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Archaeological Digging Travel Insurance

If you are planning a trip and you will be working on an Archaelogical Site, you are advised to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home. 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…

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If you are planning a trip and you will be working on an Archaelogical Site, you are advised to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.

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.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

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 £1,500 £1,500 £2,500
Laptop Limit £500 £500 £500
Gadget Cover* £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
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
Missed Connection Cover** £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Terrorism Cover Extension** £2,000 £2,000 £2,000
Standard Excess*** £100 £50 £35

*The Gadget Cover can be added on the quote page at an additional premium.

**AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL PREMIUM: This extra cover is only available by contacting us and we can add this to your policy. 

***The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

Please read the Restrictions and Exclusions of the policy.

This Travel Insurance policy for Archaeological Digging 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.

Travel Insurance Extras

Single Trip

Extension Benefit Europe (per person) Worldwide (per person)
Excess Waiver £5.00 £5.00
Terrorism Cover £7.00 £13.00
Missed Connection £5.00 £5.00

Annual Multi Trip

Extension Benefit Europe (per person) Worldwide (per person)
Excess Waiver £36.00 £36.00
Terrorism Cover £16.00 £24.00
Missed Connection £10.00 £10.00

AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL PREMIUM: This extra cover is only available by contacting us and we can add this to your policy.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

Please read the Restrictions and Exclusions of the policy.

Excess Waiver

By purchasing the excess waiver option, the excess on the policy is reduced to £0 and you would therefore not be responsible for making a payment toward a claim.

Missed Connection Cover

This extension provides additional travel insurance cover in the event you miss a connecting flight, ferry, cruise ship, train or motor vehicle as a result of a delay to your initial outbound transport.

Terrorism Cover Extension

This extension provides additional insurance cover to enable you to cancel or cut short your trip if a terrorist act occurs within a 40 miles radius of your pre booked accommodation and you no longer wish to travel.

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

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.


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