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TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR THE UK

Whether you're living it large in London, seeing the sites in Scotland or wandering around Wales, our UK travel insurance
will cover your British holiday for medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, family emergencies & more! 
What are you waiting for? Zoom to it!

WHY BUY WITH ZOOM

Medical cover

medical cover

Relax knowing that your hospital expenses for injury or illness are covered with Zoom's unlimited medical coverage. Zoom to top notch cover!

travel delays

Travel delays

Setbacks on your sojourn are never much fun. Cover your UK travel disruptions in a flash with Zoom travel cover. We keep things zippy!

luggage cover

luggage COVER

Your stuff is precious and we get that. Take off on your Blighty break knowing your luggage is protected with Zoom.

Family emergencies

Family emergencies

Had to rush home or cancel your trip due to a family emergency? We'll cover your non-refundable deposits so you can focus on the rest.

kids go free

kids go free

Family holiday to Europe? Save your pennies as all dependants under 21 are included under your policy at no additional cost. Say what!?

Car Hire Excess

rental car excess

If you regularly hire a car on holiday then our rental vehicle excess add-on is a must for your next trip. We cover your wheels with no worries!

easy claims

easy claims

We've done away with lengthy forms and have kept our claims process simple. We guarantee to assess fully documented claims in a flash.

Car Hire Excess

Peace Of Mind

Zoom to Zen. You can sit back and relax on your holiday knowing that Zoom travel insurance is backed by Lloyd’s of London, one of the world’s most trusted insurers.

UK TRAVEL INSURANCE FAQ'S

The UK is one of the most popular destinations for Aussie tourists, so we've had a fair few questions in the past. 
You can find answers to the most common travel insurance queries below, so that you're in the know before you go.
  • Am I covered medically while holidaying in the UK?
  • Australia and the United Kingdom share reciprocal healthcare agreements meaning you will have access to government medical facilities and care while travelling in the UK. However, this agreement would not cover you for repatriation back to Australia should you so need it, or any trip cancellation cover, luggage protection, additional accommodation costs which would be included as part of your Zoom travel insurance policy. 

  • Am I covered for bad weather in Blighty?
  • At zoom, we cover you in the event that your trip and pre-arranged bookings are affected by an unforeseen natural disaster. However we cannot cover you for lack of holiday enjoyment for a bit if rainy weather.

  • How do alcohol and drugs affect my cover?
  • Pining for a pint? When it comes to alcohol we advise you to drink in moderation. Please note that we may exclude any claims where excessive drugs or alcohol have been involved.

  • Am I covered for adventure activities across Great Britain?
  • We automatically cover a wide range of adventure sports including cycling, kayaking, bunjee jumping, horse riding and more. You can also buy our Adventure Pack to cover additional adventure sports. 

  • I have high value items; how much can I insure them for?
  • If you have an expensive item that you just can’t leave behind you can insure it separately for up to $5,000. Please note that high value item cover is only available under our comprehensive plan.

  • Am I covered for pick pocketing in the UK?
  • Yes, you’re covered for muggings provided of course, you were acting with reasonable care (i.e. did not leave your belongings unattended). If you’re the victim of a pickpocket, you’d be covered for loss, theft and damage to your luggage and personal effects. If you are robbed it’s important that you get a police report and contact us as soon as possible.

  • What is a dependant?
  • This means your dependant children or grandchildren under the age of 21 at the date of policy issue who are travelling with you.

LONDON QUICK GUIDE


A trip to the UK wouldn't be complete without a visit to the big smoke. London’s reputation as one of the world's most cosmopolitan capitals is well earned and can tempt even the most jet-lagged traveller. Whether you're after shopping, culture, theatre, museums, art galleries, parks or pubs... the capital has it all. What are you waiting for? Zoom to London!

No matter which kind of UK experience you're planning, Zoom can cover your trip with a range of plans.  You can minimise your costs with Medical Only cover, or choose to buy Comprehensive Travel Insurance for extra protection to cover things like travel delays and cancellation. Compare Zoom's Travel Insurance plans online today.

