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Feefo 2024

Independent Service Rating based on
4648 verified reviews.

Feefo 2024

Independent Service Rating based on
4648 verified reviews.

Our Backpacker Insurance policy options

Put simply, we offer three different policy options…

1. Travel Insurance

We provide a Single and Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance which will cover you whilst backpacking in destinations around the world. Our policy includes cover for medical and repatriation costs, trip cancellation, and more.

2. Travel Insurance Bolt-On

If you have an existing travel insurance policy in place with another provider such as your bank but it does not include cover for backpacking, we can provide a bolt-on style of protection for your trip.

3. Sports Accident Insurance

Our Sports Accident Insurance is designed to protect you whilst backpacking in the UK. The policy provides a range of benefits including personal liability and income protection. Get a quote online now.

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Why choose us

30 Years Experience

We have been providing tailored Sports Insurance policies for over 30 years, and today protect more than 57,000 customers a year.

Professional Claims Handling

We work with leading claims handlers to make sure our customers experience a prompt and professional service when making a claim.

Underwritten by Experts

We’re pleased to offer tailored cover from AXA XL, a leading provider of insurance in the sports and leisure industry.

UK Based Customer Service Team

Our highly experienced Sales team are available to help support you with any questions that you might have.

5-Star Customer Service Rating

Thousands of happy customers have awarded us a 5-star customer service score on the independent feedback platform, Feefo.

500+ Sports Covered

Being a specialist in Sports Insurance, we provide cover for over 500 different sports & activities, far more than other providers.

What's covered?

Our Backpacker Insurance will protect you whether you are heading abroad or staying in the UK.

Very few countries around the world have free healthcare, and most outside the EU don’t have reciprocal healthcare agreements with the UK. Therefore, the cost of receiving medical care is likely to be extremely expensive. 

With a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place for backpacking, you can depart safe in the knowledge that you would be financially protected should an accident happen.

In addition, our Travel Insurance provides trip cancellation cover, personal liability and baggage cover. 

Sports cover whilst backpacking

Specialist Sports Cover 

If you are likely to take part in a sport whilst backpacking, our policy provides cover for over 500 different sports and activities. 

Whether you are skiing in Canada or skydiving in Australia, select the sport that you are doing and you will be protected should an accident happen and you require medical assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Backpacker insurance is a form of travel insurance that is designed to protect individuals whilst backpacking around the world. In most cases, it will cover the costs of emergency medical treatment and repatriation, plus more. 

Our Sports Travel Insurance Policy provides up to £2,500 worth of baggage cover. You should, of course, be sensible and act as though you weren’t insured at all times. This means keeping your valuables, such as cash, phones or tablets on your person at all times, rather than leaving them unattended in a tent, or in a hostel dormitory. But if the unexpected does happen, you would have the reassurance of being able to claim under the policy.

Yes, our Backpacker Travel Insurance can generally be taken out even if you have a medical condition. We can almost always offer cover at no extra cost, but occasionally our underwriters may apply special terms if you subsequently needed to make a claim relating to your condition.

You can purchase our Backpacker Travel Insurance online up until 74 years old. Above this age, you would need to call us on 01494 484800 and we will be able to refer your quote to our underwriters. Please note, our quotes are based on your age at the start date of cover.

* 10% online discount applies to our Sports Travel Insurance and Activity TopUp policies only. 

** Data relates to Sports Travel Insurance claims from Jan 2023 to Dec 2023 inclusive.

*** Feefo rating relates to Sports Travel Insurance claims review score from Jan 2023 to Dec 2023 inclusive. 

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