As far as we’re concerned, buying travel insurance is an absolute must before you go
off on your backpacking travels. This is definitely not an area that you can look at for cutting costs. A good
insurance policy should only cost you a few hundred pounds and will cover you for medical expenses, cancellations,
personal liability (damaging other people/property) and personal belongings,
among other things. Don’t leave
buying your travel insurance until the last minute as you will need your cancellation cover as soon as you start to
make bookings. Find out more about what's included in your travel insurance policy.
Did you know that if you break a leg abroad without insurance, this could cost you £2,500 in Europe or up to £14,000 in the USA! How are you going to paying for that? If something more serious happens and you need to be repatriated (flown home), you could be looking at several £100,000’s. Travelling without insurance is a risk that you should never take.