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Backpacker travel insurance at World First

Backpacker and Longstay travel insurance for 'gap year' travellers

Everybody's going on a gap year these days. From students leaving school to captains of industry taking time off between jobs, the gap year is a travel experience that is hard to beat.

And it's hard to beat our range of longstay and Backpacker insurance policies too! We can cover travellers from 18 to 55 for up to 558 days away from home and can also provide cover for families and single parents travelling with their kids on the trip of a lifetime.

You can choose from four levels of cover, depending on your needs and the way you like to travel. Our Longstay Bronze policy will work out cheapest if you are unconcerned about missing connections or delays - after all, that's part of the experience. However, our Longstay Platinum policy will provide £10 million of medical expenses cover, and £2 million of personal liability. Like all our policies it also includes cover for your personal baggage, cash and documents and gives you access to 24/7 assistance if things go wrong. You can also add on a gadget extension to cover your phone, tablet or smart watch up to the value of £1500.

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"An excellent easy way of obtaining travel insurance at a very reasonable price. Will definitely use them again."

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Peace of mind, whatever you do

The point of travelling is going with the flow, right? So you'll need a travel insurance policy that will allow you to be flexible. With our policies you'll be covered for over 150 sports and activities as standard.

We also offer medical travel insurance for over 1,000 different health problems. So your health should never be the thing to hold you back. We certainly won't.

Getting a quote is easy

With our easy-to-use online booking and medical screening you can get a quote in minutes. Or you can call one of our friendly team in Exeter in the UK on 0345 90 80 161 to get a quote and book your cover. And if you change your mind we offer a 14 day money back guarantee on all of our policies.

Why choose World First?

We are travellers ourselves, and have been offering travellers a fairer deal on their Longstay travel insurance for 40 years. We cover thousands of gap year travellers for their trips of a lifetime every year - and that includes people of all ages with and without medical conditions going to all kinds of wild and wonderful places. We look forward to covering you.

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