Coverage for recreational sports
Many travelers take vacations with the intent of participating in recreational sports or activities. For example, this can include traveling somewhere warm for a weekend golf trip with friends, or touring a scenic destination by horseback. For these travelers, many travel insurance policies can cover the cost of treating an injury and an evacuation in the event of an emergency. In addition to medical coverage, some policies include Sports Equipment & Fees coverage in case a traveler’s equipment is lost, damaged, or stolen, such as golf clubs.
Coverage for non-recreational sports
In addition to recreational sports, some policies can also cover organized sports at the scholastic, collegiate, or other amateur levels. Select policies can extend coverage for participation in professional sports. This can include popular contact sports like football and hockey, non-contact sports like basketball and baseball, and competitive activities like archery, weightlifting, and fishing.
What to look for when buying travel insurance for sports:
Travel insurance for sports and competitive activities can vary significantly from policy to policy. Activities that can be covered by one policy, may be specifically excluded from the next. For this reason, for travelers who plan to partake in specific sports or activities during their trip, it’s important to check a policy’s certificate for a list of excluded activities before purchasing. When buying travel insurance for sports or competitions, Squaremouth recommends at least $50,000 in Emergency Medical coverage, and $100,000 in Medical Evacuation coverage.
How to search for travel insurance for sports:
The Sports & Activities benefit of travel insurance is designed to cover travelers who are participating in sports or adventurous activities. Using Squaremouth’s activity selection matrix below, travelers can enter the specific sports and activities they plan to participate in during their trip to only show available policies with the coverage they need.
Search for policies with sports travel insurance using our selection matrix.
Search for sports and activities you will be participating in during your trip, then select "Continue to Trip Information" to complete your search.