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Backpacker travel insurance including COVID-19 and FCDO cover

Cover longer trips from just £32.94. for a month travelling in Europe.

Travel with confidence –  COVID-19 and FCDO cover included with Backpacker policies

Backpacker travel insurance

If you are planning a longer trip abroad, backpacker cover could offer you the best value. Leisure Guard backpacker policies are designed with gap years and career breaks in mind - covering medical expenses, cancellation, baggage and more.

With cover for a year’s travel Worldwide (excluding USA and Canada) from just 61p per day, take a look at what’s included below.

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Choose Backpacker insurance that is right for your journey

Whether you’re on a whistle-stop round the world ticket or taking a few months to relax and work from the beach, you’ll need to have a back-up plan if things go wrong.

That is why Leisure Guard offer specialist cover designed for backpackers, with two levels of cover to choose from.

It does not skimp on protection, with high levels of cover for medical expenses and cancellation. You will also have access to emergency medical assistance at the end of the phone, 24/7, 365 days a year. Unlike some backpacker policies, baggage is covered as standard - so you are not left high and dry if your backpack or its contents go missing. Take a look at just some of the benefits below:


Premier Backpacker

Standard Backpacker

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Click below for a quote today and discover how Leisure Guard can protect you on your journey.

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Who is Backpacker travel insurance for?

Not just for the usual gap-year travel (although it is great for that), Leisure Guard backpacker insurance is available for anyone aged 18-49. Policies can cover trips of any duration up to 18 months away. So whether you need travel insurance for a career break of a month or two, or globetrotter insurance for the trip of a lifetime, get a quote and tick one more thing off your travel to-do list today.

Sports and activities

If you are ready and set for an adventure - great news! Leisure Guard backpacker insurance gives you FREE cover for over 50 sports and activities. Including scuba diving up to 18 meters, white water rafting up to grade 3*, safari, paddle boarding*, surfing* bungee jumping** and trekking up to 4,000 metres altitude.

Winter sports insurance is also available as an add-on for an additional premium and provides you with 21 days cover for skiing and snowboarding - both on and off piste. Our winter sports bolt-on will cover your equipment for loss or damage, and covers situations which could prevent you from hitting the slopes - such as piste closure or your skis not arriving at the airport.

* No personal liability cover
** No personal accident cover

Personalise your policy

Our policies are as flexible as your travel plans. Choose from two levels of cover, and tailor with useful add-ons - like excess waiver (so there is nothing to pay when you make a claim), winter sports insurance and cover for your gadgets.

COVID-19 backpacker insurance

All Leisure Guard policies include cover for coronavirus COVID-19. You will be covered for cancellation if you or a traveling companion test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days before you go, or for medical costs if you are diagnosed while you are away.

You will also be covered if you are travelling in Europe and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice changes for your destination due to Covid-19 (excluding cancellation and curtailment cover.) Click here to find out more about our COVID-19 cover or click below for a quote.

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