Travelinsure Travel Insurance – About

Essential World Travel (Pty) Ltd trading as Travelinsure Travel Insurance were the first company in South Africa to introduce a comprehensive  system where you can quote and buy travel insurance online enabling us to supply low cost, high quality, travel insurance cover. We were also the first travel insurance company in South Africa to become carbon neutral.  Every time you buy a policy a percentage of the purchase goes towards sustainable projects in Mozambique which offset any of the carbon we expend in providing you with a travel insurance policy.

How it works

Customers can get an instant quote based on the actual number of days that they are travelling and the type of cover they require. They can then purchase a travel insurance policy with their credit card using our secure payment gateway facility. The result is a cheaper policy delivered directly and instantly to your email inbox. This paperless method of delivery allows us to cut the prices. The process is instant and easy meaning you can buy travel insurance at the last minute.


Travelinsure is underwritten by Regent Insurance Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Imperial Holdings, a listed company with turnover of R42.5 billion. Products cover a range of options from Senior and Student Cover to Business and Leisure, including Snow, Sport and Golf. There is also flexibility to add optional extras onto a basic cover. View summary of all products

Medical Assistance

In case of emergency, Europ Assistance provides Worldwide, 24-hour medical assistance for all our policy holders leaving you with the peace of mind that your insurance cover gives you emergency medical protection wherever you are.

For emergency assistance please contact Europ Assistance SA immediately: +27 11 991 8419 and quote your reference number on the email (The email sent to you serves as your insurance certificate).

All claims exceeding R2,000 must be approved by Europ Assistance at time of emergency.

Help Desk

This website does not give advice on buying insurance. If you would like advice on purchasing travel insurance you can call our help desk. The help desk is run by Regent Insurance Ltd, an authorised financial services provider, No. 25511.