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Paragliding Travel Insurance

If you are planning a trip and you will be Paragliding, then you will need a specialist policy to cover this activity.

PLEASE NOTE: When getting quote online please select a Scheme and in the Cover Options select ACTIVITY PACK 4 so that you are covered for Paragliding.


This policy will also cover Personal Liability and Personal Accident.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Essential Premier Premier Plus
Cancellation or Curtailment £750 £5,000 £10,000
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £5,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Liability £2,000,000 £2,000,000 £2,000,000
Personal Accident £5,000 £10,000 £30,000
Baggage £750 £2,000 £3,000
Gadget Cover - £1,000 £1,500
Personal Money £300 £750 £1,500
Delayed Departure - £100 £500
Missed Departure - £750 £1,500
Legal Expenses - £25,000 £25,000
Passport and Travel Documents £100 £300 £500
End Supplier Failure - £2,500 £2,500
Standard Excess** £100 £75 £50

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

Please read the full Policy Wording of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.

Paragliding Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through P J Hayman & Company Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 497103). Registered office: Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX. Reg no. 2534965. Adventures Travel Insurance is underwritten by Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s. Antares is authoried by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Example Premiums

For Paragliders up to 65 years of age.

4 Days: France from £32.43. Spain from £45.40. USA from £81.07

7 Days: France from £37.06. Spain from £51.89. USA from £92.66

14 Days: France from £46.33. Spain from £64.86. USA from £115.42

Annual based in Europe:

Age 20 to 40 years old: £106.53. (Essential) £138.06 (Premier) £206.31 (Premier Plus)  

Age 41 to 54 years old: £118.71. (Essential) £153.27 (Premier) £229.14 (Premier Plus) 

Age 55 to 64 years old: £152.19. (Essential) £195.13 (Premier) £291.92 (Premier Plus) 

Age 65 to 69 years old: £273.94  (Essential ) £347.32 (Premier) £520.21 (Premier Plus) 

Premier and Premier Plus also covers Winter Sports as part of the Annual Policy. 

The improvements in cover are mainly based on Cancellation and Baggage cover and the excesses reduce as the premiums increase.

When you get a quote online and when you have selected a scheme, Essential, Premier, or Premier Plus, you will then be asked to add a COVER OPTION.

Please make sure you select ACTIVITY PACK 4 - so that you are covered for Paragliding.


This policy will also cover Personal Liability and Personal Accident.

Paragliding Travel Insurance FAQs

Does this Travel Insurance cover Paragliding (Amateur Competitions)?

No it does not. Please go to our Paragliding Competition Travel Insurance page for a quote 

Does your Travel Insurance cover Paragliding outside of Europe?

Yes it does. The policy covers Worldwide excl. USA / Canada and Caribbean and Worldwide incl. USA / Canada and the Caribbean.

Can you do Paramotoring and Hang Gliding as well on these policies?

Yes Paramotoring is rated for Travel Insurance purposes as the same as Paragliding, and Hang Gliding on the same trip with no extra insurance cost.

Please Note: There is no Personal Liability or Personal Accident on a Paramotoring policy. 

Is Personal Liability Covered?

Yes, Personal Liability is included, however if you are a member of BHPA, your membership includes a Third Party Liability Insurance policy as well.  

Which is safer: Paragliding or Paramotoring?

Paramotoring is as you have controls of an engine and are not as exposed to the natural elements needed to Paraglide such as wind and thermal air as much as you can control the engine. For both activities, it's important to train properly and learn slowly. Pilot error is the cause of most accidents.

If I am injured on my first day on my Paragliding trip am I covered?     

Yes, you would be covered for Curtailment of your trip. That is if the Medical Advice is that you should returned home by the Medical Assistance Company.

Rescue and Medical Assistance

Any costs incurred if you require Rescue and Emergency transfer to a hospital or clinic.

These costs are covered for a period not exceeding 72 hours from the time at which assistance is first summoned.

Paragliding Amateur Competitions

At JS Travel Insurance, we can cover Paragliding Amateur Competitions (Europe only) on a Special Policy.

'Amateur' means that you're not being paid or sponsored to compete and that you are not competing for prize money. Unfortunately, we cannot cover Professional Paragliding Competitions.

This policy is provided by a Specialist Provider, who will cover you for £10,000,000 in Medical Expenses & Repatriation, plus £50,000 for Search & Rescue, and much more.


Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

At Registration you can see the following requirements.

Our policies will cover for Personal Liability, you may already have this cover in place if you are a member of the BHPA as it provides Third Party Liability Insurance (£5m) as part of their membership.

Types of Paragliding

Solo Paragliding: Flights if experienced or qualified.

Tandem Paragliding: Flights as a Passenger or recreationally as a Passenger or Pilot.

Paragliding Courses / Training: If under the supervision of a Qualified Guide or Instructor.

Paragliding Safety Advice

  • Check the weather before you fly. Wind and Thermal conditions.
  • Learn slowly, don't ve over ambitious when you start Paragliding.
  • Check your equipment thoroughly before you fly to ensure it is not faulty.
  • Advise friends, fellow flyers and local clubs exactly where you are going to fly.
  • Make sure you get your training at BHPA Registered School.

Most Common Paragliding Accidents

  • Deflation of Glider (usually from Pilot reaction).
  • Over steering.
  • Collisions and Obstacles.
  • Take off accident.
  • Miscalculation of weather.
  • Not checking gthe Glider properly before setting off.
  • Crashing into another Paraglider.

Common Injuries

In general, the safety of the sport is directly influenced by the skill and sense of the Pilot. A safe Pilot will not fly at sites that are too challenging for his / her skills and will not fly on days when the weather is turbulent.

Paragliding accidents occur more frequently when a Pilot is in a foreign country because they are less familiar with the area and climate.

The great exposure of the Pilot's legs and feet to the ground during landing have the potential to result in strains, fractures and broken bones, if landings are misjudged or impacted due to adverse weather conditions.

Fatalities in Paragliding are rare, but when they do happen it is often because the Pilot was attempting to push themselves past their limits for a more exciting flight or other goal, or due to inexperience when a Pilot was doing something that is strictly warned against.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our Paragliding Travel Insurance can cover you to travel provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all, or all but essential travel to your destination and it is not on the red list.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip.

This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation, when medically necessary, if you contract COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation If it is necessary and unavoidable to cancel or cut short your trip because an insured person tests positive for Coronavirus within 14 days of your trip departure date, or is admitted to hospital due to testing positive for coronavirus after the purchase of this policy.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine: Cover for additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad. This will be covered under ‘Emergency Medical Assistance & Expenses’ while you are away, as long as it is deemed medically necessary. This is a follow up expense for Covid-19 this is something you will be covered as long as the Emergency Assistance team is notified.

European Resident or Already Travelled

Globelink International offers Single Trip and Annual Multi Trip policies if you live in another European country.

This policy will also cover you if you have already left your home country and are already travelling and taking part in Paragliding and you need a policy that covers you for the rest of your trip.

When you get a quote online, you will be asked to add EXTRA OPTIONS.

Please make sure you select Hazardous Pursuits Category 3 so you are covered for Paragliding.


Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Useful Websites

Green Dragons Paraglding and Hang Gliding Centre 

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association ( BHPA)

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