We consider comprehensive travel insurance to be essential and we strongly recommend that you purchase insurance which includes, but is not limited to, cover for illness, accident, emergency repatriation, ambulance, air ambulance, helicopter rescue services, cancellation, lost luggage and delays. Your travel insurance should also cover you for open water swimming and any other activity listed in your trip itinerary (including races and competitions, where applicable). Please read your policy details carefully and remember to take them with you on your trip for your own reference.
Please note that if you are a resident of the UK and are eligible for free health coverage through the NHS (National Health Service), travel insurance is not required for medical treatment for trips which take place within the United Kingdom. We do, however, still recommend that you take out adequate travel insurance to cover you for things such as trip cancellation, lost luggage, personal liability etc.
The below information includes a range of insurance companies and resources which may offer suitable coverage or further information for you.
Please remember that it is your responsibility to ensure that you purchase adequate travel insurance for your needs and we are unable to advise on the suitability of any particular insurance company or policy for your SwimTrek trip.
World Nomads and Coronavirus
As the situation regarding travel and Coronavirus is changing frequently we advise checking with World Nomad's policies and FAQ regarding COVID-19 before purchasing a policy. Read the latest information directly from World Nomads.
World Nomads Travel Insurance (generally only available to under 65s)
Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. World Nomads generally offers insurance to under 65s, but does also offer insurance up to age 69 for residents of several countries, including the US and Australia.
Temporary suspension of sales with World Nomads (7 April 2020)
Please be advised that World Nomads will be temporarily suspending sales on all travel insurance plans from close of business on Wednesday 1 April 2020 for travelers from all countries with the exception of World Nomads USA. We will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation and will advise all partners once these plans resume for sale or of any further changes.
World Nomads are continuing to provide services to those who already have policies with them, and travelers can continue to receive fortnightly Nomads News including safety updates and travel news.
They are also continuing to add to and update their FAQs for the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis as it continues.
Travel Insurance for Over 65s
If you're over 65 years old, there's a good chance that you'll have to do some shopping around to find travel insurance that will provide adequate cover for your trip. And, while we can't advise on the suitability of any particular insurance company or policy for your SwimTrek trip, we have included a number of links below to websites which provide further information about insurance for older travellers and which we hope will help to point you in the right direction.
MoneySupermarket - Over 65s Travel Insurance (UK-based comparison site)
Confused.com - Over 50s Travel Insurance (UK-based comparison site)
The Telegraph - How to find the best travel insurance if you're over 65 (UK-based article with links to relevant insurance companies)
InsureMyTrip - Travel Insurance for Every Trip (US-based comparison site)
TravelInsurance.com - Travel Insurance Made Easy (US-based comparison site)
SquareMouth - Compare Travel Insurance Companies (US-based comparison site)
Finder.com.au - Travel insurance for over 65s (Australian-based comparison site)
Seniors Travel Insurance - Seniors Travel Insurance (Australian-based comparison site)
Rest of the World
For guests travelling from any other country, we recommend that you use an independent travel insurance comparison site (ideally, based in your home country) to compare different insurance companies and policies in order to decide which is the most suitable for you.