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About Travelinsure Travel Insurance

Buy Travel insurance online concept

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. The founders noticed how convenient online purchase facility was for people living in the United Kingdom and so went about building and setting up a similar concept for South Africans.

How it works

Customers can get an instant quote based on the actual number of days that they are travelling, the destination of the traveller and the age of the traveller. They can select the type and level of cover they require. They can then purchase a policy with their credit card using our secure payment gateway facility. The result is a cheaper premium with your 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 Travel insurance Products

For simplicity we have divided our products into:

International Policies

South African residents can choose a variety of policies based on

  • Leisure or Business travel – Business people travel more frequently and also have more unique requirements than leisure travellers. We have also tried to give leisure travellers much more varieties of cover like our Luxury comprehensive to credit card/medical aid top up cover or even Schengen Visa cover.
  • Age Group Younger people travel for different reasons and have less risk of health problems hence our Youth cover whereas pensioners are completely different hence our Senior Cover. We take this into account when offering travel insurance policies.
  • Destination We have tried to keep our premiums cheaper by dividing cover into regions such that regions with cheaper medical care can be cheaper but not compromise on cover that will provide you with adequate medical protection.

We have more information on how you can select the right travel insurance cover for you needs.

Domestic or South African policies

This covers travellers touring around our own beautiful country and is divided into:

Inbound international visitors

Non-South African residents that are travelling to South Africa

South Africans traveling in their own country

South African Residents travelling locally in South Africa. No one thinks about this but you really could save yourself some trouble by purchasing this cover for local travel.


Travelinsure travel insurance 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 any of our policies 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