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6 Months Travel Insurance

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£12.94 per day

  • Holiday cover for 6 months
  • Up to £10 million medical cover
  • Covers 100+ sports at no extra cost

From only £12.94 per Day

Travel Insurance for 6 Months

If you are going on a holiday, gap year or career break for 6 months and looking for comprehensive travel insurance, our Backpacker policy is perfect for you.

The Backpacker Insurance policy is ideal for trips that are 31 days up to a maximum of 2 years for travellers aged between 19 and 55 - you don't have to be actually backpacking. You will have access to travel insurance for more than 6 months without needing to renew your policy.

Which locations are covered?

UK - Ideal for UK staycations.

Europe - Best when travelling through Europe; Morocco, Tunisia and Russia.

Worldwide excluding North America and Caribbean - For those travelling outside of Europe, but not to North America and Caribbean.

Worldwide including North America and Caribbean - For those who will be travelling to the North America and Caribbean.

Sports Cover for 6 Month Holiday Insurance

Over 100 sports and activities covered at no extra cost on all our policies under Sports Grade 1. These are deemed to be lower risk. Cover for Sports Grades 2 to 4 will require that you add extra sports insurance and hazardous activities cover.

Customise your cover to suit your needs

You can customise your travel insurance policy to suit your travel needs. Simply:

  • Pick from 4 cover locations (UK only, Europe, Worldwide Excl. North America and Caribbean, Worldwide Incl. North America and Caribbean)
  • Choose from 3 cover levels (Standard, Essential and Essential Plus)
  • Add extra cover to suit your needs (Golf, Wedding, Cruise, Sports etc)

5 Easy Steps to Book Online

Booking online is quick and easy, even for first timers. Just complete our short 5 step process:

Book your Travel Insurance in 5 easy steps

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.

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.

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