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Buy When You Book

“Flip flops? Check. Passport? Check. Travel insurance? I’ll do it later”.

Despite being something that most of us leave until last minute (hands up everyone who has purchased at the departure gate), it’s really important that you buy your policy after you’ve put money down on your trip to ensure you’re making the most of your cover.

Have you been taking advantage of the great deals on offer from travel providers like On The Beach, British Airways or TUI?

Our Buy When You Book campaign has launched to make people more aware of the benefits of buying their cover earlier.

You can cancel for FREE if you’ve only paid your trip deposit, meaning you don’t have to pay any excess if you’re only claiming for the cost of your holiday deposit*.

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Anything can happen between booking a holiday and travelling (we think 2020 has shown us to expect the unexpected), and whilst most travel insurance policies include cover for cancellation, you need cover in place when you book your trip so your deposit or booking is protected.

If you’re already planning your next trip, make sure you get travel insurance as soon as you put down your deposit. With single trip policies, you’ll be protected for the cost of cancellation from the moment you pay up until the point that you leave for your trip.

Our cover starts from just £6.97*, and includes the following benefits:

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Zero Excess on Deposit-Only Claims – Terms & Conditions
This offer only extends to deposit-only claims. Should you need to claim for the full cost of your holiday, the excess applicable on your main policy will still apply.

Cover Levels

Cover Levels

£1,500 - Personal Possessions

If you’re anything like us, then you buy a whole new wardrobe every time you go on holiday, plus all the essentials like straighteners, chargers, cosmetics, those fancy sunnies you bought in duty free last yer, the list goes on. This is why all of our Alpha policies come with £1,500 Personal Possessions cover, in case they get lost, stolen or damaged on your trip. We even include some £ for the purchase of essential items if your luggage is delayed reaching you on your trip! Check out your policy wordings for all the info.

£1,250 - Cancellation

Holidays can be pretty pricey at times, so if you have to cancel for reasons outside of your control, like a medical emergency, you’ll need to have the correct cancellation cover in place. Alpha understand this, and we don’t want you to be less a holiday AND your hard-earned and saved up cash; this is why we have £1,250 cancellation cover per insured person in our policies. Check out your policy wordings to see what’s covered under this.

£10,000 - Legal Advice

If you’re unfortunate enough to become injured on your trip, we’re here to help. From our emergency assistance team, all the way through to legal support. All of our Alpha policies offer a free 30 minute consultation with a legal expert who can advise on the next steps as well as up to £10,000 of legal expenses, if you’re injured whilst abroad. Check your policy wordings for more info.

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Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Alpha Travel Insurance has been rated 5 / 5 based on 69 customer reviews Our Rating

“May I take this opportunity to express my appreciation for your prompt and no-nonsense customer service, well done.”

Mr Holmes, Norwich

“Thank you for your help and swift service via live chat.

This is a great idea to get an immediate response instead of sitting on a phone, wish more sites would do it! Thanks!”

Miss Patrick, London

Activity Packs & Extensions

Activity Packs

If you’re planning on doing any specific activities on your trip, you’ll need to make sure these are covered in one of our activity packs. Pack 1 is included FREE with all policies, but if you’re doing something a bit more daring, you might need to purchase an additional pack…

Check out all the Activity Packs here

Activity Packs


Alpha have created a range of extensions you can add to your policy, including:

  • Gadget extension – can be added onto any policy
  • Festival & Event extension – can be added onto any policy
  • Cruise extension – covers cruises up to £1,500 per person on Single and Multi Trip policies

Find out more about our policy extensions

Medical Conditions

Medical Conditions

All Alpha Travel Insurance policies are able to include cover for hundreds of medical conditions.

Some of the most common ones include:

  • High blood pressure / hypertension
  • Asthma
  • High cholesterol
  • Underactive thyroid / hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes (both type 1 and type 2)
  • Food allergies and intolerance
  • Arthritis
  • Heart conditions
  • Stroke
  • and many more…

Medical conditions can be declared and screened at the same time as obtaining your quotation.

Simply visit our online medical screening page for more information.

Policy Info

*Single Trip from pricing based on an individual, aged 30, travelling to Europe Excluding, for 3 days.


Do you have a question about us, our cover or our policies? You may be able to find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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