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  • There is no cover available relating to COVID-19, except for the emergency medical expenses section.
  • You must not travel against Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice.
  • Insurance must start no earlier than 17 May 2020.
  • If you need to change the dates of your trip, we can move your single trip insurance to any date before the end of 2021, with no admin charge.

Please note, our policies do not provide cover for cancellation, abandonment or curtailment claims if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all or “all but essential” travel. Our policies will also not cover any claims caused by or relating to Coronavirus, COVID-19, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-COV-2), any mutation of Coronavirus, COVID-19 or SARs-COV-2 or any pandemic or fear or threat of any the above. This general exclusion applies to all sections of cover except for the Emergency Medical Expenses section.

Important: Our policies will not provide any cover whilst the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) are advising against travel. Buy a policy now to get instant cover once the travel ban is lifted.

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If you are taking a gap year abroad, you'll need travel insurance, and's backpacker travel insurance is ideal for longer trips. Our backpackers cover is perfect for gap year students seeking long stay travel insurance. makes getting gap year travel insurance easy. Get a quote for our backpacker travel insurance in minutes and then buy online for instant cover.

Our backpackers cover is designed to provide affordable gap year travel insurance for students seeking long stay travel insurance. provides cover for trips up to 12 months.

Gap year travel insurance - backpackers cover & benefits

  • Cancellation cover up to £1000
  • Over 25 sports and activities covered as standard
  • 24 hour worldwide emergency medical assistance
  • Medical expenses & repatriation up to £5 million
  • Baggage & personal possessions up to £500
  • Scheduled Airline Failure included on all policies

Read our Product Information Document for more details on our backpackers cover to help you get the right gap year travel insurance to suit your needs.

Get the right cover for your gap year abroad - sports & activities

Your gap year might be the perfect chance to experience a new adventure abroad. It is essential that your gap year travel insurance covers you for adventurous sports or activities that you intend to take part in whilst you are abroad.

Our backpacker insurance includes cover for over 25 sports and activities as standard, including:

  • Fell walking, rambling & trekking
  • Scuba diving up to 18 metres and snorkelling
  • Canoeing & kayaking (including white water up to grade 3)

Plus, you can easily add cover for many other activities, including sky diving or paragliding when you purchase your policy.

Before you set off for your gap year abroad, we recommend that you ensure you are covered for all activities you wish to take part in before you leave.

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Key Benefits

  • For students & adults up to age 45
  • Ideal for gap years & backpackers
  • Low cost cover for extended trips
  • Covers trips of up to 12 months
  • Extend cover to include hazardous pursuits

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