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Even if your planning on staying in hostels or hotels, make sure you pack a torch for those late-night adventures or if you’re planning to explore hidden caves. If doctors say you are unable to return home immediately, will we cover the costs of convalescing at a hotel with up to €60/day for 14 days. In your hostel in Sydney, you’ll enjoy modern facilities in shared dorm accommodation with up to 10 people. In your first week, some meals are included, including the group welcome dinner on Monday, Beach Camp dinners and four free drinks on your Sydney bar cruise. Please note that we will book the travel passes for Australia and New Zealand as open dated, so you can decide the date that you want to start the pass- please download the trip notes for more details.

We’ve pulled together some tips to help you blend in with the locals, stay safe and make the most of your adventure. For full details of the Covid-19 cover provided on new and existing policies take a look at ourpolicy booklet. There are always going to be a few special opportunities on your travels that you won’t want to miss out on. Knowing this, we’ve included over 40 different adventurous activities in your policy cover. With cover for activities like surfing, trekking , snorkelling and many more – all you have to do is decide what you want to do and where you want to do it. Regardless of your statutory right of withdrawal, you enjoy a 30-day right of return for many products.

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Standard travel insurance policies generally won’t offer enough days of cover for a backpacking trip. For peace of mind before and during your backpacking trip, to Europe or further afield, have you covered with our specialist, affordable backpacker travel insurance packages. A backpacker insurance policy should cover you if you end up working on your trip, but not all policies do as standard. Check your policy details before you buy to make sure you’re covered. Extreme and adventure sports are covered as standard under some policies, but not all.

  • Provides a loan to take legal action for compensation as a result of your death, illness or injury during your journey.
  • To get to this waterfall you need to climb down bamboo ladders into a deep ravine.
  • OurExtended Stay policyworks great as backpacker insurance or adventure travel insurance.
  • Not only is it much cheaper than grabbing a taxi, but it also may lead you to new experiences.

Where you’re going as you’ll need different cover for different continents and countries. We’ll compare up to 52 travel insurance companies to help find you the best deal. Delays and cancellations if your flights are postponed or if you’re forced to cancel your trip in an emergency. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you don’t need to worry – you can declare them online quickly and easily. So make sure that you always declare any pre-existing conditions you may have to make sure you’re covered. The medical screening experts will ask you several questions relating to your health condition and this will determine whether we are able to offer you cover.


We don’t include cover for cancellation where the FCDO or local authorities advise against travel. For full details of the COVID-19 cover provided on our policies take a look at the policy booklet. From 5th May 2021, we will temporarily be unable to offer travel insurance policies to cover Car Hire Excess.

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Backpacker travel insurance needs to cover you for multiple countries, and usually for a longer period of time than the average holiday. Our policies can cover a one-off trip of up to 365 days, and you can get an online quote for a backpacking adventure through up to 9 different countries. Many sports and leisure activities are covered on our standard travel insurance policies at no additional premium. From 5th May 2021, we will not be able to provide cover while you take part in riskier Category 3 and Category 3 sports and leisure activities like kite surfing and rubgy. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to the booking engine of our website. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additional cover again.