Backpacker Travel Insurance

  • Durations of up to 15 months 
  • Trekking to altitudes of up to 3500 metres for free
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Backpacker Travel Insurance

What is Backpacker Travel Insurance?

The backpacker travel insurance - a policy aimed at under 51 years old backpackers on a tight budget but looking for a good quality travel insurance policy without the frills with most adventure sports covered for free for your backpacking adventure holiday.

The cheapest backpackers policy is £ (based on 1 adult aged up to 50 travelling Worldwide (including USA) for up to 31 days).

Backpacker Travel Insurance Key Benefits

  • Durations of up to 15 months are available and these can usually be extended, up to a maximum of 18 months
  • Return Home Option
  • Cover for many pre-existing medical conditions are included, others may require you to make a quick telephone call to ensure that you will be insured in the event of a re-occurrence, or in case it causes you to cancel a pre-booked holiday
  • Many hazardous activities are covered as standard and higher risk activities can often be included for an extra charge
  • Save money and time with Globelink booking Travel Insurance online
  • We help you to customise your travel insurance policy, so it suits all your needs. You can include selected options to your travel insurance policy: Extra Cover for Valuables, Level 3 and 4 Hazardous Pursuits and Return Home Option.


The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) could provide you with some emergency healthcare for EU countries, but it will not pay for Helicopter or stretcher rescue, repatriation costs, lost or stolen property, and it does not cover long-term medical treatment.


Backpacker travel insurance is also referred to as backpacking insurance, cheap long stay travel insurance, long term travel insurance, cheap backpacker insurance.

Career breaker? Globetrekker? Love long stay journeys? Globelink International - your reliable guardian on a trip.

The backpacking products on offer herein are brought to you through the services of Globelink International Limited, an independent insurance agency serving the insurance needs of the backpackers community. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under FCA Register number: 300144

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
Still have questions?

Globelink team will assist solving any of your questions over the phone 00 44 (0) 1353 699082.

Geographical Limits - Area Definitions
Worldwide II
(all countries)
Worldwide, including United States of America, Canada and all islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Japan and Mexico: All countries worldwide. (Also includes cover for Europe, Australia and New Zealand).

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 January 2019, you can view your policy wording by reviewing your Globelink Travel Insurance Documents Purchase email, or obtain a copy by contacting globelink@globelink.co.uk with your name and address details.

Travel Insurance Policy Wording for Policies issued from 1st January 2019 to 31st January 2019

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Policy Wording for Policies issued to EU residents (living outside the UK) from 1st February 2019 onwards

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Policy Wording for Policies issued to UK residents (living in the UK only) from 1st February 2019 onwards

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