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Archaeological Digging Travel Insurance

Archaeological Digging has been taking place all over the world. Famous Sites that continue to be excavated including the Pyramids, Giza, and Pompeii. Whereas the purpose of digs used to be to uncover buried wealth such as jewels and gold from known Sites, the purpose is now to inform our understanding of human activity on a particular Site and further our knowledge…

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Archaeological Digging has been taking place all over the world. Famous Sites that continue to be excavated including the Pyramids, Giza, and Pompeii. Whereas the purpose of digs used to be to uncover buried wealth such as jewels and gold from known Sites, the purpose is now to inform our understanding of human activity on a particular Site and further our knowledge of historical periods.

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We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500

Definitions of Archaeological Digging

Historical Archaeology: This is the study of cultures that had access to a form of writing.

Ethnoarchaeology: This is the study of living cultures.

Experimental Archaeology: This is the use of new and experimental scientific methods to further the field of Archaeology.

Common Injuries whilst Digging

Archaeological Digging is a fairly safe activity as long as you take some basic safety precautions:

  • Always make sure you are travelling with a reputable and licensed Dig Site Organiser.
  • Ensure that you are not surrounded by loose rocks and soil or land that could give way.

Common injuries such as cuts and bruises should be treated by cleaning with antibacterial spray and then covering with a plaster or bandage. If your dig takes place in a Foreign Country then check with your Doctor about receiving the appropriate vaccinations before you travel.

Important Information

You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment is worn at all times and you do not participate in Archaeological Digging for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

Please read the Policy Wording for full details.

This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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