Backpacking around the world has become a rite of passage for young travellers, who are keen to take in the splendours of the four corners of the globe during their lifetime.
While backpacking is often synonymous with travelling on a shoestring budget, travel insurance is one essential that no globetrotter can afford to do without.
Backpacker travel insurance is specifically designed with backpackers needs in minds, offering extended, reasonably priced cover that covers a range of travel insurance essentials.
What are the benefits of taking out backpacker travel insurance?
While it may be tempting to throw caution to the wind when it comes to our backpacker travel itineraries, the same can’t be said for our health and safety during our time on foreign shores.
Taking out our comprehensive backpacker travel insurance policy will ensure that whether you travel alone or as part of a group you will always have access to 24 hour emergency assistance in the event of an accident or injury.
Backpacker travel insurance also includes cover for medical and other expenses up to £5,000,000, baggage cover up to £1,000 personal money and passport and documents up to £250 amongst other features; providing you with a contingency fund should you encounter theft, loss or injury on your travels.
Are sporting activities covered under my backpacker travel insurance policy?
Backpacking is often the perfect opportunity to try out new activities from scuba diving to white water rafting, and securing our backpacker travel insurance will ensure that you can carry out a number of exciting activities safe in the knowledge that you will be covered as standard should anything happen.
Winter sports enthusiasts can also include a includes a winter sports option to their backpacker insurance policy, which includes loss or damage to ski equipment among other features, allowing you to fully enjoy your time on the slopes.
For riskier activities such as parasailing and tandem sky diving there is also the option to add an optional hazardous activities cover.
I am going backpacking for six months. Will I be covered under my backpacker travel insurance policy?
Whether you are taking a 6-month sabbatical from work, planning to get away from it all on a year-long trip, or simply heading off on your travels with no fixed time frame in mind – our backpacker travel insurance gives you the flexibility to enjoy a long or short trip, by covering trips up to 540 days in length.