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Winter sports travel insurance

Planning to hit the slopes?

Add cover for your skiing or snowboarding holiday to your single or multi-trip cover

Skiing or snowboarding, which is easier? That's up for debate, but we do know it's easy to add winter sports cover to your single trip or annual multi-trip policy.

On top of our standard policy benefits, you'll be covered for recreational skiing and snowboarding in recognised resort areas with marked pistes, or runs designed for public use. And within these recognised areas you're covered for off-piste skiing, provided that you're accompanied by a qualified instructor – and the area isnt marked as 'out of bounds' or 'hazardous'.

Don't forget, at all times you'll be expected to ski safely, take notice of any local official warnings or advice, and not recklessly expose yourself to hazard.

  • Enhanced benefits for AA Roadside Assistance Members, including excess waiver and UK rehabilitation cover.*
  • Emergency medical expenses up to £10 million.
  • Ski equipment covered up to £1000 per person.

You can add cover for existing medical conditions when you enter your details.

Policy documents

Travel insurance policy documents

Please read all of the information relating to your policy before you buy AA Travel Insurance.

Policies purchased from 5 April 2018

Policies starting with PF or PN (Bronze, Silver and Gold cover levels)

Policies starting with PA (Bronze Essentials, Silver Essentials, Gold Essentials cover levels)

Backpacker travel insurance


Policies purchased between 5 November 2014 and 4 April 2018
FAQs

Common questions about travel insurance

Can I purchase AA Travel Insurance if I don't live in the UK?

No. The policy only covers UK residents, so non-UK residents are not covered. The UK is defined as England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Do you have personal liability cover for holiday accommodation?

Personal liability cover is included for temporary rented holiday accommodation, but not if you own the overseas property, or you have the property on any other type of hire.

Is terrorism covered?

Terrorism is covered providing it wasn't already taking place at the beginning of your trip, at the time of purchasing your policy, or when booking your holiday, whichever is the later.

Are the benefits per person?

The benefits are per person unless otherwise stated.

When does the delayed baggage benefit come into force?

If your baggage is delayed for more than 12 hours after your arrival overseas at your final destination, there is cover up to £300 to replace essential items of toiletries, medication and clothing.

If your property is lost permanently, any payment made under delayed baggage will be deducted from the eventual claim for loss, damage or theft.

Am I covered to work or study in Europe?

We cover some types of manual work, but there's no cover for professional entertaining. Study overseas can be covered but doesn't include any professional liability cover or any excluded activity.


Sports and activities

Is sailing covered as an activity?

Sailing is covered providing you're qualified and you're not racing. We don’t cover personal liability for this activity.

Is there cover for water sports?

Jet boating and powerboating are covered as standard, so long as you're not racing or competing.

For an additional premium we can cover:

  • High diving, as long as its amateur only and not the main purpose of the trip.
  • Scuba diving and mixed gas diving to 40 metres, as long as you're a qualified scuba diver or accompanied by qualified instructor, and not diving alone or involved in cave diving.

There's no cover for motorboats or diving with sharks.

Is cross-country skiing covered?

Pleasure skiing of this type is covered providing you've purchased winter sports and hazardous activities for an additional premium.

Do you extend the winter sports cover beyond 17 days on a backpacker policy?

No, we don't.

What happens if I get hurt while skiing, and I haven't taken out winter sports cover?

You won't be covered for medical costs. Winter sports cover doesn't just add on the specific winter sports (see the policy booklet). It's excluded from all sections of the policy, unless your policy schedule shows that you've bought winter sports cover.

Do I need winter sports cover for ice hockey?

Yes, you do. We can also cover field hockey for an additional premium.


Your health

What if I'm not sure if my medical needs are covered?

Please call us on 0808 169 1195 and we can discuss your medical conditions.

How to claim

Contact us for your travel insurance claim

Don't forget to have your policy document and any other necessary documentation ready when you call.

One of our claims team will explain how to make a claim, and give an indication of cover for your claim.

Policies purchased from 5 April 2018

Annual multi-trip or Single trip (policy numbers starting P):

0330 058 2991

Or for any policy, you can email:

AAtravelinsurance@axa-insurance.co.uk

Medical emergency assistance
+44 (0)147 335 6274

Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


What you need to do to make a claim

Do you need to cancel your holiday?
  • Medical reasons First, seek advice from a doctor for them to confirm whether it's medically necessary to cancel. This can be either a phone consultation or an appointment at the surgery.

For all other reasons, call our claims team as soon as you're aware you may need to cancel. Cancellation charges increase the closer you get to the departure date for your holiday. The claims team will tell you what information is needed to claim, and whether your circumstances are covered.


Do you need to curtail your holiday (come home early)?
  • Because of a medical condition You should see a doctor. Get written confirmation of the reason they're advising you to return and why it's medically necessary. We won't be able to consider your claim without this.
  • Because of illness, injury or death of a close relative We'll need confirmation of their condition from their doctor. We'll also ask for clarification as to whether their health was stable at the time of booking your holiday and taking out your travel insurance.

Call our claims team as soon as you can after you return home. They'll tell you what information is needed to claim, and whether your circumstances are covered.


