Additional Information

Timescales for applying

You should apply for Travel Insurance as soon as you have made your travel arrangements and at least 5 working days prior to your departure.

In some cases, your application will need to be referred to the Insurers so please allow extra time if your application is for more than 364 days or is to a high risk area or sanctioned country.  

Trips of more than 364 days

The travel insurance covers trip up to a maximum duration of 364 days. If you are planning a trip for more than 364 days you can apply for the travel insurance as normal through TRICAP.

However, your application will need to be referred to the Insurers. If the insurers agree to provide cover for more than 364 days, an additional cost may apply and cover will be subject to certain restrictions. Any additional cost will need to be met by the school/institute or department. Contact for further information on the cover restrictions

High Risk Areas/Sanctioned Countries

If you are travelling to an area subject to a warning issued by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, your application may need to be referred to the insurers. 

Your application should include a fully completed risk assessment with sign off obtained in accordance with the University's policy for Travel Safety and Overseas Work

If you are travelling to a sanctioned country, your applicaton will need to be referred to the insurers.

Countries that the Insurers require to be referred to them are: 

  • Afghanistan
  • Belarus
  • Chechnya
  • Cuba
  • Haiti
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Niger
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Ukraine
  • Yemen
  • Crimea Region of Ukraine

Please note this list is subject to change.

If you are travelling to a High Risk Area or a Sanctioned country, please contact for further advice.

Pre-Existing Health Conditions

The University's travel insurance provides cover for pre-existing health conditions provided that you are not travelling against medical advice. 

There is no need for you to declare any pre-existing health conditions and we would ask that you don't include this information on your application. Any details will be deleted from your application to ensure compliance with GDPR requirements. 

If you are travelling against medical advice then the policy will not cover you for medical expenses. You will be asked to declare you are not travelling against medical advice when submitting your application.