Key features

  • Initial security briefing prior and access to the latest security intelligence, while you are abroad

  • Funding for experienced mediators to negotiate your safe release in the event of an incident
  • Compensation for any ransom payment that may need to be made
  • Emergency medical and evacuation cover and repatriation travel cover and relocation cover for political unrest

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Expert kidnap protection for the most challenging situations

Kidnapping insurance has become more and more relevant for people in all walks of life. You don’t need to be rich or famous to be a kidnap target. Simply contracting for a global company or sailing in the wrong area can be enough. Kidnapping insurance could be the difference between a fast and safe resolution and the worst outcome of all.

Kidnapping insurance – end-to-end support

Bellwood Prestbury’s kidnapping insurance can protect you from the moment you plan your trip, including a security briefing about how to avoid danger in the region before you leave, as well as funding for professional negotiators and comprehensive compensation should the need arise.

As a Lloyd’s Coverholder, we provide the highest quality global kidnapping insurance, with the ability to create same day cover where needed. We can keep costs down by only activating your kidnapping insurance when you are in high-risk areas, and we can provide 24/7 global support, available to you and your loved ones throughout your trip.

Kidnapping and war risk insurance: for your security

From the Middle East to hotspots in Africa, Asia and South America, organised kidnapping is on the rise.  If your work, family or sense of adventure takes you to a risky region, Bellwood Prestbury’s kidnapping insurance or war risk insurance can help you to avoid an incident or ensure that you are expertly supported should it happen.

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