As we inch toward fall, travel insurance rates continue to trend downward. The average premium is currently $263.83, according to travel agency Squaremouth. That’s down from $288.53 last week. 

Travel insurance weekly rates at a glance: 

Average premium: $263.83

Average trip cost: $5,729.56

Average trip length: 16 days

Average cost of travel insurance by trip

The more you spend on your trip, the more you’ll spend on travel insurance. In general, international trips are more expensive than domestic trips, and also more costly to insure.

According to the US Travel Insurance Association, travel insurance generally costs from 4% to 8% of the total trip. We calculated the average cost of travel insurance for both domestic and international travel using the lower and upper ends of that range.

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Source: Squaremouth

Average cost of travel insurance by most popular destinations

It’s worth noting that some countries are naturally more expensive with flight and lodging costs, which could ultimately increase your travel insurance costs. But when controlled for cost, the destination doesn’t change how much you’ll spend to insure your trip. 

Here’s how the prices stack up:

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Average cost of travel insurance

United States








United Kingdom


Source: SquareMouth

When people are buying travel insurance

According to an AAA travel survey, 88% of travelers say that reimbursement after a trip cancellation is the most valuable benefit of trip insurance. 

According to data gathered by SquareMouth in the last six months, travelers tend to purchase cancellation travel insurance 53 days before their trip. Meanwhile, travelers without cancellation insurance will purchase a policy approximately 16 days before their trip. 

Policy type
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Source: SquareMouth

Average cost of travel insurance by age

A traveler’s age is a significant factor in determining the cost of travel insurance. The older a traveler is, the more cost is associated with the trip. For instance, a senior traveler may need more insurance for health-related emergencies than a millennial.

When calculating your travel insurance premium, travel insurance providers consider the likelihood of a medical emergency.

Average cost of trip
Average cost of travel insurance

Gen Alpha (born 2013 or later)

Gen Z (born 1997 through 2012) 

Millennial (born 1981 through 1996)

Gen X (born 1965 through 1980)

Baby Boomers (born 1946 through 1964) 

Silent generation (born 1945 or before) 

Source: SquareMouth

What does travel insurance cover? 

Travel insurance can help reimburse you for non-refundable …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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