battleface™ Travel Medical - FCDO Travel Insurance


With battleface™ you're covered to travel to countries that the FCDO has advised against.

Travel insurance that covers FCDO advice

If the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advises against 'all but essential travel' to your holiday destination most insurers won't provide you cover, since many have an exclusion for customers travelling against government advice. While we are by no means encouraging people to ignore government travel advice, it's worth noting that whether your trip is essential is ultimately up to you. If you decide to continue with your travel plans, to a country with FCDO advisory warnings, you may need specialist insurance.

How do I know where the FCDO has advised against travel?

You'll find the latest forgeign travel advice, including travel warnings, on the official FCDO Travel Advice website.






We've partnered with battleface™, a provider of flexible insurance plans for travellers going to unconventional locations (including those under government "essential only" travel advice), to offer a solution for customers who aren't covered on our standard policies and are looking for FDCO travel insurance.

For more information or to start obtaining a quote please:

Contact the battleface™ team
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What's included in battleface™ travel insurance?

Benefit Coverage
Cancellation and Curtailment £2000
Emergency Medical Expenses £5,000,000 (excess £250 or £50)
Hospital Benefit £25 per day (up to £100)
Personal Accident Up to £250,000
Baggage Up to £5,000 (excess £250 or £50)
Personal Money and Passports Up to £5,000 (excess £250 or £50)
Personal Liability £500,000

Please note: There is no cover provided for customers who are over the age of 80, travelling more than 90 days in advance or are an active member of any military or paramilitary force at any time during the policy period.

Does battleface™ provide cover for COVID-19?

Yes, battleface™ covers medical expenses caused by or resulting from coronavirus, making it a great option to consider if you're looking for Covid 19 travel insurance. Cover in relation to Covid-19 expenses for trip cancellations, curtailment of a holiday or lockdowns is not included.

Covid-19 Travel Advice

Please consult UK Government Travel Advice: Covid-19 for all the latest information. We've also put together some Top Tips for Travelling During Covid-19, which includes everything from our top travel destinations to what you can expect at the airport and on your flight.






Does battleface™ provide cover for trips to areas where the FCDO has advised against travel?

battleface™ is worth considering if you need travel insurance that covers against FCDO advice. You'll receive comprehensive cover for all destinations including countries under FCDO and government essential and non-essential travel advisories.

Do pre-existing conditions need to be declared?

battleface™ does not cover any pre-existing medical conditions so you don't need to disclose your pre-existing conditions when you buy a policy but they may ask for relevant details of your medical history in the event of a claim.

For a full summary and to view policy documents please take a look at the battleface™ Travel Medical page.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 828848.

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is provided by Taurus Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary licenced and authorised in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission under Permission Number 5566 and authorised to passport general insurance intermediary services into the UK and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK under registration number 444830.

The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE. Great Lakes Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. UK Branch office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5BN, company number SE000083. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised and regulated by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 769884. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.