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Gap Year Travel Insurance

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.


JS Travel insurance

JS Travel Insurance

Taking a year out before university to travel the world? - We provide comprehensive gap year travel insurance underwritten by AXA insurance UK plc.

  • Cover available from 4 months to 12 months
  • Cover includes medical emergencies and repatriation, personal liability, legal expenses and personal belongings.
  • You receive a 24 hour worldwide emergency helpline, available 365 days a year
  • Receive certificate and policy details via email and SMS message to your mobile

Category: Gap Year Travel Insurance

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Direct Travel insurance

Direct Travel Insurance

Direct Travel Insurance created its Backpacker travel insurance following years of expertise, as UK specialists in single trip travel insurance and annual multi-trip travel insurance for both European and Worldwide destinations. Their Backpacker travel insurance is designed for travellers up to and including 36 years of age and can be tailor-made to fit in with your own individual travel itinerary.

Category: Gap Year Travel Insurance

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Essential Travel

Essential Travel Insurance

Essential travel provide long stay cover for backpackers taking extended trips of up to 12 months. Suitable for extended trips and working holidays. There are a number of sporting activities that are covered as standard on their backpacker policies. These include Bungee Jumping, Scuba Diving, Surfing, Sailing and Canoeing.

Category: Gap Year Travel Insurance

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