Make sure you are properly prepared for your adventure overseas
You've worked out where you're going, sorted out the passport and the visas, and taken your vaccinations. So now you're ready to take on the world. Well, maybe not quite ready, if you haven't taken out travel insurance.
Backpacker insurance isn't a luxury
You might be tempted not to bother. Especially if you're travelling the world on a budget. But travel insurance is just as much an essential as your passport.
An accident abroad without cover? Ouch, that's painful
If you think it's worth saving a few pounds by not bothering with travel insurance, take our word, it's a lot, lot cheaper than having medical treatment when you're abroad. Because there's one thing worse than having a nasty accident on your travels.
And that's having a nasty accident without travel insurance.
Without adequate cover the costs soon add up.
Economy or Super Economy
Although we think that no one can afford not to be insured when they travel around the world, we are aware that many backpackers are price conscious. So, with that in mind, we offer a choice of cover: Economy and Super Economy.
Either policy will cover you for up to 18 months. And you'll be able to return home up to three times for up to seven days, although you won't be covered by our insurance when you are in the UK. ^^
Whatever happens, we can make you feel a little better
We have experience in helping people on holiday all over the globe.
We’ve been voted one of the best British Travel Insurance Providers by the UK public for over ten consecutive years. We're particularly proud of our achievement because those awards are based solely on the number of votes we receive from the UK public. In other words, we have people like you to thank for our success.
So wherever you are thinking of visiting, and whatever it is you want to experience, why not use Post Office to provide your worldwide travel insurance?
The availability of cover options is dependent upon the level of cover you select. Conditions and exclusions apply. For full details of what's included with your cover, check the policy document tab.
† Post Office has won the 'Best Travel Insurance Provider' each year from 2006 to 2015 and won the Silver award from 2016 to 2018 at the British Travel Awards.
You'll also be very grateful you took out travel insurance if essential items like passports, travel documents or luggage gets lost or stolen.
Cover from abseiling to shark diving *
We know that backpackers tend to be a little more adventurous than most holiday makers. So you'll be pleased to know we include lots of sporting activities in your cover.
From abseiling to gliding as a passenger – as long as you are with a qualified pilot – safari trekking on an organised tour and professionally supervised shark diving in a cage, we will cover you.
Our travel insurance even covers you when you play snooker, although we hate to think what sort of injury you might incur. If you're a fan of winter sports, we can add Winter Sports cover to your policy as an optional extra.
- Winter Sports cover for skiing, ski run walking, snow boarding and skiing & snow boarding off piste within resort boundaries. Essential protection in case of accidents on the piste and damaged or stolen ski equipment and piste closure.
- Excess waiver cover so you won't need to pay any part of any claims you make. In the event of an injury occurring as a result of voluntary Manual Work, excess waiver will not apply.
If your valuables get lost, damaged or stolen, we can help
It's not just medical cover we offer you either. If you are unfortunate enough to have your baggage or passport lost, damaged or stolen we can help by paying towards sorting out a replacement.
So from sharks to safaris and even snooker, make sure you are ready for whatever comes your way - take out Backpacker Travel Insurance with us now.
So why not use us as your travel insurance provider?
With our experience in helping thousands of people go on holiday all over the globe, you'll be in good hands with Post Office.
How it works
To be eligible for this insurance you must be under 60 years of age at the date of purchase of this policy, reside in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man and not spent more than 6 months abroad in the year prior to purchasing the policy, and you must be registered with a GP in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
The availability of cover options is dependent upon the level of cover you select. Conditions and exclusions apply. For full details of what's included with your cover, check the policy documents.