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Backpacker Insurance

As a truly global organisation, we understand your desire to see the world. We know that no matter how many travel guides you read, there’s nothing as exhilarating as embarking on a journey to discover and explore new corners of the globe. As international travel becomes increasingly accessible, more and more of us are packing up our backpacks and undertaking unique trips, to places we have only ever dreamt about.

Whether we’re travelling for adventure, escapism, self-discovery or out of simple curiosity, we know that part of the excitement is in not knowing exactly what lies ahead, throwing routine out of the window and leaving the ordinary behind us.
However, with our 60 years of experience, we also know that certain risks come with travelling to unfamiliar places and sometimes if things go wrong a long way from home, you can be left feeling very vulnerable. That’s why the support of a trusted friend is crucial. Our Backpacker Travel Insurance helps you not to worry whilst travelling, knowing if nothing else, that you are protected by one of the world’s leading travel insurance and assistance companies.

With over 13,000 people working across five continents, speaking 58 languages, we are as local as we are global. We have a deep understanding of the markets in which we operate and we are experts in helping our customers wherever they need us; 24/7, 365 days a year. If you are under 35 and planning a trip of a lifetime, our Backpacker Insurance offers bespoke protection for up to 365 days against risks such as cancellation, delays, missed departures, lost or stolen personal items and medical expenses. Terms and conditions apply.

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Exciting as it is, international travel often comes with higher costs and higher risks. Language barriers, weather issues, and even economical events can wreak havoc with your travel.

Backpacker without Ski

Backpacker with ski

From
£27.50*
From
£55.01*

Avalanche closure

Avalanche closure
Cover for extra transport and accomodation if you cannot reach your destination or back home because of an avalanche
N/A £250

Cancellation

Cancellation
Provides cover if you cancel your journey before it begins due to certain necessary circumstances. The circumstances covered are listed in your Policy Document
£2,500 £2,500

Curtailment

Curtailment
Provides cover if you cut your journey short due to certain necessary circumstances. The circumstances covered are listed in your Policy Document
£2,500 £2,500

Delayed Departure

Delayed Departure
Cover if your departure is delayed by more than 12 hours. Benefits apply after the first 12 hours delay and additional benefits apply after each extra delay of 12 hours. Your policy will specify the maximum payable. The circumstances covered are listed in the Policy Document. Alternatively, you may receive up to the amount specified in your policy, if you chose to abandon your journey or cancel your holiday after a 24 hour delay.
£250 £250

Delayed Personal Possessions

Delayed Personal Possessions
Cover for purchasing essential items if your personal possessions are delayed for more than 12 hours on your outward journey.
£150 £150

Delayed Ski Equipment

Delayed Ski Equipment
Cover to hire ski equipment if your are delayed on the outward journey for more than 12 hours
N/A £300

Emergency Medical Associated expenses

Emergency Medical Associated expenses
Provides cover if you are taken into hospital or you need to come home early or extend your journey due to illness or accident.
£5,000,000 £5,000,000

Hired Ski Equipment

Hired Ski Equipment
Cover for hired ski equipment, if they are lost, stolen or damaged on your journey.
N/A £200

Kids for Free**

Kids for Free**
Children under the age of 2 years travelling with a parent or guardian receive cover under that person's policy free of charge.
Yes, under 2 Yes, under 2

Legal Expenses

Legal Expenses
Provides a loan to take legal action for compensation as a result of your death, illness or injury during your journey. You must pay this loan back out of any compensation you receive.
£25,000 £25,000

Loss of Passport

Loss of Passport
Cover for transport and accomodation costs to get a temporary passport and the equivalent value of the remaining period of it, if it is lost or stolen on your journey.
£150 £150

Missed Departure

Missed Departure
Cover for extra transport and accomodation if you arrive at your departure point too late to board your booked transport due to: public transport not running to its timetable or the vehicle you are travelling in has an accident or breaks down.
£500 £500

Owned Ski Equipment

Owned Ski Equipment
Cover for hired ski equipment, if your own are lost, stolen or damaged on your journey. Your policy will specify the most you can claim for a single article.
N/A £400

Personal Accident

Personal Accident
Provides cover if following an accident your injuries lead to death, total loss of sight/limb or permanent disability. An accident must be caused by something external and visible.
£15,000 £15,000

Personal Money

Personal Money
Provides cover if your personal money is lost or stolen on your journey.
£500 £500

Personal Possessions

Personal Possessions
You are covered for up to your policy limits if your personal possessions are damaged, lost or stolen on your journey. Your policy will state the maximum amount you can claim for a single article, as well as the total amount you can claim for all your valuables. A deduction may be made for wear, tear and loss of value.
£1,500 £1,500

Personal liability

Personal liability
We cover financial consequences of your personal liability during your private life (bodily injury, damage to property and consequential loss)
£2,000,000 £2,000,000

Piste Closure

Piste Closure
Provides cover if you cannot ski at the ski resort you booked before your journey because there is not enough snow and the ski lifts and the ski schools are closed.
N/A £200

Ski Pack

Ski Pack
Cover for hired ski equipment, ski school fees and lift passes that you do not use because: you cancel or cut short your journey: You cannot ski because of an injury or illness during your journey
N/A £300
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* price based on a 30 year old travelling up to 90 days in Europe with no existing medical conditions

Backpacker without Ski

From
£27.50*

Legal Expenses

£25,000

Personal liability

£2,000,000

Personal Accident

£15,000

Personal Money

£500

Loss of Passport

£150

Kids for Free**

Yes, under 2

Missed Departure

£500

Delayed Departure

£250

Delayed Personal Possessions

£150

Personal Possessions

£1,500

Emergency Medical Associated expenses

£5,000,000

Curtailment

£2,500

Cancellation

£2,500
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Backpacker with ski

From
£55.01*

Avalanche closure

£250

Piste Closure

£200

Hired Ski Equipment

£200

Owned Ski Equipment

£400

Delayed Ski Equipment

£300

Ski Pack

£300

Legal Expenses

£25,000

Personal liability

£2,000,000

Personal Accident

£15,000

Personal Money

£500

Loss of Passport

£150

Kids for Free**

Yes, under 2

Missed Departure

£500

Delayed Departure

£250

Delayed Personal Possessions

£150

Personal Possessions

£1,500

Emergency Medical Associated expenses

£5,000,000

Curtailment

£2,500

Cancellation

£2,500
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