligible.

Note if you have recently been travelling, we do not have any minimum residency requirements. This means, for example, if you are a British Passport holder and have right of abode in the UK, we are not concerned as to how many months in the past year you have been in the UK provided at the time of arranging this insurance you fulfil all the requirements as set out above.


Choosing your date

When selecting a start date for Multi-Trip policies please note that cancellation cover for any trips will not commence until the start date you choose, therefore the start date of your policy should not be the start of your holiday unless no cancellation cover is required.


Note that for Single Trip policies, cancellation cover is in place from the date you purchase your policy.


Travellers Ages

Please enter your age that you are today. For infants aged under 1, please enter 0 as the age.


Travelling To Caution

Please select where you are travelling to.


Residence Caution

Please choose your country of residence.


Blank Age Caution

Please enter your age.


Min Age Zero Caution

Age cannot be zero.


Caution - Age Check


You have entered the ages of all travellers as below 18 years of age. If this is a mistake please go back and correct this error so you can complete your application.

If the ages should all be under 18 years, please note to enter any sort of financial contract the individual purchasing the insurance must be 18 years of age or older.

By continuing, you are confirming that you a parent or legal guardian on behalf of the child to be insured.

Already travelling Caution

Please check already travelling checkbox.


Important Notice


We can offer travel insurance for you if you’ve left home and already travelling but only on the strict understanding that nothing has already happened which has led to a claim or may lead to a potential claim.

This means, for example, that if you have already lost an item of baggage, have already seen a medical professional or are feeling ill or have been injured and about to see a medical professional, then this policy will not pay for any part of any claim, and any claim attempted in such situations may be treated as fraud, which is a criminal offence.

To prevent fraudulent claims, cover will not commence until 48 hours after the policy has been purchased, and any illness or injury occurring in this waiting period will be considered a pre-existing condition and will not be covered. However, should you suffer a serious injury in an accident in this 48-hour period, which is verifiable by an Independent Witness, then you will be covered from the date cover commenced.

Note there is no 14-day cooling off period when already travelling overseas so no refund of premium will be made in the event you cancel the policy.


Maximum duration Caution

Sorry, the maximum length of a policy you can have is limited to 366 days if you are 50 years or age or more. Please amend your End date to  in order to get a quote.

Please amend your end date accordingly, and remember it's always possible to extend cover with us even if you're still travelling at the end of this period.


Trip Type Maximum duration Caution

Sorry, the maximum length of a policy you can have is limited to 548 days (18 months). Please amend your End date to  in order to get a quote.

Please amend your end date accordingly, and remember it’s always possible to extend cover with us even if you’re still travelling at the end of this period.

Note: If you need 2 years cover, please change your destination to Worldwide including USA & Canada.


World Wide Trip Maximum duration Caution

Sorry, the maximum length of a policy you can have is limited to 731 days (24 months). Please amend your End date to  in order to get a quote.

Please amend your end date accordingly, and remember it’s always possible to extend cover with us even if you’re still travelling at the end of this period.


Maximum Advance Booking Caution

Sorry, you can only start a policy with a commencement date up to 364 days from today’s date, so please amend your start date.


Caution

Sorry, due to the fact that the majority of our insurances are for adventurous activities or for backpackers, the maximum age we are able to insure to is 65.

We therefore recommend you visit goodtogoinsurance.com, who are specialists in arranging travel insurance for persons aged over 65. You can go straight to their website by clicking here or you can telephone them on 0330 024 9949.


Start Date Caution

Please select the travelling start date.


End Date Caution

Please select the travelling end date.


Important Notice


We have detected that you are using a computer which doesn't appear to be located in your Country of Permanent Residence.

Please be aware that you must choose the "Already Travelling" option on this page to ensure your policy is valid. Without the Already Travelling endorsement shown on your Policy, the policy is simply not valid and claims may be declined.

You may of course be purchasing this insurance for someone else, or you may be using a Corporate Internet routing through another country which we cannot detect, so if that is the case then please contact The True Traveller by telephone where one of our operators will be pleased to assist.


Start Date Caution

The start date of your insurance is in the past. Please correct the start date.