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1. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys,

Travelling in two weeks for 3 months and still havent gotten travel insurance sorted! Have been looking today and they range from €60 to €150+ for backpacker insurance for 3 months.

Is there anything anybody thinks should definitely be included in the policy, and how much would you usually pay for this kind of insurance?

Thanks a mill


2. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


I'm so used to posting in the aisa forum it just comes automatically now!

3. Posted by Darren7 (Budding Member 63 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

hey clare

we got our insurance for 7 months for approx £130!

go to, then do a search for what you need. we looked at which someone recommended but 'FLEXICOVER DIRECT' seemed the best price!

4. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Darren,

Is that price for one of two people? I thought only covered insurance companies in the UK but Ill have another look.



5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3860 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

i paid around £120 for 1 year's backpacker insurance - it covered the main things but no extras like winter sports. that was with a company called insure and go.

6. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I got my insurance for 13 months for approx $199 !

7. Posted by bruntonal (Respected Member 26 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Have a look on website. They specialise in backpacker insurance, mine cost around £400 for two adults and for 12 months (365 days and not a multi trip). They will insure for any length of trip and also include alot of extreme sports etc...

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 17, 2007, at 1:10 PM by bruntonal ]

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hello Clairife:)

I only get medical insurance, when I am travelling to countries where medical care is very expensive, like the US or Cuba. Otherwise, I just pay, if I need any. For example, if I got very sick or broke a leg in Thailand, I would just pay the few hundred Euros to the foreign clinic and stay in Thailand until I was well and then buy another plane ticket. If something like that happens, for example, every 10 years, it would cost less to pay for it myself, than it would to have bought travel insurance for 10 years of trips.

I never get insurance for my stuff. Filing reports with third world police stations and trying to make an insurance company pay up would be way too much trouble.


9. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Check your house contents insurance, usually most things are covered under this.

Personally I've got a worldwide year long travel insurance with my credit card (AMEX for about £100), this covers all the medical, delays, lost luggage type of thing but not valuables (which are covered under my house insurance note to myself - renew house insurance ).

Medical is an absolute must, get the best you can afford on this one as a lot of the cheaper ones have exclusions as long as the airport runway.

Read the fine print, work out exactly what it covers and more importantly doesn't.

Good luck

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