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Standard travel insurance policies generally won’t offer enough days of cover for a backpacking trip. For peace of mind before and during your backpacking trip, to Europe or further afield, have you covered with our specialist, affordable backpacker travel insurance packages. A backpacker insurance policy should cover you if you end up working on your trip, but not all policies do as standard. Check your policy details before you buy to make sure you’re covered. Extreme and adventure sports are covered as standard under some policies, but not all.

Where you’re going as you’ll need different cover for different continents and countries. We’ll compare up to 52 travel insurance companies to help find you the best deal. Delays and cancellations if your flights are postponed or if you’re forced to cancel your trip in an emergency. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you don’t need to worry – you can declare them online quickly and easily. So make sure that you always declare any pre-existing conditions you may have to make sure you’re covered. The medical screening experts will ask you several questions relating to your health condition and this will determine whether we are able to offer you cover.

When should I buy Backpacker travel insurance?

If you want to get more out of your trip, there’s also a multitude of sports and activities included within our standard terms, at no extra cost. For a small supplement, more risky enterprises can also be covered. Our Backpacker Insurance, known as the Globetrotter policy, is an extended long stay single trip travel insurance plan, where you can opt to be away from home for up to 365 days. If you are looking to travel for more than 60 consecutive days, this policy could be the right fit for you, as it is designed specifically for those who want to embark on a mammoth adventure. We can provide cover for most disclosed pre-existing conditions, even on backpacker policies.

  • There’s also no need to worry if you suffer from an illness or an injury while you’re away.
  • If there is a group of you, please select the Group type of policy.
  • A couple who are legally married, common-law partners or cohabiting.
  • Some countries require visas on arrival so make sure you’re prepared with the right documents before you set off.
  • We offer cover to as many of our switched on customers as we can.

Backpacker travel insurance needs to cover you for multiple countries, and usually for a longer period of time than the average holiday. Our policies can cover a one-off trip of up to 365 days, and you can get an online quote for a backpacking adventure through up to 9 different countries. Many sports and leisure activities are covered on our standard travel insurance policies at no additional premium. From 5th May 2021, we will not be able to provide cover while you take part in riskier Category 3 and Category 3 sports and leisure activities like kite surfing and rubgy. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to the booking engine of our website. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additional cover again.

Does backpacker insurance cover working abroad?

We don’t include cover for cancellation where the FCDO or local authorities advise against travel. For full details of the COVID-19 cover provided on our policies take a look at the policy booklet. From 5th May 2021, we will temporarily be unable to offer travel insurance policies to cover Car Hire Excess.

You can also plan a scenic walk to Coban Sewu Waterfall, located in a small village in the highlands of Java, a two-hour drive to the East of Malang. To get to this waterfall you need to climb down bamboo ladders into a deep ravine. It is a tricky climb, but the view from the bottom of the waterfall is definitely worth the journey.


Even if your planning on staying in hostels or hotels, make sure you pack a torch for those late-night adventures or if you’re planning to explore hidden caves. If doctors say you are unable to return home immediately, will we cover the costs of convalescing at a hotel with up to €60/day for 14 days. In your hostel in Sydney, you’ll enjoy modern facilities in shared dorm accommodation with up to 10 people. In your first week, some meals are included, including the group welcome dinner on Monday, Beach Camp dinners and four free drinks on your Sydney bar cruise. Please note that we will book the travel passes for Australia and New Zealand as open dated, so you can decide the date that you want to start the pass- please download the trip notes for more details.

If you’re planning on any activities or a gap year trip whilst you’re away such as fruit or vegetable picking or catamaran sailing, we can provide cover as standard. However, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous and fancy cave diving or even shark diving, you can add this to your travel insurance at an additional cost. If you’re unsure which activities we cover or you can’t see your chosen activity, just give our travel team a call to see if we can cover it. With our Annual travel insurance policy, you’re covered for an unlimited number of trips up to 31 days in duration over a 12-month period.

If you are planning on hiring a vehicle on your trip, make sure you have adequate cover too. Consider taking End Supplier Failure Insurance too if you are planning on flying a lot. Also make sure the medical cover is high enough for the countries you will be visiting. Regardless of where you’re going, you always need some form of travel insurance. Given that a backpacking, gap year or a charity work trip may differ considerably from, let’s say a 2-week family holiday to Benidorm,Single TripandMulti Trippolicies simply won’t provide you with enough cover.