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Standard Pack (Included)

Included in all the Policies, The Standard Pack covers for Activities such as Hot Air Ballooning, snorkelling, scuba diving up to 18metres, water skiing as well as  walking , hiking or trekking up to 2,500 metres. This is serious mountain altitude as our highest peak, Ben Nevis, is just 1,344 metres up. For a full list of all sports & activities covered click here.

Activity Pack

But if you want to get a bit more active, then our Activity Pack covers activities such as mountain biking, bungee jumping, cycle touring, horse riding, jet skiing, tandem sky diving, via ferrata as well as white water rafting and trekking/hiking up to 4500 metres. Here is a full list of sports & activities covered.

Extreme Activity Pack

Our Extreme Activity Pack covers activities such as hang gliding, kite surfing, paragliding, as well as trekking above 4,500 metres, with no upper altitude limit and is suited to the most challenging of mountain treks such as Mt Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp, Aconcagua and Mont Blanc. For a full list of sports and activities covered click here.

Medical & Repatriation

Medical Cover is the most important part of your travel insurance. Our Premier policy covers up to £10m for hospitalisation, medical and repatriation expenses, up to £5m for our standard and up to £2m for our budget policies.

Get Cover If Already Travelling

You don't need to be in your Home Country to get cover, you can buy a policy from anywhere in the world, as long as you're residential status is still in the UK or EU. Just follow the Quote form to get a price and complete your purchase.

Working while abroad

Non manual / clerical work is covered for free, if you'll be volunteering, WWOOFing or partaking in any sort of manual labour - our Activity Adventure Travel Insurance Pack can cover you.


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Adventure Travel Insurance

Big Cat’s Standard Adventure Travel Insurance policies already cover you for a spectrum of recreational activities such as rambling, safari travel, surfing and water skiing. But with our Activity Adventure Travel Insurance Pack you can include cover for an extensive range of adventure sport activities that can be an essential part of your holiday. These include mountain biking, parasailing, horse riding, white water rafting, jet boating, dog sledging, trekking over 4,500 metres,  and many more. Non manual / clerical work is covered for free, if you'll be volunteering, WWOOFing or doing some manual labour - our Activity Adventure Travel Insurance Pack can cover you.

Key Features of our Adventure Travel Insurance Cover.

  • Worldwide cover for trips up to 24 months.
  • Emergency Medical and Repatriation Expenses up to £10 million.
  • Personal Liability up to £2 million.
  • Baggage & Personal Effects up to £2,000.
  • Legal Expenses up to £15,000.
  • Personal Money up to £500.
  • Tickets up to £1,000.
  • Passport and Visa up to £300.
  • Unrestricted return trips home.
  • Cover if you wish to undertake light-manual or volunteer work.
  • Cover for adventure activities with our Activity and Extreme Activity Packs.
  • Facility to arrange or extend Insurance when already travelling.
  • Money-back 21-day cooling off period if you decide to cancel prior to departure.

Some FAQ's:

Home visits are allowed if your policy duration is 4 months or more. There are no limits, you can come home as many times as you like, for as long as you like.

To add any of our Activity Packs, just follow the Quote form - to stage 3 - there you will find all of the optional extras.

Non-manual/clerical work is covered automatically with a Big Cat policy. So, there’s nothing you need to add to be covered for things like teaching, caring or nursing.

With the Activity Pack, we can also cover work of a more manual nature. This can include things like WWOOFing, partaking in community or wildlife based conservation work, charity based supervised building / renovation projects or other permitted manual work (defined below).

Cover is excluded for any activity that involves the use of industrial machinery (other than tractors) or non-domestic power tools.

As Bar work is classed as Permitted Manual Work, you will need the Activity Pack to be covered  – even if you’re just pouring drinks!

The Activity Pack will also cover you for a load of other things, see the list here.

WWOOfing is classed as Permitted Manual Work, so with the Activity Pack, you’re covered.

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Means WWOOFing, fruit picking, casual farm work or bar work. Permitted Manual Work is not covered if it involves the use of plant/trade/industrial/agricultural machinery (other than tractors) or non-domestic power tools.

Decide Canada’s not for you, and want to return earlier than your full period of insurance?

Other insurers will tell you to wave goodbye to your money, but Big Cat lets you claim a partial premium refund for the unused time you didn’t stay in Canada.

 

How does the EARLY RETURN REFUND work?

Let’s say you buy a 24 month policy to cover your time in Canada. But after nine months, you decide that Canada’s not for you, and you want to return home. You may have invested a substantial amount for your 24 month Big Cat policy, most of which you’ll now no longer need. Unlike most insurers, Big Cat is happy to offer you a partial refund on the redundant portion of your insurance as a fair’s fair consolation.

 

How does Big Cat calculate the amount of EARLY RETURN REFUND?

We take the length of time of the original policy and subtract the actual amount of time you have used, and pay out the difference, deducting a £50 Cancellation Charge.

 

Are there other conditions that apply to my EARLY RETURN REFUND?

  1. We are not able to offer refunds to cover the first 6 months of the policy.
  2. No refund can be given on a policy where a claim has been made prior to the cancellation of your Big Cat  policy.
  3. You must be back in your home country and notify us by email of your wish to cancel the policy within 14 days of your arrival.

 

Can you give an example of how much I could receive back in my EARLY RETURN REFUND?

Say you took out a 24 month budget IEC policy costing £429.54, then you wish to cancel the policy after 9 months. Our 9 month policy costs £199. So we deduct £199 from £429.54 = £230.54.

Then we apply the £50 Cancellation Charge, refunding you a total of £180.54.

Big Cat Travel Insurance Services, a trading name of Flynow.com Ltd (registration No.FRN 745388)  is an Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd (registration No.306242) who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. You may check this on the Financial Services register www.fca.org.uk or by contacting them on (0) 800 111 6768. © 2018 Big Cat Travel Insurance Services.  All rights reserved.