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    Policy Type

    Single Trip: A policy for a one off trip/holiday that starts and ends in the UK.

    Single Trip with Winter Sports: A policy for a Single Trip that includes skiing, snowboarding, and/or other winter sports activities*.

    Annual Multi-Trip: A 12 month policy that covers multiple trips, allowing you to travel as many times as you like during that time.

    Annual Multi-Trip with Winter Sports: A 12 month policy that covers multiple trips, and includes skiing, snowboarding, and/or other winter sports activities* for up to 17 days per period of cover.

    Backpacker: A policy designed for long trips, with flexible and extendable cover.

    *Please refer to our Winter Sports cover section in the policy wording for a complete list of winter sports activities.

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    Travel Area

    United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

    Europe: All of Europe, including all the countries to the west of the Ural Mountains, the Mediterranean Islands, the Canary Islands, Turkey, Madeira, the Azores and Iceland.

    Australia and New Zealand: Australia and New Zealand.

    Worldwide excluding USA, Canada and Caribbean: Africa, Asia, Australasia, South America, India, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Middle East, etc.

    Worldwide including USA, Canada and Caribbean: USA, Canada, all Caribbean Islands and all other countries.

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  • Dates

    The Policy Start Date must be the day you start your journey. Cancellation cover (if purchased) automatically commences from the purchase date.

    If you are buying an annual trip policy, choose today's date to take advantage of the cancellation cover included.

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    Number of Travellers

    Individual: One person on the policy.

    Couple: An individual and his or her partner provided they live together. A partner would include a civil partner.

    Family: A couple provided they live together and their dependent children (which can include fostered or adopted children) who are 17 years of age or under at the date of buying this policy and are either in full time education or living with them;
    Or:
    A single parent and their dependent children (which can include fostered or adopted children) who are 17 years of age or under at the date of buying this policy and are either in full time education or living with them.

    Group: Up to 9 people. All members of the group must travel together.

    For single trip policies, all travellers must be travelling to the same destination for the same duration.

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    Ages

    Please enter the age for each traveller that applies today.

    Our age classifications are as follows:

    Single trip Policies:

    • Infants: Aged 0-1 inclusive.
    • Children: Aged 2-17 inclusive.
    • Adults: Aged 18-89 inclusive.

    Annual trip Policies:

    • Infants: Aged 0-1 inclusive.
    • Children: Aged 2-17 inclusive.
    • Adults: Aged 18-79 inclusive.

    Backpacker by Bupa:

    • Adults: Aged 16-35 inclusive.

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    This product is available for UK residents (excluding the Channel Islands) only. You must be 18 years or over to purchase.

    UK Resident (excluding the Channel Islands)

    You must be a UK resident and in the UK at the time of purchase

    You and all other persons insured on this policy must have your main home in the United Kingdom and have a United Kingdom National Insurance number and be registered with a doctor in the United Kingdom at the time you buy or renew this policy.

    Residents of the Isle of Man must have their main home in the Isle of Man and be registered with a local doctor.

    You must be 18 years or over to purchase

    The person buying this insurance must be 18 years of age or over at the date of purchase.

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. Backpacker insurance


  • Freedom to travel

    Are you planning to travel an unknown corner of the world? You may be heading off in search of enlightenment or adventure. Whatever your reason, it’s always a sensible choice to take out backpacker travel insurance before jumping into the nomadic lifestyle. Our Backpacker policy caters to a wide range of holiday situations. Whether you’re seeking far flung thrills on a gap year, or taking a sabbatical at a yoga retreat. From anywhere up to 365 days of travel, this policy is designed for those aged 35 years and under, and where budget is often a consideration.

    Backpacker cover includes:

    • Medical cover of up to £5,000,000
    • Up to £500 missed connection cover
    • Up to £15,000 Personal Accident Cover
    • Up to £1,500 Personal belongings and baggage (unless you have specifically chosen to remove cover under this section to reduce your premium)
    • Access to the 24-hour Talking Nurses service , our non-emergency medical helpline
    • The option to add Natural catastrophe cover for disruption caused by volcanoes, floods, earthquakes and more

    See the policy documentation for full details of the benefits, limitations and excesses


    Cover for where you need it

    So you are only paying for cover to the locations you are travelling to, you can choose your cover for the following locations.

    • Europe or
    • Australia & New Zealand or
    • Worldwide Excluding USA, Canada and The Caribbean or
    • Worldwide Including USA, Canada and The Caribbean


    Looking after your wellbeing

    All of our backpacker travel insurance plans include 24-hour access to our emergency assistance line and our Talking Nurses non-emergency advice service, meaning that you can seek guidance on the smallest of health concerns.  

    What’s not covered?

    Whilst we work hard to make our policies as flexible as possible, please note that our policies do not cover undisclosed pre-existing medical conditions or travel to or through Afghanistan, Cuba, Liberia, Sudan and countries to which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have warned against all but essential travel. Please check the policy wording for details. Further exclusions may apply.

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