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Due to the widespread media reports of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, COVID-19 is a foreseen or known event. If you are purchasing a new policy, certain covers will not apply. Please read the details here.



Starting from €12.53 per month*, long stay or extended travel insurance is the best way to cover your tracks during extended trips and holidays away from Ireland. With AIG Long Stay Travel Insurance:

* Price is based on an individual aged 18-35, travelling for 12 months on a European Extended Stay Policy (annual premium €150.42). Example correct as of 06/01/2021.

AIG backpackers travel insurance includes:

10% Online Discount

10% Discount Online

Discover the world on a budget and reduce your premium even further by removing aspects of cover.

Trip Cut Short or Cancelled?

Trip Cancellation or Cut Short cover

Up to €1,000 cover if your trip is cut short or you are forced to cancel your holiday.

Personal Accident Protection Abroad

Personal Accident Protection Abroad

Enjoy your holiday carefree knowing that you have personal accident cover up to €5,000

Make sure you’re covered from the top of your backpack all the way to the bottom of your boots with AIG’s backpacker travel insurance. So if you are looking for insurance cover for your gap year in South America or that 6 month trip across Europe you have always wanted to take, get a travel insurance quote and purchase backpackers travel insurance online today!




Our backpackers travel insurance, or extended stay travel insurance as it's more commonly known as, is designed for those with a tight bank budget in mind and for those looking to spend between 3 to 12 months abroad. We know you can’t plan for a lost passport or unforeseen medical expenses, so that’s why we provide Ireland’s best backpacker travel insurance with benefits that think ahead. These important benefits include cancelling or cutting your trip short, medical expenses and personal effects & baggage cover. This cover is only offered those aged between 18 - 35. Please also see policy wording or relevant insurance product information document for full details.


What is backpackers insurance?


Medical Cover

Medical Cover

Claim up to a comforting €1,000,000 in medical expenses if you are hospitalised or fall ill while on your trip.

Lost Passport or Luggage?

Lost your Passport or Bag?

Your passport is covered up to €150 and your personal baggage up to €500 which should help you get back to your trip.

24/7 Emergency Assistance Helpline

24/7 Emergency Assistance

With support from our 24/7 emergency assistance helpline we're always there when you need us to be.



You must live in the Republic of Ireland to avail of our products.

To purchase a product, you must be 18 years or over.

Long stay travel insurance is only available for people up to the age of 35.

Our insurance policies do not cover pre-existing medical conditions, or travel to or through Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea or the Crimea region, or countries where the Department of Foreign Affairs have allocated  a security status of 'avoid non-essential travel' or 'do not travel'. Other exclusions and conditions may apply so please check the Policy Wording for details.

Travel Insurance Product Information (I.P.I.D.s)



Premier Plus 

Extended Stay


∙ Standard Policy Wording

∙ Medicare Policy Wording



You can find a list of our most frequently asked questions on our FAQ page. Otherwise you can contact our customer service team between 9am - 5pm on 1800 344 455. If you need help with your existing policy or are looking to renew, you can find all your relevant information on our Existing Customers page.



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