You don’t have to.
You can travel anywhere in the world without travel insurance.
Without travel insurance you could find yourself out of pocket if something goes wrong – anything from a few quid if you lose your passport, to hundreds of thousands of pounds if you need medical treatment on foreign shores.
Is it mandatory to have travel insurance?
But is travel insurance a legal requirement? No, you’re not legally required to have travel insurance. Some tour operators will insist you have a policy in place before they confirm your travel, especially to countries like the USA where there’s no public health service.
Can I buy travel insurance from another country?
Yes, you can buy a World Nomads policy when already overseas. You can be travelling anywhere in the world and still buy a policy. You can also keep buying more cover while away from home if you extend your trip by signing into your World Nomads membership and buying a new policy.
Can you buy travel insurance after booking a flight?
The good news is that, in most cases, you can obtain travel insurance up until the day before your trip actually begins. You can definitely purchase travel insurance even after you buy the plane tickets. Most travel agencies will actually purchase plane tickets and insurance policies almost simultaneously.
Do I need a travel insurance for UK visa?
So, the right answer is that the Travel Insurance is not mandatory for UK Visa. You just required a passport with a validity for the certain period of time when you are visiting UK. Although Travel Insurance is really important and not mandatory but for the UK Visa you don’t need it.