The University can provide travel insurance for staff and students.

Travel insurance

Important information

Note that all travel requests must align with the University of Exeter Principles for Essential Travel and the International Travel Policy, and have full approval confirmed as set out within the principles document.

Coronavirus

The University has aligned its position on travel for work and study purposes to Government guidance, and will continue to do so until fully able to reopen travel. A dedicated information page has been developed within the Covid FAQs web page, providing guidance for staff and students, tailored to the type of travel that is currently permitted. Please check and follow the relevant process and risk assessment requirements, available here. Insurance for your trip will depend on this.

Important notice regarding cover for trip cancellation or curtailment: there is no cover in place for cancellation or curtailment of a trip due to government directive, such as the grounding of flights or enforced lockdowns. This applies to Cancellation, Curtailment, Rearrangement, Replacement, Missed Departure and Travel Delay. This will exclude cover for any claims that relate to:

- A pandemic, epidemic or any event declared ny the World Health Organisation as a public health emergency of international concern.

For this reason, cancellable, refundable, and/or transferrable options must continue to be selected to mitigate losses.

Note that this does not impact cover for emergency medical treatment, which will remain in place.

 

Travel Insurance details

The University’s travel insurer is AIG

The emergency telephone number is: +44 (0)1273 552 922

Policyholder: University of Exeter

Policy number: 0010628173

Please note that the Insurance team is working from home due to Covid-19 restrictions. If you need to contact us, please email us. The insurance mailbox is monitored, and urgent queries will be picked up.

It provides very wide cover for staff and postgraduate students while travelling abroad. Cover includes unlimited medical emergency expenses (although does not provide cover for routine or non-emergency treatment), medical repatriation, loss of personal belongings, loss of University equipment, travel cancellation, alteration and delay. 

 

Travel insurance

Important information

Please note that the Insurance team is working from home due to Covid-19 restrictions. If you need to contact us, please email usThe insurance mailbox is monitored, and urgent queries will be picked up.

The University travel insurance provides very wide cover for staff and postgraduate students while travelling abroad. Cover includes unlimited medical emergency expenses (but not routine or non-emergency treatment), medical repatriation, loss of personal belongings, loss of University equipment, travel cancellation, alteration and delay.

‌Undergraduate travel

A similar policy is also available for undergraduate student for fieldtrips and study abroad programmes.

For more information and to apply for undergraduate travel insurance please visit our undergraduate travel insurance web page.

Useful documents

Summary of cover

AIG Key facts