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Jailbreak Travel Insurance

Jailbreaks are popular with Universities and a great way of charity fundraising. The challenge is to get as far away from the University as possible, in a limited time frame, with no money ! To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017

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Jailbreaks are popular with Universities and a great way of charity fundraising. The challenge is to get as far away from the University as possible, in a limited time frame, with no money !

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 (per Person)

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
Standard Excess* £100 £50 £35

*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.

This Jailbreak policy 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.

Who We Provide Cover for

JS Travel Insurance has been working with several Universities over the last few years, providing them with a policy that covers the Jailbreak event each year.

We have covered the participants who have travelled to Europe and beyond ! Some students have reached as far as Singapore, Australia and the United States of America.

How It Works

Our experience with this event means arranging your travel insurance is simple.

Once you've finalised your Participant list, you will need the following information:

  • Dates of the Jailbreak Event
  • Names of Participants
  • Age of Each Participant

You can purchase online, or send us the information and we will set the policy up for you.

We can issue a Policy up to 24 hours before the Jailbreak starts. Last minute changes are possible too (e.g. to Participant information), as long as the event has not yet started.

All policies will begin with cover for the European Geographical Region. For those participants who travel further than Europe, you will need to inform us in order to validate their trave insurance - an additional premium will be charged for these individuals.

The Event Organiser will be assigned a Personal Account Manager at JS Travel Insurance who will be available on call 24 hrs a day so that you can inform us of any changes required during the event. 

The final premium is calculated and invoiced at the end of the Jailbreak Event. Payment can be made by BACs Transfer, Cheque or Credit / Debit Card. If you prefer, you can purchase a policy online via the above calculator.

Extension of Cover

The Policy will be scheduled to cover the Jailbreak Event only, which is usually up to 2 days of cover.

If participants decide to extend their travel beyond the event, they will need additional Travel Insurance to cover any unforeseen events. We can provide this cover - please call us for a quote. The cover can be arranged either before or after they leave the UK - we will select an appropriate policy to suit your needs.

We can also add Sports and Activities to the new policy, for example Winter Sports, Cycling or Quad Biking.

Gadget Cover

JS Travel Insurance provides Gadget Cover (including mobile phones and tablets). We will pay up to £1,000 for the intrinsic value or cost of repair of your Gadgets (maximum £500 per Gadget), which are lost or stolen.

This is an extra £9.00 and can be added on the quote page of our website.

If only some of the group need the Gadget Cover, we can manually adjust the Policy to cover certain individuals - please call us to complete this process and pay the Additional £9.00 Premium per person who requires cover.

Jailbreak FAQs

What is Jailbreak ?

This is a sponsored hitchhiking event. The participants need to get as far as possible from their home country in a limited time period and with no money.

How does this event raise money for Charity ?

The participants will need to pay a small fee to register, to cover administration costs. The participants are then given a minimum target amount which they must raise before the event begins. Additional fundraising events may occur on campus to raise money too. There are usually workshops and social gatherings so everyone can meet and discuss the event itself.

Participants are encouraged to carry collection buckets en route to gather donations as they travel. Donations will be put into the final fundraising pot when they return home (minus any agreed out of pocket payments for food or accommodation).

How do I travel if I don't have any money?

The Event Organisers will set their own rules or guidelines. You will be allowed to fundraise before and during the event which, if the rules allow, may be spent on food, drink or accommodation. However this money should not be spent on transportation.

Therefore, you'll need to use your charm and persuasion to get free transport: cars, buses, trains, boats and planes ! Flight companies are usually willing to give up the last minute unused seats in the name of charity. Dressing up usually helps to get donations !

How do I get back home?

For your return journey home, the Event Organisers usually allow you the option of spending your own money for a ticket, or you could try hitchhiking for free !

Do I have to return home straight away?

No. You can choose to extend your stay in your destination or continue travelling.

However, after the Jailbreak Policy ends, you will need to ensure you get a new Policy in place to cover the second part of your trip. You can arrange this new Policy before or after you leave the United Kingdom - please call us for a quote.

Can I spend some of the donations?

The Event Organisers will set the rules on what you can and cannot spend donated money on. Generally speaking, donations can be spent on food, drink and accommodation, but not for transport.

Is Jailbreak a safe event?

Jailbreak is normally a Team Event. This means participants will travel in small groups (usually two to three in a group) which increases safety. However, you'll still need to remain aware of potential dangers, road safety and be mindful of climate conditions to ensure you have the best experience possible. There's good material online to help you prepare, such as HitchWiki.org.

If you have any accidents, illness or injury, our Policy will provide you with 24hr Medical Emergency Assistance to help you get you appropriate medical care as soon as possible. Please ask the Event Organiser for a copy of the Travel Insurance Certificate and relevant contact numbers to carry with you.

Upcoming Events

  • University of Cambridge - 2nd to 3rd February 2020
  • University of Bristol - 22nd to 23rd February 2020
  • University of Manchester - 27th to 28th March 2020
  • Cardiff University - 20th to 22nd March 2020

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