Backpacker Insurance


Every traveller is different. Some people prefer luxury hotel rooms, giant swimming pools and air conditioning; anything to make their stay comfortable and relaxing. Others prefer a little more adventure, backpacking their way round the world, eating food they cooked on an open fire and sleeping under the stars. Of course, the latter can be far more uncertain so these travellers need to feel safe and secure while wandering the open road.

If you’re a backpacker under the age of 51 with a small budget, we have two reasonably priced options to give you optimum cover. The first of these is the Globetrekkers Standard policy. This is one of our most popular backpacker insurance options with travelers all over the world. This is a very affordable policy, giving you vital medical emergency cover amongst other things. The second option is the Globetrekkers Standard Plus travel insurance. This is also a high value policy which includes all the cover in the Globetrekkers Standard policy, plus the added protection of Baggage, Money, Passport and Personal Accident cover, just to name a few!


Many medical conditions are covered as standard with these two policies. For a full list, see the No Screen Medical Conditions. Cover for many conditions not on the list is available after a call to our Medical Screening Team (+44 (0) 1689 892 260). We can offer cover for up to 15 months at a time and this can usually be extended to 18 months under our terms.

Being a backpacker means having a taste for adventure, which often equates to having an interest in extreme activities. We cover many hazardous activities for free, with many others able to be added for an extra charge. If you should need emergency assistance, we provide an Emergency Assistance Line which is available 24/7.

Backpackers Travel Insurance Key Features:
  • Affordable price (from £37.47)
  • Available up to the age of 51
  • For UK, EU and EEA residents
  • Two levels of cover
  • Travel duration up to 18 months
  • Cover for many extreme activities
  • 24-hour Emergency Assistance