We have a list of companies to the right who are happy to insure children who are not travelling with their own family. Most of them have slightly different 'rules' when it comes to what type of group of young travellers they will cover, so do read through them and check any policy you are looking at carefully. It's really important that any policy you not only find a policy that covers young travellers or children, but also one which will insure any medical conditions the younger traveller might have or activities they plan to undertake.
There are more insurers who are happy to cover children who are accompanied by a responsible adult. Typically that might be a leader of a school party or sports club, or alternatively a friends parent if a child is holidaying with friends. However there are also insurers who are quite happy to cover children who are travelling with a group of fellow teenagers, maybe after their GCSEs.
Not normally, and usually travel insurance premiums for young travellers are very affordable. Whilst as parents there is a tendency to assume that risks are higher for this age group the actual situation is that claims made by children travelling without their parents are lower and this is reflected in the premiums.
Whilst high value claims (which tend to be medical related) are fewer there is probably a higher potential of losses of mobile phones, iPhones, MP3, iPads, headphones, tablets etc etc. Gadget insurance comparison service for more details.
This information is based on journalistic investigation and research. It is not financial advice. Any information should be considered in regard to specific circumstances. Any suggestions followed up are done so at your own risk and your own research is key.
This content was last reviewed on 07/05/2013