Backpacker Travel Insurance

  • For travellers aged 18 – 60
  • Covers one trip of up to 18 months
  • Return home for up to 7 days on 3 occasions

What does travel insurance cover for Covid-19?


All new policies include coronavirus cover for cancellation, curtailment and medical costs due to Covid-19 in certain circumstances. And you can add extra protection for missed departures or change in testing and quarantine rules with our Covid-19 upgrade.

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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 Backpacker Travel Insurance. ~~

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What’s covered?

For full details of whats covered take a look at our policy documents

Medical Emergencies

An accident abroad

Few countries have total universal healthcare, and most outside the EU don’t have reciprocal healthcare agreements with the UK. What all this means is that the cost of getting treatment, from something minor but urgent all the way up to medical repatriation, can be hugely expensive. This is what travel insurance is there to help with, giving you reassurance and help when you’re at your most vulnerable.


Lost valuables

Some holiday mishaps are down to sheer bad luck. Getting pickpocketed on a busy street, your airline mislaying your bags or someone picking up the wrong rucksack at the bus stop – you just can’t plan for losing your valuables. But you can plan to get help with the replacement costs by getting a Backpacker Travel Insurance quote with us.


Sporting activities ~

If you’re off travelling the world with a backpack, we’re willing to bet you can be tempted by the odd adventure sport or two. Our cover offers plenty of options for sports that follow you off the beaten track, from abseiling to professionally-supervised shark diving (in a cage, of course). Check your policy wording for the full list and our terms and conditions.

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    Our Awards

    Post Office won a ‘Best Travel Insurance Provider’ award at the Your Money Awards 2022.

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All medical conditions considered

Just because you live with a medical condition it shouldn’t stop you seeing the world. And with the right travel insurance in place you can enjoy peace of mind on your adventures, just in case something unfortunate happens.

At Post Office, we cover most pre-existing conditions so get a quote to see if we can cover you. It’s important to declare upfront all your medical conditions and any medication you're taking.

If we can’t help and yours is a serious pre-existing medical condition, check the Money and Pensions Scheme (MaPS) directory of companies that may be able to help you. Or call 0800 138 7777.

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Winter Sports Cover

If you're a fan of winter sports, for an additional premium, we cover you for skiing, snow boarding and going off piste within resort boundaries as well as other activities. Check the policy wording for the full list. We also offer essential protection in case of accidents on the piste and damaged or stolen ski equipment and piste closure. You'll usually find winter sports cover is mandatory for such trips. Terms and conditions apply. >>

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Backpacker Travel Insurance FAQs ~~

Still have questions about travel insurance?

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Travel Insurance cover types


  • Cover for a one-off trip up to 18 months
  • Option to return home for up to 7 days on 3 occasions.
  • For people aged 18 to 60 wanting to travel around the world for a gap year or career break


  • Cover for a one-off trip in the UK or abroad.
  • Perfect for one-off trips or longer holidays up to 365-days*
  • No age limit

Annual Multi-trip

  • Cover for multiple trips for a 12-month period
  • You can go away multiple times in the policy year with various trip durations available **
  • Available for everyone aged up to 75 years
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Handy Information Backpacker

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*The Single Trip policy will cover you for one trip up to:

365 days for persons aged up to and including age 70.

90 days for persons aged between 71 and 75.

31 days for persons aged between 76 and above.

** Under an Annual Multi-trip policy although you can take as many trips as you want within the policy year, there is a maximum duration for each individual trip. This limit varies depending on the cover level chosen and will be 17 or 31 days. On some policies the limit can be extended to 31, 45 or 60 days for an additional premium.

*** 0330 & 0333: Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calling a standard geographic number starting with 01 or 02 from your fixed line or mobile and may be included in your call package dependent on your service provider.

~~ Backpacker is only available on Economy level of cover.


>> Terms and Conditions apply.


~ The policy covers participation in certain sports and activities. Your policy can be extended to cover other sporting activities when an additional premium is paid. If You are going to take part in Sports and Activities not listed under this policy or if You are in any doubt as to whether cover will apply, please call the Customer Care team on 0330 123 3690.

Small Print


Post Office® Travel Insurance is arranged by Post Office Limited and Post Office Management Services Limited. 


Post Office Limited is an appointed representative of Post Office Management Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 630318. Post Office Limited and Post Office Management Services Limited are registered in England and Wales. Registered numbers 2154540 and 08459718 respectively. Registered Office: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London EC2Y 9AQ. Post Office and the Post Office logo are registered trademarks of Post Office Limited.


The above details can be checked on the Financial Services Register by visiting the Financial Conduct Authority website and searching by Firm Reference Number (FRN).