Backpacker Travel Insurance

If you’re a backpacker, we’ve made it easy for you to find a travel insurance plan that may be right for you. Tops on our list for backpackers is World Nomads. You can use the quick quote calculator below.


But we know that everyone has different needs, and our online insurance guide compares several different companies. It offers you a way to quickly compare different policy options and may help you select a policy that’s best for you. Our travel experts are also available to help answer any questions you might have about the always exciting world of travel insurance.

Most backpackers are on a budget, so they must decide which policies are worth it and how much risk they are willing to take. Some only get a policy that has emergency medical service for worst case scenarios. Some want to add trip protection in case of any unforeseen problems with things like flights and lost luggage, especially if you’re traveling with expensive gear (World Nomads offers plans with trip protection built in). If you’re a backpacker who is also into adventure sports, check out our Adventure Traveler Insurance page.

Travel has risks, and everyone has their own opinions on how much risk they are willing to take. It’s important to educate yourself before making your decision and look into all your options, no matter if you’re going on a one week backpacking trip or a multi-year round the world adventure.

If you want more in depth information about travel insurance, check out the following articles:

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Travel Medical Insurance

Travel Medical Insurance reimburses you for emergency medical expenses incurred when you are traveling or living in a foreign country. Compare

Trip protection Insurance

Trip Protection Insurance reimburses your travel expenses if an unexpected crisis (e.g. sickness, airline strike etc) occurs before or during your trip causing it to be cancelled, interrupted or delayed. Compare

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When accidents happen

Imagine if you have become seriously ill, or had a car accident whilst traveling, would you be covered for treatment in the country? Would you have the support of an emergency assistant team to make sure you get the best treatment? Travel Insurance provides you with this.

When it gets really serious

Then imagine if you had to be repatriated? The cost of chartering a medivac flight, medical support in flight can run hundreds of thousands of dollars. Travel Insurance will keep you covered.

When plans change

1 week into your trip a hurricane wipes out your destination, perhaps a family member becomes ill, will you have to bear the burden of the cost of cancelling your trip? Travel Insurance can cover you.

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