Backpacker Insurance Cover

Backpacking offers an inexpensive travel solution, with the freedom of being able to go where you want in the world for as long as you wish (visas and budgets dependant!). For peace of mind before and during your backpacking trip, to Europe or further afield, starttravel.co.uk have you covered with our specialist, affordable backpacker travel insurance packages.

Whether you’re currently undertaking a gap year or you are looking to make the most of your retirement, there is a certain appeal to backpacking, making it the attractive choice of travel for people of all ages – Our backpacker travel insurance policies cover you for up to 547 days, enabling you to really make the most of your trip, safe in the knowledge that you are covered should anything unfortunate happen.

What does Backpacker Insurance Cover?

We offer 3 levels of backpacker travel insurance cover; Essential, Classic and Premier. Taking out one of our Premier backpacker insurance packages will provide you with a comprehensive range of travel insurance benefits which include:

  • Emergency medical and repatriation expenses up to £15 million
  • Cancellation cover up to £5,000
  • Personal accident cover up to £15,000
  • Personal possessions cover up to £2000
  • Passport and other document up to £250
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Important Information

To view our user friendly policy documents and see the full policy features, benefits, cover levels and limitations, please click on the link below

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Compare Backpacker Insurance Cover

Benefit 3 star
4 star
5 star
Emergency medical and repatriation expenses £5 million £10 million £15 million
Cancellation £1,500 £2,500 £5,000
Curtailment and loss of holiday £1,500 £2,500 £5,000
Personal accident NIL Up to £10,000 Up to £15,000
Personal possessions £1,000 £1,500 £2,000
Personal money £200 £300 £500
Passport and other documents £250 £250 £250
Missed departure £300 £400 £500
Personal liability £2,000,000 £2,000,000 £2,000,000
3 star
Emergency medical and repatriation expenses £5 million
Cancellation £1,500
Curtailment and loss of holiday £1,500
Personal accident NIL
Personal possessions £1,000
Personal money £200
Passport and other documents £250
Missed departure £300
Personal liability £2,000,000
4 star
Emergency medical and repatriation expenses £10 million
Cancellation £2,500
Curtailment and loss of holiday £2,500
Personal accident Up to £10,000
Personal possessions £1,500
Personal money £300
Passport and other documents £250
Missed departure £400
Personal liability £2,000,000
5 star
Emergency medical and repatriation expenses £15 million
Cancellation £5,000
Curtailment and loss of holiday £5,000
Personal accident Up to £15,000
Personal possessions £2,000
Personal money £500
Passport and other documents £250
Missed departure £500
Personal liability £2,000,000
Terms and Conditions apply. Please note, an excess may apply for any claim. For more details, please see the policy wording or call us on 0333 320 1240. Get a Quote

Providing a real insight into your destinations of choice, backpacking has increased in popularity. However the transient nature of backpacking, and the fact that you will have your belongings with you nearly all the time, means you need to have the best travel insurance cover in place.


Additional Travel Insurance Options

As well as covering the essentials as part of our main travel insurance packages, we also offer a range of add on travel insurance cover policies.

This means you can tailor your policy to suit your needs.

Backpacking offers the trip of a lifetime so undoubtedly you will want to capture those memories. Our enhanced gadget cover will ensure that any camera equipment is covered, as well as your tablet – essential for keeping your loved ones up to date with your adventures whilst you are away.

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