Questions about backpacking and backpacker travel insurance
We have three policy types for backpackers. Which one is right for you depends on your budget and the way you like to travel. Our Longstay Lite policy is our cheapest policy. It is for those who want to save and don’t mind if they are delayed or don’t need much baggage cover. Longstay is our standard policy with up to £5m of medical expenses, personal possessions cover of £1000, cancellation and delay cover. The Longstay Max policy offers all the benefits, including £5m in medical expenses as well as gadget cover.
Our policies have been designed to accommodate every kind of traveller. Our sports travel insurance automatically covers over 150 different activities, which is perfect if you're heading on a gap year and looking for backpackers travel insurance but are unsure of what you'll be doing while you're away.
You'll be covered for them all. With our scuba diving travel insurance you'll be protected for depths of up to 30m when diving within the organiser's guidelines.
Our medical screening team can offer travel insurance for thousands of pre-existing conditions and associated health problems, from common conditions like asthma and angina to more complex issues like sickle cell and haemophilia travel insurance.
Backpacking and single-trip travel insurance policies cover up to 365 days as long as your trip starts and ends in the UK.
The European Health Insurance card, which was previously called the E111, does cover some reciprocal healthcare. But it does not cover transport and repatriation expenses to get you home if you fall ill or have an accident during your trip. Read more about the benefits of cover on our travel insurance features page.
Yes. We offer cheap annual travel insurance that can cover trips lasting up to either 31 or 62 days at a time. You can even extend your policy to include winter sports like ski travel insurance.