How Far In Advance Should I Buy Travel Insurance?

For frequent travellers, Annual Trip Insurance can be booked up to one month (30 days) in advance and cover begins on the dates stipulated when purchasing the policy, so make sure that your policy starts on the day you purchase it or on the day you buy your plane tickets to also be guaranteed pre-departure cover.

When should your travel insurance start?

Once a traveler makes their first arrangement for a trip, that date becomes the initial trip deposit date. Many travel insurance coverages require you to purchase your plan within a specified number of days (usually 10-14) of making that initial trip deposit if the coverage is to be in effect.

Do you buy travel insurance before or after booking a flight?

The short answer is: It’s not too late! You absolutely can buy travel insurance after booking your trip. However, it’s always best to purchase insurance as early in the process as possible.12 Jun 2018

Does travel insurance cover flights already booked?

You can buy travel insurance anytime, even if you haven’t made any trip payments at all. If you buy travel insurance within 14-30 days, you may also qualify for the time-sensitive benefits, such as Cancel For Any Reason and Pre-Existing Condition coverage.1 May 2018