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.
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.