Has something happened to your belongings or baggage?
  • If you suffer a theft on holiday you should report the matter to the local police and get a written report from them. A crime has been committed so you need to report it and we will ask for the written police report when you make your claim.
  • If you lose something while on holiday, consider where you may have lost it and anywhere it could have been handed in. Report it to any party or place where you think it might have gone missing and get a record in writing. This will help with your claim.
  • If anything happens to your luggage while it's checked in, you must report it to the airline and get a Property Irregularity Report (PIR). Try to do this while you're at the airport, or as soon as possible if you notice the problem after you've already left. If you want to claim from the airline directly, they may need you to follow up in writing within 7 days. You should check with them what their requirements are.
  • If your baggage is delayed on your outbound flight for more than 12 hours, we cover for your replacement of emergency items such as clothes, toiletries and medication up to the limit in the policy. You should retain the receipts for all of your purchases. This is because we only cover items where a receipt is provided.

Call our claims team as soon as you can after you return home. They can tell you what other information is needed to claim.


Have you lost your passport or essential travel documents?
  • If your passport or other essential travel documents are lost or stolen during your trip, you should report the matter to the police or consulate as soon as possible. You'll need proof of the incident to make your claim.
  • You should also get replacement or temporary documents as soon as possible, so you can return home without disruption to your plans.

Call our claims team as soon as you can after you return home. They can tell you what other information is needed to claim.


Have you had an accident or been taken ill abroad?

Call our Emergency Medical Helpline as soon as you can:

+44 (0)147 335 6274

Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • If you're looking for outpatient treatment only, you should call before you have the treatment. They'll be able to direct you to the best place for your care.
  • Keep all receipts, invoices and reports that you are given. These will help you when you come to submit your claim.
  • If public treatment is available, you should take this option for your treatment. If you are offered a choice between a public or private treatment and you opt for private treatment, we may not cover your claim.

Call our claims team as soon as you can after you return home. They can tell you what other information is needed to claim.

Just so you know, Silver and Gold cover also provide a hospital benefit for any inpatient stay over 24 hours.


Did you experience a travel delay or enforced stay, travel disruption or missed departure?
  • Get confirmation of the reason and length of the disruption from the provider. We can't consider your claim without this.
  • If you're claiming additional costs rather than a fixed benefit, keep all receipts.

Call our claims team as soon as you can after you return home. They can tell you what other information is needed to claim.


The information you need to make a claim

For all claims, you'll need an original booking invoice for your holiday showing dates of travel.

For other claims, you'll also need the information below.

Cancellation claims
  • Original booking invoices from tour operator and travel agent.
  • Original cancellation invoices from tour operator and travel agent.
  • For other pre-paid trip costs we will require proof of purchase, and where appropriate, confirmation of any refunds given.
  • Proof of reason for cancellation when reason is not medical (for medical reasons we will send you a medical certificate for completion).
Curtailment claims
  • Original booking invoices from tour operator and travel agent.
  • Documentary evidence showing the reason for cutting your trip short.
  • Evidence of additional expenses incurred in getting you home early.
Emergency Medical expenses
  • Original bills for all expenses claimed for.
  • Medical report showing diagnosis of condition. We may send you a medical certificate for your doctor to complete.
Baggage loss or theft
  • Household insurance details.
  • Property Irregularity Report if the loss or damage was in the care of an airline, during transit. Or a police report for theft, or third party report for loss.
  • Proof of ownership, such as an invoice, receipt, bank statement, photo or similar evidence.
  • Repair report that confirms whether the item can be repaired or not and if so how much it will cost.
Delayed baggage
  • Household insurance details.
  • Property Irregularity Report if loss or damage or delay was in the care of an airline, during transit. Or police report for theft, or third party report for loss.
  • Proof of ownership, such as an invoice, receipt, bank statement, photo or similar evidence.
  • A letter from the airline, or other proof that confirms the time and date the baggage was returned.
  • Receipts for your emergency replacement purchases.
Passport loss or theft
  • Household insurance details.
  • Property Irregularity Report if loss or damage was in the care of an airline, during transit. Or police report for theft, or third party report for loss.
  • Proof of ownership, such as a receipt.
  • Receipt for the emergency passport.
  • Evidence of travel and accommodation costs incurred in obtaining the emergency passport.
Delayed departure or travel disruption
  • Evidence of the flight number, date and time of scheduled departure and actual date and time of departure.
  • Proof of reason for delay.
Missed departure or travel disruption
  • Proof of what caused the missed departure. For instance, a public transport delay could be a vehicle breakdown or strikes.
  • Original receipts for additional transport and accommodation costs incurred.
Good to know

* To qualify for these additional member benefits, you must be an AA Roadside Assistance Member at the time of purchasing the policy. The benefits are not available for the Bronze level of travel insurance.


Defaqto 5 Star Rating. AA Single Trip Travel Insurance and AA Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance have been awarded a 5 Star Rating from Defaqto. Defaqto is an independent, financial research company that specialises in rating, comparing and analysing financial products.

AA Travel Insurance, a brand name of Automobile Association Insurance Services Limited (AAIS), is sold, administered and underwritten by AXA Insurance UK plc. Registered office: 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD. Registered in England number 78950. AXA Insurance UK plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 202312. Calls may be monitored and recorded. The European Commission has provided an Online Dispute Resolution Service (ODR) for logging complaints.

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