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Whether you're off on a gap year adventure, taking a career break or just travelling for an extended period, make sure you protect your travel plans with our Backpacker policy.
Essential Travel customers taking out a backpacker policy can benefit from a number of extras. In addition, there are further ways you can tailor your policy to meet your needs and ensure you're adequately covered for the activities you have planned.
It's impossible to tell what the future holds, and while no one likes to think of anything going wrong during their trip of a life time, it's always best to be prepared for such an eventuality.
"The question isn't if you can afford to buy travel insurance, but if you can afford not to!"
Landing yourself with a hefty hospital bill, facing the high costs of replacing any kit that's lost or stolen, or losing out on money to cancel your trip are all scenarios you risk when you spend time abroad.
If you are involved in an accident or become ill and require medical attention your travel insurance will save you from forking out on what could be a rather scary medical bill. It will also pay for associated costs should you need to be flown back home.
Should you fall ill and need to cancel your trip as a result, your insurance policy can help you recover the costs you've already paid. Not all cover levels include cancellation, so make sure you select the correct one.
Should something happen that forces you to cut your trip short and return home, curtailment cover will again help you recoup any already paid for costs. Again, not all cover levels include curtailment cover, so make sure you select the correct one.
Accidents can happen, and if it turns out to be your fault, your insurance can help, should anyone decide to sue you.
You may not have a lot of stuff with you, but the bits you do have will no doubt be essential to your trip like; your passport, mobile, laptop or tablet for example. Losing these or having them stolen will be annoying at best. At worst, it will seriously make a dent in your carefully organised budget as you're forced to cough up to replace the goods.
Essential travel includes over 100 sports at no extra cost on Backpacker policies. However, if you're considering something a little more adventurous like scuba diving, extra top up cover is available. Think ahead about the activities you're likely to participate in, and add the extra cover if needs be.
If you want to play sport on holiday, make sure you do so safely by adding the correct sports grade to your policy.
*Price based on 8 days cover. Prices are reviewed and updated regularly, and may be subject to change.
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Essential Travel is a trading name of Holiday Extras. Holiday Extras Cover Ltd and Holiday Extras Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Holiday Extras Cover Ltd 05058680 and Holiday Extras Ltd 01693250 are registered in England and Wales. Registered address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Kent CT21 4JF.
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