Best Travel Insurance for Singles

If you’re a single Kiwi headed overseas for business or pleasure, Canstar’s latest Travel Insurance Star Ratings and Awards are your guide to the best value travel insurance in the market.

After two years of pandemic-induced lockdowns, Kiwis are once again indulging their wanderlust and heading overseas. But whether you’re off on a big OE, flying away on business, or splashing out on some tropical R&R, arranging travel insurance before you depart is as important as ever. So if you’re a solo traveller under the age of 70, let Canstar’s latest Travel Insurance Star Ratings and Awards be your guide to the best travel insurance for singles.

What are Canstar’s Travel Insurance Star Ratings and Awards

Each year, Canstar’s expert research panel rates and scores the leading insurance products in the market. This year our team compared 37 travel insurance products from 17 providers across 40 customer profiles, including solo travellers.

Each insurance product was assessed and scored for its price and array of features, including cover for:

  • Trip cancellation
  • Medical expense (including Covid-19) & repatriation
  • Loss/theft of cash and personal belongings
  • Vehicle hire excess

To help custom fit our Star Ratings to Kiwis’ travel insurance needs, our research is classified across six regions:

  • Africa & Middle East
  • Americas
  • Asia

  • Europe
  • Pacific
  • Tras-Tasman

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Five-Star Rated Travel Insurance for Singles

This year, just five providers earned our top 5-Star ratings for singles travel insurance. To read the full breakdown of our ratings for each destination, plus policy details, click on the links below.

Five-Star Rated Travel Insurance for Singles


5-Star Brands

Africa & Middle East AA Insurance | AMP | House of Travel | Worldcare
Americas House of Travel | Worldcare
Asia AA Insurance | Worldcare
Australia AA Insurance | AMP | House of Travel | Worldcare
Europe House of Travel | Worldcare
Fiji House of Travel | Worldcare
Fiji Cruise House of Travel | Southern Cross | Worldcare


House of travel



Canstar’s Outstanding Value Travel Insurance Awards

In our addition to our 5-Star Ratings, our research panel awards to top travel insurance providers across all categories our Outstanding Value Travel Insurance Awards. Across four categories listed below. To discover this year’s award winners, just click the links.

Click on Profile for 5-Star Rated Travel Insurance:

5-Star International Travel Insurance

5-Star Trans-Tasman Travel Insurance

5-Star South Pacific Cruise Travel Insurance

5-Star Seniors Travel Insurance

About the author of this page

Bruce PitchersThis report was written by Canstar’s Editor, Bruce Pitchers. Bruce began his career writing about pop culture, and spent a decade in sports journalism. More recently, he’s applied his editing and writing skills to the world of finance and property. Prior to Canstar, he worked as a freelancer, including for The Australian Financial Review, the NZ Financial Markets Authority, and for real estate companies on both sides of the Tasman.

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