Prices from £8.00 per month for 2 years European cover
Insurance for Gap Year Travel
Gap years present fantastic opportunities for you to explore other nations, lose yourself and find direction, all at the same time.Essential Travel offers gap year insurance for travel for up to two years with our Backpacker Travel Insurance policy.
Save 15% with Essential Travel
To make sure you can protect your gap year plans without hurting your travel budget, you can save 15% until 1st September 2013 on our Award Winning Backpacker Travel Insurance Policy. This 15% discount is automatically deducted when you get a quote and included in the prices displayed.
Backpacker features include:
- Continuous protection for up to 2 years
- A return visit to your home in the UK and Ireland on the same policy
- Over 100 low-risk sports that are covered at no extra cost
- Protection for non-manual work
Can I partake in risky sports activities?
When travelling for an extended period, you are bound to partake in a few sporting activities. Gap Year Insurance extends to more than 100 low-risk Sports Grade 1 activities at no extra cost. Higher risk activities for Sports Grades 2, 3 and 4 require extra cover.
Experts' Top Tip - Gap Year cover is valid for up to 2 years. For shorter trips, you can adjust the time frame by selecting the correct dates in the quote form.
Adapt your quote to suit your needs
You have the choice of up to 3 levels and 4 areas of cover. Furthermore, you can add extra protection for more serious pre-existing medical conditions, cruises and winter sports to make sure that your policy deals with all the extras.
Gap Year insrurance is available to any UK or Irish resident aged 19 to 55 years old on our Backpacker policies.
5 Easy Steps to Book Online
Booking online is quick and easy, even for first timers. Just complete our short 5 step process:
Add Extra Cover
You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.
Specialist cover can be added to your policy in minutes via our easy Online Medical Screening system.
If you want to play sport on holiday, make sure you do so safely by adding the correct sports grade to your policy.
100+ sports are covered at no extra cost on our policies!
Customers have scored Essential Travel on average 87% based on 1184 reviews.
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The site is easy to use. The forms, and questions are clear and the process is quite fast.
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Easy to do online very easy application form hassle free would recommend to anyone
Miss Rickard -
brilliant,so easy to do
i will always go for this because it is so reasonably priced,the cover is just what i need for peace of mind
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