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✈ Backpackers travel insurance

Find a great deal on backpacking travel insurance from just £12.62*


  • Up to 18 months’ worth of cover
  • Get covered for medical treatment, flight cancellations, lost luggage and airline insolvency
  • Whether you’re on a gap year, taking a career break, or just wandering for the sheer fun of it, let travel insurance offer peace of mind

*The cheapest backpacker policy is £12.62 (based on 1 adult aged 28 travelling in Europe for up to 1 month). Prices correct on the 01/04/2014.


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What is backpackers travel insurance? 

Standard travel insurance policies could limit the number of days you are covered in one trip, or the types of activities you can do. Backpackers insurance, on the other hand, could offer you a broader range of cover and greater piece of mind if your adventure is a little more ambitious than a normal holiday.

  • Longer trip duration offering up to 18 months' worth of uninterrupted travel compare to the standard annual policies which is usually around 31 days per trip!
  • Optional cover for activities such as bungee jumping and scuba diving
  • 57% of backpackers policies bought through Confused.com in 2012 were individuals aged 25-29, that's a 10% increase compared to the previous year (Confused.com data)

If you want to find out more, take a look at our guide to backpackers insurance.

What does backpackers insurance cover?

    • Medical treatment can be surprisingly expensive abroad, so your medical costs and repatriation back to the UK could be covered if you get ill or injured whilst abroad
    • Your bags and possessions could be covered for accidental loss, damage or theft; including your passport and money
    • You could also be covered if you have to cancel your holiday and flights due to being too ill to travel, redundancy or family bereavement
    • Some travel policies could also offer accident, liability or/and legal expenses cover which could come in handy if you come into any trouble whilst abroad. The Foreign Office advises that you research the areas that you're travelling to and get to know the local laws and regulations prior to travelling

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Travel insurance tips:

  • Get your travel insurance in advance - we found that in 2012, the majority of travel insurance quotes made through Confused.com were made a week before travelling and 16% bought the day before. This means that they might not be getting the full benefit of cancellation cover!
  • Make sure you read the terms and conditions of your policy, as well as policy exclusions to make sure that you’re covered (most policies won’t cover alcohol or drug related incidents)
  • It’s important that you report your items lost or stolen within 24 hours and provide proof of doing so in order to make a successful claim

Take a look at our suggested Top 10 travel apps for your holiday to help make your trip run even more smoothly! 

Why compare cheap backpackers insurance from Confused.com?

With a quick and easy search, you can compare travel insurance quotes from famous brands like Top Dog and Explorer travel insurance, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your trip will be off to a great start.

  • Quicker than getting quotes for each provider separately
  • Easy to make policy comparisons
  • Get travel insurance, even when at the airport, as your policy documents could be emailed to you within one hour of purchase.

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