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Travel Insurance with gadget cover.

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 need gadget travel insurance for my trip?

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

We have three levels of optional gadget cover available, each with an increased level of coverage. Additionally, no matter the policy level you choose (Bronze, Silver or Gold) you can take out any level of optional gadget cover.

Be sure to read through the Policy Documents for a more comprehensive overview of cover details.

What am I covered for?

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.

What do I need to make a claim?

For all contact information on how to make a claim, please visit our make a claim page. Additionally, there are some important steps to take, should your gadgets be lost, damaged, or stolen:

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, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Limited is an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 828848. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. 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 by visiting the Financial Services Register