Alpha travel insurance overview
Alpha Travel Insurance, part of the Tif insurance group, originally started in 2006 as a range of 'Alpha, Bravo and Charlie' backpacker products on sister site Holidaysafe. In October 2012 Alpha launched its own website offering single trip, multi-trip, long stay and winter sports cover.
Alpha's policies are underwritten by Whitehorse Insurance Ireland dac.
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How good is Alpha travel insurance?
How we analyse travel insurance
We analyse and rate 52 key elements of travel insurance policies to come up with the overall policy score. We assess how important each individual element is to travellers when choosing and using a travel insurance policy, and weight it accordingly when calculating our total policy score.
Initially, we score all of the product elements out of five, reflecting how competitive each provider is in this area compared with other insurers. Weightings are then applied to the higher and lower element scores to enhance/reduce their impact on the overall policy score.
Should you buy Alpha travel insurance?
We've rated hundreds of policy details to come up with a combined expert policy score.
In detail: every part of Alpha's travel insurance rated
Table last updated in June 2021. Next update in June 2022.
To see how Alpha's travel insurance compares with other policies, check out our guide on the best and worst travel insurance.
Is Alpha's travel insurance coronavirus-proof?
We contacted 86 travel insurers and quizzed them on whether their policies cover coronavirus-related incidents.
Specifically we wanted to know if four scenarios would be covered: needing treatment for coronavirus abroad, having to cancel because of a positive test, having to cancel because of self-isolation, or having to cancel because of government advice.
We've rated insurers' coronavirus cover and explained what they offer, including any relevant exclusions.
Alpha travel insurance: how can I claim?
For emergency medical assistance call 0333 003 7388.
To make a claim call +44 (0) 203 829 6678. You can also make a claim online.
Before calling for cancellation claims, you should contact your travel agent and/or airline to seek a refund or to move your trip.
You'll need your policy document when you call.
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