From only £12.94 per week.
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.
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.
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.
You can customise your travel insurance policy to suit your travel needs. Simply:
Booking online is quick and easy, even for first timers. Just complete our short 5 step process:
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If you have a pre-existing medical condition its vital that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers dont like to think that youve 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. Whats more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that youve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to cover it, so you will be covered medically for anything unrelated to that condition.
By adding Winter Sports to your Single, Annual or Backpacker policy you can take part in over 26 winter sports and be covered for:
Medical: you will be covered for emergency medical expenses that occur should you have an accident and require medical attention including cover for mountain rescue, helicopter rescue costs and repatriation
Equipment: Winter Sports cover also provides peace of mind against any theft, loss or damage to your personal or hired equipment as well as any pre-paid fees.winter sports cover → winter sports cover →
Regardless of your handicap, cover for your golf equipment and pre-paid green fees can be added to your policy giving you nothing else to work on except your game.
Simply add extra golf protection to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy to add extra protection for:
Self employed or working for a company, if you travel for work you can add extra protection against accidental loss, theft or damage to your business equipment to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policies.
Business cover protects equipment such as cameras, mobiles, laptops that you may need to work or have with you in meetings.business trip insurance →
Sail the seas worry-free by adding extra cover for missed port, cabin confinement and unused excursions to any of our Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip travel insurance policies.
Cruise cover will add extra protection for:
If you're planning on tying the knot abroad, extra cover for accidental loss, theft or damage to your your wedding clothes, rings, gifts and photos can be added to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy, to help ensure that your special day is everything its meant to be.
Should you need to claim on your travel insurance an Excess is the amount that you'll have to pay before we pick up the rest of the bill.
Avoid paying any excesses by adding the Excess Waiver option to your Single, Annual Multi or Backpacker Trip policy.find out more →
If you've packaged your holiday yourself (without the help of a travel agent) add the Indepentent Traveller add-on will provide cover for additional scenarios such as: