Columbus Direct

Columbus Direct was founded in 1988. They are owned by The Collinson Group, a travel and marketing company.

Columbus Direct provides travel insurance.

Their headquarters are based in London, UK.


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Travel insurance

Ranked 27th of 38 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 48.67%
Customer trust 43.35%
Complaints performance 54.59%
Transparency rating 65.4%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Autumn 2022
53%

Travel insurance

Annual multi-trip insurance

5 stars
Medical excess i £75.00
Personal Possessions and Baggage - damaged, lost or stolen- cover limit i £2,000.00
Cancelling before travel cover limit i £3,000.00
Emergency medical cover and repatriation cover limit i £10,000,000.00
Mental health cover i
Personal money i £300.00
Combined passport & travel cover limit i £250.00
Cutting trip short cover limit i £3,000.00
Abandoning your trip cover limit i £3,000.00
Natural disaster relocation cover i
Natural disaster baggage cover i
Max trip duration i Variable
5 stars
Medical excess i £50.00
Personal Possessions and Baggage - damaged, lost or stolen- cover limit i £2,500.00
Cancelling before travel cover limit i £5,000.00
Emergency medical cover and repatriation cover limit i £15,000,000.00
Mental health cover i
Personal money i £300.00
Combined passport & travel cover limit i £500.00
Cutting trip short cover limit i £5,000.00
Abandoning your trip cover limit i £5,000.00
Natural disaster relocation cover i
Natural disaster baggage cover i
Max trip duration i Variable
2 stars
Medical excess i £150.00
Personal Possessions and Baggage - damaged, lost or stolen- cover limit i £500.00
Cancelling before travel cover limit i £500.00
Emergency medical cover and repatriation cover limit i £5,000,000.00
Mental health cover i
Personal money i £200.00
Combined passport & travel cover limit i £250.00
Cutting trip short cover limit i £1,000.00
Abandoning your trip cover limit i £500.00
Natural disaster relocation cover i
Natural disaster baggage cover i
Max trip duration i Variable

Single trip insurance

5 stars
Cancelling before travel cover limit i £3,000.00
Medical excess i £75.00
Personal Possessions and Baggage - damaged, lost or stolen - cover limit i £2,000.00
Cutting trip short cover limit i £3,000.00
Missed departure cover limit i £750.00
Abandoning your trip cover limit i £3,000.00
Emergency medical cover and repatriation cover limit i £10,000,000.00
Personal money i £300.00
Combined passport & travel cover limit i £250.00
5 stars
Cancelling before travel cover limit i £5,000.00
Medical excess i £50.00
Personal Possessions and Baggage - damaged, lost or stolen - cover limit i £2,500.00
Cutting trip short cover limit i £5,000.00
Missed departure cover limit i £1,500.00
Abandoning your trip cover limit i £5,000.00
Emergency medical cover and repatriation cover limit i £15,000,000.00
Personal money i £300.00
Combined passport & travel cover limit i £500.00
3 stars
Cancelling before travel cover limit i £500.00
Medical excess i £150.00
Personal Possessions and Baggage - damaged, lost or stolen - cover limit i £500.00
Cutting trip short cover limit i £1,000.00
Missed departure cover limit i £300.00
Abandoning your trip cover limit i £500.00
Emergency medical cover and repatriation cover limit i £5,000,000.00
Personal money i £200.00
Combined passport & travel cover limit i £250.00

Travel insurance add-on: winter sports

4 stars
Ski equipment owned cover limit i £1,000.00
Single owned item cover limit i £500.00
Cover limit for hire of ski equipment due to loss/damage/delay to own equipment i £400.00
Avalanche closure cover limit i £500.00
Piste closure cover limit i £400.00
Ski equipment owned excess i £50.00
Ski equipment hired i £300.00
Single item limit for hired equipment i £300.00
Unused ski pass due to illness or injury i £500.00
4 stars
Ski equipment owned cover limit i £1,000.00
Single owned item cover limit i £500.00
Cover limit for hire of ski equipment due to loss/damage/delay to own equipment i £400.00
Avalanche closure cover limit i £500.00
Piste closure cover limit i £400.00
Ski equipment owned excess i £50.00
Ski equipment hired i £300.00
Single item limit for hired equipment i £300.00
Unused ski pass due to illness or injury i £500.00
1 stars
Ski equipment owned cover limit i £400.00
Single owned item cover limit i £250.00
Cover limit for hire of ski equipment due to loss/damage/delay to own equipment i £200.00
Avalanche closure cover limit i £300.00
Piste closure cover limit i £200.00
Ski equipment owned excess i £150.00
Ski equipment hired i £150.00
Single item limit for hired equipment i £150.00
Unused ski pass due to illness or injury i £300.00