Get a cheap backpacker travel insurance quote online today and save, whether trekking in South America, taking a gap year to Australia or exploring Asia. Backpacker insurance is also known as extended stay travel cover or student travel insurance.
Backpacker travel insurance will cover students and backpackers travelling abroad for up to 12 months; some Irish holiday insurance companies will allow you to extend this period up to 24 months, subject to terms and conditions.
This policy will generally cover the individual for medical expenses, personal accidents, cancellations, missed departures, etc. If you plan on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, taking a four-day Inca Trail trek, bungee jumping or scuba diving this year, many insurers will cover you for adventure activities and light manual work abroad as standard. Always read the travel insurance policy wording carefully.
Advice on what to pack. Now that you have decided on your globe-trotting location, the next big decision is what to take; we have put together a reference guide to help you decide on what to bring on your journey.