Backpacker Travel Insurance

  • Trip Durations of up to 15 months and you can extend up to 18 months
  • 100 Adventure Activities covered
  • Emergency Assistance Service 24/7
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Backpacker Travel Insurance

What is Backpacker Travel Insurance?

Globelink Backpacker Travel Insurance is a Single Trip policy designed for people aged up to 50 who are taking a long trip and on a budget, but looking for a good quality, reliable travel insurance policy. Our Globetrekker products provide great Emergency Medical cover with 100 Adventure Activities covered as standard

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

  • Trip Durations of 15 months available and you can extend to 18 months
  • Return Home Option (so you can pop home up to twice and not invalidate your policy)
  • 50 pre-existing medical conditions covered as standard
  • 100 hazardous activities covered for free and higher risk activities can be added for an additional premium
  • Buy in minutes and you will immediate receive your emailed policy documents
  • Buy even after your trip has started with our Already Travelling policy
  • Customise your travel insurance with our Optional Extra’s: Cover for Valuables, Higher risk Adventure Activities; Return Home Option


The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) / Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) provides some emergency healthcare within the EU, but it does not cover Repatriation costs, or a doctor or nurse escort home; nor lost or stolen property. You need Travel Insurance for that.


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

Career breaker? Globetrekker? Love long stay journeys? Globelink have got you covered.

Our backpacking products are brought to you through Globelink, an independent insurance agency serving the insurance needs of the backpacking community.

Globetrekkers Standard Cover

Don`t just travel on budget, get insured on budget too! Ideal for people aged under 51.

from 206.77

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 243.26

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Backpacker travel insurance?

Backpacker travel insurance is designed for under 51 years old travellers and holidaymakers, who backpack around the world. It covers many pre-existing medical conditions for free and adventure activities as standard.

How much does Backpacker travel insurance cost?

It depends on your trip duration. The cheapest Globelink Backpacker policy is € (based on 1 adult aged up to 50 travelling Worldwide (including USA) for up to 31 days).

Still have questions?

Email us on or give our team a call on +44 (0) 1353 699082 or +357 240 30337.
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