You’ve packed the rucksack, said goodbye to your mates, now for the boring bit – getting your backpacker insurance. Do you really need it? Well yes, you do and though it’s tempting to skip this bit, it won’t seem so dull if you need to be helicoptered off a mountain in Nepal and you don’t have the cash to pay for it!
So what kind of backpacker travel insurance do you need? Well, our clients told us what’s really important is good medical cover, but they also said they didn’t see the point in having to pay for baggage cover when the contents of their backpacks had seen better days, likewise, why have cancellation insurance if you’re not booking hostels and rooms in advance? We agreed and designed our policies especially for gap year
and backpacker travellers, making sure you have the backpacker travel insurance you need, but keeping prices low at the same time.
Some of the many benefits of True Traveller Insurance include:
Medical and Repatriation cover to £10M
Cover for up to 18 months, and then you can extend at a discount if you need to
Free home visits
Claim on the road; hospital bills paid directly
No return ticket required
90 activities included as standard
So here it is our great value backpacker insurance that anybody can take out, with outstanding medical cover including medical repatriation to your home country, personal liability and personal accident cover as well as legal expenses. It also covers 90 activities as standard, including trekking to 2,500m with just a small supplement payable if you want to trek the Inca Trail or work (including WWOOFing) when you’re away. Oh, and if your backpacker travel insurance runs out when you’re sitting in an internet café in La Paz, you can arrange additional cover online. And if you’re already abroad and don’t have any insurance at all, we’ll still cover you as long as you’re normally resident in the UK or Europe.
The True Traveller was originally a travel company, not an insurance company, and although we believe we’ve designed the best value backpacker insurance we possibly can, we understand that the price of insurance does put people off taking it out to start with. Our maxim is, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.