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.

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.


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Travelinsure is underwritten by Genric Insurance Company Limited, whose registered office is Building 3, Midrand Business Park, 563 Old Pretoria Main Road, Midrand, South Africa and is regulated by the Financial Services Board.  GENRIC Insurance Company Ltd is a short-term insurer duly authorised in accordance with the provisions of the Short-term Insurance Act no. 53 of 1998 and regulated by the Financial Services Board FSB (FSP: 43638). Full details can be found on the FSB’s Register by visiting www.fsb. or by contacting the FSB on +27 [0] 12 428 8000.


Medical Assistance

In case of emergency,  Worldwide Medical Assistance Services (Pty) Ltd trading as International Medical Rescue, 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 International Medical Rescue immediately: 087 135 3956 and quote your reference number on the email (The email sent to you serves as your insurance certificate).

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 Linkham Services SA (Pty) Ltd. Contact our help desk (OFFICE HOURS ONLY) at : +27(0)10 211 6981 or email