Travel Insurance


Travel insurance is essential and Pod requires that you have suitable travel insurance

We require you to take out personal travel insurance to provide cover in the unlikely event of something going wrong while you are away.


  • Arrange it once your placement has been confirmed / you book your flights (so that you have cancellation cover)
  • Ensure you have suitable coverage (see table below) for your trip
  • Check it covers: volunteering and any other activities you may do; COVID-19
  • If you have pre-existing medical conditions, declare them and check if they are covered

Minimum recommended cover levels (£ GBP)

 Medical expenses £5m
 Personal liability £1m
 Personal accident £25,000
 Cancellation / curtailment £3,000
 Travel Delay £500
 Legal Expenses £25,000