Logo

Gap Year Travel Insurance

  • Durations of up to 15 months available, can be extended up to a maximum of 18 months
  • For UK, EU or EEA residents aged up to 50
  • Over 60 adventure activities covered as standard
Get a Quote

What is gap year travel insurance?

If you are planning a long break abroad whether it is an extended trip between studies, a year abroad before you get your career started or a much needed career break, either way you need a good travel insurance to cover the whole period of your extended vacation.

Globelink had designed the perfect travel insurance policy for you – gap year travel insurance. The Gap year travel insurance policy is ideal for people aged 16 to 50 who plan long term travel. The policy covers up to 15 months of continuous travel and can usually be extended to 18 months. This policy is aimed at students and travellers from UK and other EU countries on a tight budget but looking for a comprehensive travel insurance policy without the frills.

Gap year travel insurance key benefits

  • Best value for money
  • People aged up to 50 can be insured
  • Post Departure Cover
  • No Screen Medical Conditions
  • Cruise trip covered as standard
  • Cover for valuables and other extras available
  • 24-hour emergency assistance

ASUA Screening customer helpline: +44 (0) 1689 892 260
E-mail: info@asuagroup.co.uk
Office hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)
Quote: Globelink

!

As any other policy from Globelink gap year travel insurance covers many pre-existing medical conditions as standard. You can check if your condition is covered in our no screen conditions list, if your condition is not in the list we can still cover you, but we'll need you to contact our medical underwriter ASUA Medical Screening.

Gap year travel insurance covers all Worldwide Countires (including the USA, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Japan).

Planning on taking a break? Travel with a sense of safety with Globelink.

There are two options available Globetrekkers Standard and Globetrekkers Standard Plus. The first one covers the most essential things like cancellation and emergency medical repatriation, the second one covers a bit more – there are cover for personal money and documents, personal accident.

Globetrekkers Standard Cover

Don't just travel on budget, get insured on budget too! Ideal for people aged under 51.

from £

Ideal for people aged under 51 years old and backpackers on a tight budget but looking for an Emergency Medical Travel Insurance policy without the frills.

  • Cancellation or Curtailment - up to £2,000 in total;
  • Emergency Medical Expenses - up to £5,000,000 in total;
  • Baggage - Nil
Insurance Product Information Document

Globetrekkers Standard Plus Cover

Gives you the essential backpacker cover plus protects your Baggage, Money, Passport etc.

from £

Provides you excellent Emergency Medical Expenses cover plus the added protection of Baggage cover, Money, Passport, Personal Accident etc.

  • Cancellation or Curtailment - up to £2,000 in total;
  • Emergency Medical Expenses - up to £5,000,000 in total;
  • Baggage - up to £1,000 in total;
Insurance Product Information Document

Single Trip Travel Insurance

Single Trip Travel Insurance is designed for people aged up to 89 travelling independently or on a package holiday with a maximum trip duration of up to 15 months.

from £

Single Trip Travel Insurance is designed for people aged up to 89 travelling independently or on a package holiday with a maximum trip duration of up to 15 months.

  • Cancellation or Curtailment - up to £6,000 in total;
  • Emergency Medical Expenses - up to £10,000,000 in total;
  • Baggage - up to £3,000 in total;
Insurance Product Information Document

Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance

Travelling more than once a year? Take as many holidays as you wish and be covered all year long! 17 days Winter Sports Cover FREE if you take out the 45 days policy.

from £

Designed for most Individuals, Couples or Families who undertake several trips of up to 120 days within a 12 months period. For people aged up to 79 years!

  • Cancellation or Curtailment - up to £6,000 in total;
  • Emergency Medical Expense - up to £10,000,000 in total;
  • Baggage - up to £3,000 in total;
Insurance Product Information Document

Backpacker Travel Insurance

Career breaker? Globetrekker? Globelink Insurance offer the budget solution for long stay journeys.

from £

Aimed at under 51 years old backpackers on a tight budget up to a maximum of 18 months. Most adventure sports covered for free.

  • Cancellation or Curtailment - up to £2,000 in total;
  • Emergency Medical Expenses - up to £5,000,000 in total;
  • Baggage - up to £1,000 in total;

Already Travelling Policy

Forgotten to take cover? Travel insurance has run out? No worries! Globelink will still get you covered!

from £59.97

Get cover online immediately with Globelink. You don't need to be in your home country, you can buy a policy from anywhere in the world even after you’ve started your trip. As long as your usual place of residence is in the UK or EU.

  • Cancellation or Curtailment - up to £6,000 in total;
  • Emergency Medical Expenses - up to £10,000,000 in total;
  • Baggage - up to £3,000 in total;
Still have questions?

The Globelink team will help solve any questions by phone 00 44 (0) 1353 699082, or email globelink@globelink.co.uk.

Globetrekkers Standard See Globetrekkers Standard Plus

Schedule of Cover and Limits of Indemnity per Insured Person

  Person Per Section Cover Maximum Sums Insured Per Person Excess Per Claim
A
Cancellation or CurtailmentCover for unrecoverable costs and deposits incurred if you are forced to cancel or cut short your trip as a result of specified causes such as death, injury, illness or redundancy.
Up to £2,000 in total £100
B
Emergency Medical & Other Expenses

(including Dental Treatment)
Reasonable hospital, medical and other expenses including emergency repatriation costs to your home country within the EU.
Up to £5,000,000 in total