VISAS FOR THE UK

Generally Aussies travelling to Blighty as tourists do not need a visa, as long as you’re not intending on staying more than 6 months.  However, if 6 months just doesn't seem long enough head to the UK Immigration website to find what visas might be available to you.

Each year, thousands of young Australians head to the UK to do their working holiday visa, allowing (as the name suggests) to work & travel in the UK for up to two years at a time. You can apply if you;

•    hold an Australian passport
•    are aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) at the time of applying
•    have no dependent children accompanying you
•    have a return ticket, or sufficient funds for a return or onward fare
•    have sufficient funds for the first part of the holiday.

ON ARRIVAL

Alright Geeza, you've arrived in the mother land. If you’re landing in Heathrow and heading into London, there’s a plethora of transport choices available for you, no matter your budget.  The fastest link between Heathrow and central London is by catching the train into Paddington that runs every 15 minutes. Or why not hop on the tube, the Piccadilly Line gets you right into the center of London in about 45 minutes for less than a tenner. Buses run throughout the day, from £10 taking less than an hour into Victoria coach station. Or if you want to sit back and relax and arrive in true London style, a black cab will cost about £50 and takes about an hour.

GETTING AROUND

London is a wonderfully diverse and cosmopolitan city – and it’s also rather large, so it pays to be prepared before you arrive to know the best way to get around! Fortunately for tourists, many of the popular attractions are all located in central London, making it a bit easier. The cheapest way to travel around the city is by getting a 1, 2, 3 or 6 day London Pass + Oyster Travelcard. The Oyster Travelcard (similar to Opal or Myki) covers journeys on London’s public transport network including underground, buses, overground trains and the DLR - any time of day, any day of the week! For more tips on how to get around, head to the Transport for London site.
 

BEST TIME TO VISIT

You’re in the northern hemisphere now, so start thinking about switching your seasons. Forget prawns and swimmers and days down the beach, and think mulled cider, roast dinners and kicks of culture.  You can visit the UK all-year-round depending on what type of trip takes your fancy.  Spring is nice (March-May), when the temperatures are mild and the city's parks are green and blooming. However, late spring and into summer (June-August) is prime tourist season, when the hordes of tourists arrive and hotel and flight prices begin to surge. If you have never experienced a cold Christmas, London in December won’t disappoint. The city sparkles with twinkling lights and festive events throughout the holiday season. However, rememeber that central London is usually overrun with holiday shoppers, especially at Oxford Street, so be prepared to battle the crowds!

WHERE TO GO

There’s just too much to fit in, so rather than explaining each in we thought we’d provide you with one epic list so you can go and research for yourself. Enjoy!

Touristy: Buckingham Palace. Big Ben. Covent Garden. Trafalgar Square. London Eye. Horse Guards Parade.
Food: Borough Market, Brick Lane, Spitalfields Market. Soho. Camden Market.
Shops: Oxford Street. Regent Street. Bond Street. Selfridges. Harrods. Portobello Market.  
Culture: Natural History Museum. St Pauls Cathedral. Tower of London. Tate Modern. Somerset House. National Portrait Gallery.
Greenery: Hyde Park. Hampstead Heath. St James Park. Kew Gardens.
For more fun ideas visit Time Out London. 

MUST KNOW TIPS

You don’t need us to tell you that you can’t rely on the good olde English weather, so it goes without saying, if you’re out exploring the big smoke, pack an umbrella! Big cities attracts opportunists, so hold your bags close in big crowds, especially when traveling on trains or buses to avoid pocket pinchers. Don’t pass up on the fantastic museums London has to offer – most are totally free. Need to grab a bite? Don’t leave blighty without trying a Marks & Spencer sandwich, a quick, cheap and tasty lunch perfect for when you're on-the-go. Embrace the busy tube, but if it’s not for you, a ride with a London cabby is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. 

ZOOMING ELSEWHERE?

Are you planning to zoom somewhere else on your holidays? Whether you're holidaying to terrific Thailand or sassy Singapore, we've got plenty of helpful advice on other popular travel destinations to check out. What are you waiting for? Zoom to it!