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Travel Insurance for backpacking (12 months)

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1. Posted by nykky (Full Member 76 posts) 12y

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Hey guys

Am nearly on my merry way to finishing off most things I need to organise for my year long backpacking trip around Thailand and Oz

What I have not yet organised is travel insurane Could anyone list the exact things that I should be covered for whilst travelling as I am sure I will miss something and also, my cheapest quote so far is £236 (sterling) - if you know of a company who can do cheaper please let me know

Thanks
Nykky

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 12y

Hi Nykky,

World Nomads quotes 200 pounds for 12 months. I quite like their coverage. There's been several threads on the topic of insurance in the last two days. You may want to do a forum search on the matter.

Cheers, Peter

3. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 613 posts) 12y

Hi Nykky,
Insurance is a minefield. All policies seem to cover the basics, but differ in the details.
Make sure the fine print says you are covered for things like, for example, hiring a motorbike, if you might want to do that.
Also, in the event of serious illness, 'Repatriation' only usually covers the cost of sending YOU home. Some companies also cover sending a relative out to get you. Not something you want to think about, but would be nice if you needed it.
I used the BMC (thebmc.co.uk). Very reasonable.

4. Posted by babe967 (Full Member 98 posts) 12y

Stevie
Try norwich union anunal policy,costs £125,each case may differ but well worth a try.
babe

5. Posted by Bokkie20 (Budding Member 22 posts) 12y

I got this package with my Visacard. It actually covers everything and it didnt cost me a lot at all (about 25-50 Euros?)

I think u should be able to get in GB as well... bec its an international thing... just ask at ur bank

Kathrin