Up to £100 in total
£100

£40
B1
Hospital Confinement BenefitCash benefit paid to you for each day you are hospitalized abroad to help towards additional expenses such as and phone calls, magazines etc.
Up to £10 per 24 hours up to a maximum of £500 in total Nil
D1
Missed DepartureA payment towards the reasonable additional accommodation and travel expenses if you miss the departure of your initial Outward or final Inward international leg on which you are booked to travel, as a result of failure of public transport, accident or breakdown involving your vehicle or ahead of you on a motorway, strike or adverse weather.
Up to £500 in total £40
H
Personal Liability

(including Rental Acommodation Limit)
Cover if you become legally liable to pay compensation arising from you causing bodily injury, to certain people, or damage to rented accommodation. This section does not extend to the use of any type of vehicle or craft, or anything related to any work or business.
Up to £2,000,000 in total

Up to £100,000 in total
£250

£250


Globetrekkers Standard PlusSee Globetrekkers Standard

Schedule of Cover and Limits of Indemnity per Insured Person

  Person Per Section Cover Maximum Sums Insured Per Person Excess Per Claim
A
Cancellation or CurtailmentCover for unrecoverable costs and deposits incurred if you are forced to cancel or cut short your trip as a result of specified causes such as death, injury, illness or redundancy.
Up to £2,000 in total £100
B
Emergency Medical & Other Expenses

(including Dental Treatment)
Reasonable hospital, medical and other expenses including emergency repatriation costs to your home country within the EU.
Up to £5,000,000 in total

Up to £100 in total
£100

£40
B1
Hospital Confinement BenefitCash benefit paid to you for each day you are hospitalized abroad to help towards additional expenses such as and phone calls, magazines etc.
Up to £10 per 24 hours up to a maximum of £500 in total Nil
C
Personal Accident

Death

Loss of Limb or Eye

Permanent Total Disablement
This is a lump sum payment in the event of accidental injury resulting in death, loss of limb or eye or permanent total disablement.


Up to £10,000 in total*

Up to £10,000 in total*

Up to £10,000 in total*

*(£1,500 if under 18 or over 69)
Nil
D1
Missed DepartureA payment towards the reasonable additional accommodation and travel expenses if you miss the departure of your initial Outward or final Inward international leg on which you are booked to travel, as a result of failure of public transport, accident or breakdown involving your vehicle or ahead of you on a motorway, strike or adverse weather.
Up to £500 in total £40
E
Baggage

Single Article/Pair/Set Limit

Total Valuable Limit

Spectacles/Sunglasses Limit

Delayed Baggage (Minimum delay of 12 hours)
Loss or damage to your personal baggage providing you take proper care to safeguard your property at all times. The any one article and valuables limit are as specified. We recommend that any expensive valuables such as ipads, cameras, phones etc. are separately insured under an All Risks policy.
Up to £1,000 in total

Up to £150 in total

Up to £150 in total

Up to £150 in total

Not insured
£40

£40

£40

£40
F
Personal Money



Passport & Documents
Cover for personal money and documents, including the unused portion of passports, visas and driving licences.
Up to £250 in total* (*£125 if aged under 18)

Cash limit per Insured Person is £125* (*£50 if under 18 yrs)

Up to £100 in total
£40



£40
H
Personal Liability

(including Rental Acommodation Limit)
Cover if you become legally liable to pay compensation arising from you causing bodily injury, to certain people, or damage to rented accommodation. This section does not extend to the use of any type of vehicle or craft, or anything related to any work or business.
Up to £2,000,000 in total

Up to £100,000 in total
£250

£250
I
Legal Expenses & AssistanceCosts and expenses incurred in pursuit of claims arising out of your death bodily injury or illness.
Up to £7,000 in total £250
Geographical Limits - Area Definitions
Europe
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France (including Corsica), Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (including Greek Islands), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy (including Aeolian Islands, Sardinia & Sicily), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including Azores & Madeira), Romania, Russia (West of the Ural Mountains), San Marino, Serbia (including Kosovo), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Balearic and Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vatican City.
Worldwide I
(excluding)
Worldwide, excluding Australia, United States of America, Canada and all islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico and Thailand. (Also includes cover for Europe).
Worldwide II
(all countries)
Worldwide including Australia, United States of America, Canada and all islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico and Thailand. (Also includes cover for Europe).

Travel Insurance

Please read your Policy Wording carefully to ensure that it meets with your precise requirements. View and download the relevant Policy Wording* from the links below depending on whether you live in the UK or elsewhere in the EU.


*If you purchased your Travel Insurance policy prior to 1st February 2020, you can view your policy wording by reviewing your Globelink Travel Insurance Purchase email, or obtain a copy by contacting globelink@globelink.co.uk with your name and address.


Policy Wording for Policies issued to EU residents (living outside the UK) between 1st Feb – 10th August 2020

Policy Wording for Policies issued to UK residents (living in the UK only) between 1st Feb – 10th August 2020

 Policy Wording for Policies issued to EU residents (living outside the UK) between 1st Oct - 28th Oct 2020

 Policy Wording for Policies issued to UK residents (living in the UK only) between 1st Oct - 28th Oct 2020

 Policy Wording for Policies issued to EU residents (living outside the UK) from 29th Oct 2020 onwards

 Policy Wording for Policies issued to UK residents (living in the UK only) from 29th Oct 2020 onwards

Get an instant quote with globelink

For reliable Travel Insurance, simply complete 5 quick & easy steps. Pay with your Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Maestro, Masterpass, or PayPal and receive your policy documents by email in seconds.

  • J1 visa
    Travel insurance
  • Please select...
    • Already Travelling
    • Single Trip
    • Annual Multi Trip
    • Backpackers
  • Select area of travel...
    • Europe inc. Egypt & Morocco
    • Worldwide
    • Worldwide excluding Australia, USA, Canada, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand
  • < >
    Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
  • <  
    Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
      >
    Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
  • Please select...
    Get quote

    We accept