Nearly 3,000 people (2,904) voted in our latest site poll, which ran between 17 and 24 August 2021. It asked respondents to tell us whether they thought travel insurance was a must-buy. The questions covered those who had booked a UK or overseas trip, as well as those who’ve yet to book a holiday. While not a representative sample of the UK population, the poll offers a snapshot of people’s views on travel insurance.
Of those with holidays abroad booked, 87% already had a policy in place or were planning to get one – only 5% said they wouldn’t insure their trip. But it was a different picture for those who’d booked UK holidays, with 58% saying they wouldn’t be insuring them. See the tables below for a full breakdown.
If you’re planning a trip overseas, getting travel insurance as soon as you’ve booked is vital – see our Cheap travel insurance guide for more and also check our Coronavirus Travel Rights guide for the latest on Covid travel restrictions. If you’re considering a trip in the UK or you’ve already got one booked, you can also see our UK Travel Insurance guide for our top picks.