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Barclays travel insurance review

Read Which?'s expert review of Barclays travel insurance. Find out how we rate Barclays' policy and how it compares with dozens of other travel insurance providers.

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Barclays travel insurance overview

High street banking giant Barclays began over 325 years ago. It now offers a wide range of financial products including travel insurance, mortgages, credit cards and loans.

Barclays Bank's 'Travel Pack' is available for £12.50 per month if you open a current account with a six-month minimum term. Comprehensive RAC breakdown cover in the UK and Europe is also included in the Travel Pack.

Its travel insurance is underwritten by Aviva Insurance Limited.

How good is Barclays Bank travel insurance?

Policy name Policy type Max trip length Max age Policy score

Covid rating

 

(What's this?)

How well a policy covers you for typical coronavirus-related disruption. Ratings run from basic (worst) to low, superior and complete (best).

Barclays Bank Travel Pack Annual only 31 days 79 years old Logged out score Complete

 

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 Barclays Bank travel insurance?

We've rated hundreds of policy details to come up with a combined expert policy score.

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In detail: every part of Barclays Bank's travel insurance rated

   

Travel Pack

Weighting Policy element Details Rating
Most important Medical expenses - limit per claim Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Medical repatriation - limit per claim Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Private healthcare covered in an emergency (if no alternative)? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Pre-existing medical conditions covered? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Dental treatment - limit per claim Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Other Hospitalisation cover - limit per claim Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Other GHIC excess waiver Logged out detail Logged out padlock

Table last updated in June 2021. Next update in June 2022.

To see how Barclay's travel insurance compares with other policies, check out our guide on the best and worst travel insurance.

Is Barclays Bank'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.

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Barclays travel insurance: how can I claim?

If you're overseas, the claim number is +44 1603 604 964.

To make a claim while in the UK, call 0800 404 6856.

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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