^ For Single Trip (including Backpacker) cover for cancellation begins immediately you buy a policy. For Annual Multi-Trip all cover begins from the policy start date you choose. For cancellation cover to begin immediately for any trips you’ve already booked, make sure you choose the date you buy the insurance as the start date for the policy.
^^ Mintel Travel Insurance UK - February 2017
* The Single Trip policy will cover you for one trip up to:
- 365 days for persons aged up to and including age 70.
- 90 days for persons aged between 71 and 75.
- 31 days for persons aged between 76 and 85.
** Under an Annual Multi-trip policy although you can take as many trips as you want within the policy year, there is a maximum duration for each individual trip. This limit varies depending on the cover level chosen and will be 17 or 31 days. On some policies the limit can be extended to 31, 45 or 60 days for an additional premium.