Travel Insurance

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It is an essential condition of joining a holiday with KE Adventure Travel that you have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation.

Campbell Irvine Ltd is an independent privately owned company that has been trading since 1973, providing travel insurance schemes.

Standard Insurance premiums with Campbell Irvine

Area 2 - Europe (including Morocco)

Up to 9 days - £26
Up to 17 days - £32

Area 3 - Worldwide (excluding North America)

Up to 9 days - £62
Up to 17 days - £69

All premiums shown are valid for policies issued prior to 31/12/2016 and are inclusive of tax based on non-climbing itineraries for persons aged under 66 years.


Frequently asked Questions

Why do I need travel insurance?

Travel Insurance is compulsory on all KE Adventure holidays and is a condition of booking with KE. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for the cost of emergency evacuation (by helicopter if necessary), medical expenses and repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

When should I take out insurance for my trip?

To protect your holiday deposit, we recommend that you take out your travel insurance as soon as you have booked your place on a holiday with us, and you have confirmed your dates of travel.

I am travelling a few times this year. Can I get Annual cover?

If you travel more than once a year then it is worth considering annual or multi-trip insurance. This will save you time overall and money. It can also be cheaper to purchase a joint policy with your partner / spouse / family. Campbell Irvine offer a multi-trip or annual insurance policy.

I am a non EU resident. Can I get insurance through Campbell Irvine?

Campbell Irvine has chosen to work with IMG Europe Ltd to provide travel insurance for individuals resident anywhere in the world outside of the UK and European Union. The policy is arranged by the International Medical Group and underwritten by Sirius International Insurance Corporation (a Mountains Re Company). Cover can be extended to include a large number of sporting activities and high value holidays. Please note that the policy does not offer Cancellation cover.

If you are a non EU resident and would like a quote or to download a summary of the policy please click here.

US Residents

For US residents we recommend Travelex Insurance Services

What if I have a medical condition?

Be honest and inform your insurer of any pre-existing medical conditions. If, for example, you fail to tell your insurer that you have epilepsy and then have an attack which results in you needing treatment, it is very unlikely that you will be covered.

Will my valuable items be covered?

Make sure your policy covers you realistically for loss of any valuable items. Do you really need these items on the trip? If the additional expense to cover them is too expensive consider leaving them at home.

Do I need to confirm my Insurance details to KE before I travel?

Once you have arranged your travel insurance you will need to advise us of your policy details. These will be passed onto your tour guide and our local agents in case of any emergencies. Please log into your ‘My KE’ Account to enter your Insurance details in the ‘Traveller details’ section for your booking. You will need to confirm the following: • Name of Insurance Provider • Policy Number • General contact number for Insurance provider • Worldwide Assistance contact number Alternatively you can email these details to admin@keadventure.com.

Do I need to carry a copy of my insurance policy with me on the trip?

We do also ask that you take a copy of your Insurance Policy with you on your trip. Your insurance policy should provide the following information: • Your insurance documentation confirming that you are the named policyholder. • Cover must be valid for the entire duration of your trip. • You must be covered for Medical Expenses and Medical Emergency Repatriation in the event of illness or injury (including the deterioration of known medical conditions). • Your policy must cover you fully for all activities you are planning on taking part in on your holiday (e.g. trekking at altitude). • Your insurance documentation must show the Insurer’s 24-hour Medical Emergency contact telephone number.

Can I arrange my insurance through an alternative provider?

We recommend Campbell Irvine as they provide suitable insurance cover designed specifically for our style of holidays. You can of course choose an alternative insurance provider but you must ensure that the company you choose covers you for all the activities that you are participating in during your trip. This includes any extensions or additional activities that you book outside of the main itinerary.

Will I be covered by my credit card?

The travel insurance cover automatically provided with credit card purchases does not provide adequate cover as standard. Travel insurance policies ‘purchased’ through your credit card or bank account or provided through platinum account holders will not always cover you adequately for ‘adventure’ travel style holidays. We advise that you check your policy with your bank to check that you are adequately insured and provide them with a copy of the trip itinerary if you are at all unsure.

I have a European Health Insurance Card. Does this cover me?

No. Residents of the United Kingdom can apply for a European Health Insurance Card. This may cover the cost of some medical treatment in countries within the European Union. However it will not cover the cost of repatriation to the UK after an accident or medical emergency. You will still need to take out comprehensive travel insurance for your holiday.


KE Adventure Travel is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. These details may be checked on the Financial Services Authority’s register at www.fsa.gov.uk or by contacting them on (+44)(0) 800 6768.