Your Holiday Insurance, Our Expertise.

menu

Working Abroad Travel Insurance

Covered on Multiple Sports Grades
  1. help
  2. help
  3. to
  4. help
  5. For UK and ROI residents only

From only £7.88 per Week

  • Fruit & Veg Picking
  • Exchange Students Included
  • Manual Labour Covered
  • Single, Annual or Backpacker Trip
  • 24hr Emergency Assistance

From only £7.88 per Week

Working Holiday Insurance

If you are seeking a new adventure like working abroad or you are simply bar tending in your gap year away from home, you can be covered for working abroad on our Single, Annual or Backpacker quotes.

  • Single Trip: Ideal for once-off holidays for up to 45 days long
  • Annual Multi Trip: You get cover for an unlimited number of trips for up to 12 months
  • Backpacker Trip: Continuous travel for up to 2 years long and covering 1 trip back home

Types of Work Covered

There are various types of work that we cover in Grade 1 and Grade 2 Sports Cover. Please note that Grade 1 cover is free while Grade 2 sports require extra cover.

Sports Grade Activity
Sports Grade 1 Fruit and Vegetable Picking
Bar Tending and Restaurant Work
Counselling (Students and Exchange Students Included)
Student Exchange (academic studies only)
Voluntary Work (teaching in a school or orphanage, no manual labour)
Sports Grade 2 Manual Labour (ground work - no machinery involved)

Experts' Top Tip - Superior Cover is the most popular and best selling cover level. It provides a high level of protection, offering up to £10 million medical cover.

Customisable Cover

You have a choice of tailoring your insurance cover to suit your holiday needs. Choose from up to 4 cover levels and 4 areas of cover. Additionally, you can add extra protection for pre-existing medical conditions, winter sports, cruises and more.

You are entitled to our 24 Hour Emergency Line when purchasing our insurance cover should you require assistance while on holiday.

You may be interested in this magazine article..

Vacation Work

Top 10 Holiday Jobs

There’s something fascinating about discovering a country from a worker's perspective. Take a look at the 10 best holiday jobs from around the world.

Read More

Add Extra Cover

You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.

Do You Need to Declare a Medical Condition?

If you have a pre-existing medical condition it’s vital that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers don’t like to think that you’ve hidden things from them and you may be surprised to find out that many common medical conditions such as allergies can be added without any additional cost. What’s more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that you’ve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to cover it, so you will be covered medically for anything unrelated to that condition.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

Specialist cover can be added to your policy in minutes via our easy Online Medical Screening system.

Do You Need Extra Sports or Specialist Cover?

A decent policy will include cover for many sporty or adventure activities as standard. However the more adventurous or dangerous the activity, like winter sports, the more likely it is that you will need to purchase additional sports insurance. You can customise your policy further a number of other specialist add-ons.

Hazardous Sports and activities

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!

Travel Insurance Reviews

Customers have scored Essential Travel on average 87% 100 based on 1066 reviews.

Find the right travel insurance for your needs with Essential Travel's Expert Tips: