New school trip travel insurance with COVID-19 cover

Optional travel insurance with COVID-19 cover included

Travel insurance has always been an essential element of any school trip and in light of current uncertainty, having reliable cover for your group is more important than ever. 

To give schools the extra reassurance they need to book their French trip with confidence, we've introduced extra flexible booking terms for new school trips to our Normandy centres. Now, following feedback from schools, we now also offer groups the chance to take out specialist insurance for their trip, which include COVID-19 cover.

Nigel English CEO of Voyager School Travel says: “As France reopens for educational visits, we’ve been working hard to find school trip insurance from a reputable company that includes COVID-19 cover. I believe that our new ABTA Travel Sure insurance from AXA offers the very best, most comprehensive school travel insurance cover available.

The policy was created exclusively for schools groups and offers COVID-19 protection both ahead of the trip and while groups are away so that schools can book their next trip knowing that their teachers and pupils will be fully covered.”

Introducing ABTA's STF Travel Sure insurance for school trips

We are making ABTA’s STF Travel Sure insurance policy available to groups staying at our Normandy centres. The policy is underwritten by AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance companies and was developed in partnership with ABTA, the UK’s most trusted travel association. It has been designed in association with the School Travel Forum (STF) so you can be confident that it provides specialist protection for schools.

The insurance policy provides all the protection you would typically expect—plus an enhanced level of COVID-19 cover for your group.

What COVID-19 protection does the insurance option provide?

COVID-19 pre-departure travel insurance cover:

  • Cancellation cover for any individuals who can’t travel because they’ve contracted COVID-19 in the run up to the trip 
  • Cover for individuals who are unable to go on the trip because they’ve been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace

COVID-19 protection while on the school trip:

  • Cover for any additional travel and accommodation expenses incurred by an individual testing positive for COVID while in France
  • Emergency medical expenses cover if someone falls ill with COVID-19 while away
  • Additional accommodation and travel expenses incurred because an individual is required to self-isolate
  • The accommodation and travel costs incurred by a parent or guardian to travel to the resort and accompany their affected child 

Extra support for teachers & group leaders while abroad

The insurance is underwritten by AXA, one of the world's leading insurance companies, which means that the cover includes plenty of market-leading features and back up services:

  • 24/7 emergency helpline
  • Telemedical video assistance included night or day
  • Travel EYE app providing a medical translator, hospital locator, emergency numbers, health alerts, security alerts and risk information
  • UK-based call centre for customer service and claims
  • Dedicated specialist school group insurance support team

How does your school trip cover compare?

As well as providing cover in case of COVID-19, the insurance provides a number of other benefits for your group:

  • Cover for gadgets e.g. lost or stolen mobile phones
  • New-for-old replacement of lost or stolen items
  • No excess to pay on claims (excluding luggage) so parents will receive all of their claim
  • Cover for all the activities your groups will enjoy on a language immersion trip to Normandy e.g. kayaking, climbing, Mont St Michel Bay Walk, fencing and other animateur-led adventure activities and team sports
  • No exemptions for pre-existing medical conditions and, unlike other policies, no requirement to declare pre-existing medical conditions
  • Up to £20 million medical cover per person
  • Up to £5,000 cancellation cover per person
  • Up to £5 million third party liability cover per event

Insurance documents and resources:

To help you compare the cover, we've created a summary presentation of the travel insurance which can also be shared with school staff or parents. You can also download the insurance policy and cover limits below.


Title Description File
STF Travel Sure - School Presentation Presentation for Bursars, SLT & Parents   Download file (1.1 MB pptx)
AXA School Group Travel Insurance Policy Insurance Policy Document   Download file (493 KB pdf)
STF Travel Sure Table of Benefits & How to Claim Insurance Cover Limits   Download file (184 KB pdf)
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