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Travel Forums General Talk Holiday Insurance!

1. Posted by Lisa_Tom (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I have holiday insurance for a year, but will be away from home longer than that! Can i re insure myself without being in my home country (UK)? I will be in Australia at the time i need to renew!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5087 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Most regular travel insurance only covers you for periods of up to three (sometimes six) months of travel within a year, and wouldn't be suitable for such a trip. There's special backpacker insurance policies which do, and which you should be able to extend once per year from wherever in the world you are, up to a maximum of three years.
If this indeed applies to the particular insurance policy you're holding probably isn't something we can tell you here; you'll have to read the policy's terms & conditions, or call your insurance company to ask.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3859 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I was able to extend my year-long backpackers' policy over the phone while I was still away; I don't see it being a problem but like Sander says, check the terms and conditions to be sure.

4. Posted by Lisa_Tom (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Cheers Guys x

5. Posted by chrisvasil (Full Member 102 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

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