• US$ 14 Million Medical Cover
    US$ 0 Excess Option

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  • Year round cover
    from only US$ 114

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  • More than 30
    sports covered

    as standard

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  • Over 64 Travel Insurance
    from just US$54

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  • Get 21 days free
    Ski Medical Cover

    with our Premier Annual Policy

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In 1988 Columbus Direct became one of the first international travel insurance providers to sell directly to consumers.

Our products are designed to the highest international standards and offer cover that's often superior to local products at a considerably lower price!

Why choose Columbus Direct

Millions of customers worldwide have trusted Columbus Direct with their travel insurance needs.

By selling direct online, we can offer you great quality cover at competitive online prices. Buying a policy only takes 5 minutes and you'll get your certificate straight away.

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Getting a quote online is both quick and easy. See what benefits we offer and how much your policy will cost in just a few seconds.

If you're an expat or a local resident looking for better value for money, Columbus Direct can offer you single trip and annual policies with lots of cover options.



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Contact us

If you have any questions or if you would like to buy a policy over the phone, our customer service team will be delighted to help you:

By telephone: +44 208 253 5087

from the UK: +44 (0) 870 033 9573

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About Columbus

Columbus Direct is an online specialist in international travel insurance, established more than 20 years ago. By selling directly to the customer, we can offer you travel insurance at great prices without compromising cover.

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Cover levels

Columbus Direct offers excellent cover to make sure you can travel worry-free. Up to US$ 14 million medical cover, US$ 7.500 cancellation & curtailment cover and US$ 4.000 baggage cover are only a few of the benefits you could enjoy.

Click here to see a full description of our cover benefits including cover levels.


Customer Reviews

Columbus Direct is rated 4.7 / 5 based on 258 customer reviews