Backpacker travel insurance - Perfect for that worldwide adventure

Backpacker travel insurance - Perfect for that worldwide adventure

What's great about our backpacker cover

  • We cover longer trips, of between 31 days and 18 months.
  • Ideal for student gap years abroad.
  • You can add on optional extras like winter sports to suit your needs.

Cover for the essentials

Medical and hospital

We pay for emergency medical treatment and ambulance costs as well as your journey home, if it's medically necessary.

Baggage and money

We pay if something is lost, damaged or stolen. And if your baggage is delayed while you're heading to your destination, we'll pay for essentials to tide you over.

Cancellation and delay

If you have to cancel your trip because of a delay, we'll pay for travel and accommodation you don't use and can't claim back directly.

View the full list of what we cover

Great features as standard with all our policies

Choose from three levels of cover

  • Silver: standard policy, with excess charges of £60 for each claim you make.
  • Gold: increased cover, with lower excess charges of £50 for each claim you make.
  • Black: our top-of-the-range policy, with no excess charges.

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If you would like to talk to us, just give us a call.

0844 888 3900

We're here from 8am to 10pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5.30pm at weekends.

Virgin Travel Insurance is provided by InsureandGo.

Access free travel advice and support from our 24/7 Helpline

Travel Advice
  • Essential information about your destination.
  • Make an emergency claim while you're away.
  • Ask us to transfer cash for you in an emergency.
  • Ask us to contact a friend or relative on your behalf.

More about our helpline 

Just call us on +44 (0) 207 748 8908.
You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Enjoy exclusive Virgin Group discounts

Hassle-free claims

If you need to make a claim, don't worry — we'll deal with it quickly. There are just four steps involved:

  1. Email or call us to get things started.
  2. We'll reply and send your claim form to you.
  3. Complete the form and send it back to us with any documents we've asked for.
  4. We'll then process your claim.

Start the claim process 

Get instant cover today

Get a quote

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If you would like to talk to us, just give us a call.

0844 888 3900

We're here from 8am to 10pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5.30pm at weekends.

Virgin Travel Insurance is provided by InsureandGo.

Call charges and information

We record calls for training and quality purposes.

For calls from a BT landline, the following maximum call charges apply:

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08454p per minute
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087110p per minute

Calls are free to 0800 numbers if you make them from a UK landline. Call charges from other networks may vary.

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