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Travel Insurance with gadget cover? We've got you covered.

Losing a smartphone, tablet or camera in today's digital age can seriously put the stoppers on holiday, business and leisure plans. Getting travel insurance with gadget cover that both reliable and dependable should be a priority. Here's how to get the most out of your gadget cover, should something happen to your trusty tech while away.

Do I you need gadget cover on travel insurance?

In the digital age, travellers are becoming increasingly reliant on their tech for things like storing tickets, reservation numbers and staying connected. Often, tech items can be quite expensive, and so it goes without saying that appropriate gadget cover could potentially save you alot of money should your devices get damaged or go missing. With most travel insurance policies, unless gadget cover is explicitly stated as being already included, it is necessary to purchase gadget cover as a policy extra. If you have purchased a different level of policy with us, or would like to have higher cover levels for your gadgets, then you'll need to select the appropriate gadget cover add-on with your travel insurance policy.

Gadget cover with Holiday Extras

Our three types of optional gadget cover are avaiable in line with the level of travel insurance policy you have taken out. They are as follows:

  • For Bronze policies - Essential Gadget Cover
  • For Silver policies - Gadget Cover Plus
  • For Gold policies - Premium Gadget Cover

For example, if you have taken out a Bronze policy and wish to take out optional gadget cover, the 'Essential Gadget Cover' would be available to you. Be sure to read through the Policy Documents for a more comprehensive overview of cover details.

What am I covered for?

Loss, Theft, Damage and Delay cover

Accidental damage - If you accidentally damage any of your devices while on holiday, then we can pay towards the cost of repairs or a replacement, up to the value stated in your policy.

Malicious damage - this part of your policy comes into play if your device is damaged by the deliberate or intentional actions of someone else. In this instance, we can pay towards repairs to the device.

Loss - should you lose any of your devices during your trip, this part of your policy insures that you won't have to pay for a replacement. Please note that we can't cover for the loss of devices as a result of confiscation or detention at customs.

Unauthorised usage - If your gadget is lost or stolen, we'll cover the cost of any unauthorised calls, messages and downloads made from it after the theft.

What do I need to make a claim?

Before making a claim, be sure to provide a police report obtained within 24 hours of the incident, as well as some suitable proof of ownership. This way, you can get the full benefits of your gadget cover.

Making a claim: Things to Remember

Police report - If your devices are stolen, then you will need to obtain a police report within 24 hours of the incident, detailing the circumstances of the theft, with an appropriate crime reference number.

Property Irregularity Report - If your device is lost while in the custody of an airline or handling agency, make sure you obtain an official property irregularity report within 24 hours of the incident.

Proof of ownership - It's important to have proof of ownership to hand, such as a receipt detailing your purchase.

Gadgets lost by the airline

It can be particularly frustrating when your possessions are lost in airline baggage handling malfunctions. This is were many travellers come unstuck, as some insurers regard losses in this context as outside of their responsibility, with-holding cover. Before you take out any gadget cover, or travel insurance with gadget cover added, it's important to make sure that your insurer will cover you in instances where the airline loses your possessions.

Should your gadgets become lost in transit, you may be eligible for a claim. All you need to do, is notify the airline as soon as possible and obtain a property irregularity report.

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 UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this on the Financial Services Register by visiting; or by contacting the Financial Conduct Authority on 0800 111 6768.