If you're in it for the long haul - more than 3 months and up to 12 months - enjoy peace of mind with our extended stay backpacker travel insurance from as little as €12.54*. AIG backpackers travel insurance includes:
*Price is based on an individual aged 18-35 holding Private Health Insurance which provides medical cover for the duration of their time abroad, travelling for 12 months on a European Budget Medicare policy. Example correct as of 01/09/2017.
10% Discount Online
Discover the world on a budget and reduce your premium even further by removing aspects of cover.
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
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 for full details.
Claim up to a comforting €1,000,000 in medical expenses if you are hospitalised or fall ill while on your trip.
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
With support from our 24/7 emergency assistance helpline we're always there when you need us to be.
Our products are available for Republic of Ireland residents only.
You must be 18 years or over to purchase a policy.
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 Afghanistan, Cuba, Liberia and Sudan, 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.
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