Backpacker Travel Insurance
Backpacker travel insurance looks after those suffering from serious wanderlust but want to travel the world on a budget. Backpacking is often a cheap holiday or adventure for travellers, but where travel insurance is concerned, a cheap, competitive price should not compromise quality.
Itrek offers great value travel insurance with different levels of cover. At a bare minimum , itrek will cover unlimited hospital and medical expenses, and emergency dental to $500.
If money is tight and you're just looking for medical cover, your best option is to go for a Bronze policy and save the extra cash. Most backpackers travel extremely lightly, so concerns about lost luggage are less of a priority.
Those carrying an expensive camera in their backpack should consider extra cover for luggage and personal effects (check out our Gold or Platinum cover). A picture can say a thousand words, and for that little bit extra, you could end up saving yourself a whole lot of heartache if you camera is stolen. What we can't return to you is a stolen memory card so be sure to carry a USB or external drive to house your pictures on - download as you go to avoid the possibility of losing precious holiday memories.
Before purchasing your policy, consider your needs and the needs of those travelling with you. Itrek's backpacker insurance caters for every type of traveller - choose the level of cover that is right for you so you don't end up spending extra money on benefits that you don't really need.
Buy Travel Insurance Online with multiple Backpacker cover options
- Unlimited overseas emergency assistance, medical and hospital expenses
- Emergency dental to $500
- Repatriation of remains up to $15,000
- Cash in hospital, and up to $5,000 emergency expenses
- Allianz Global Assitance provides 24/7 contact and assistance, hospital case management, lost passport assistance, updates to those back home and more.
4 Different Levels of Cover
Itrek offers 4 different levels of cover . For a little extra, backpackers are covered for a whole lot more on their holiday.
Itrek's Silver, Gold and Platinum policies are worth considering. Backpacking is definitely cheap but often travellers are exposed to additional risks. Do you trust the person sleeping next to you in the dorm? Will eating street food make you ill and keep you bed-ridden for days? And what about cancellations and lost deposits for when/if travel plans change? What risks are you willing to take?
Consider the long term and short term benefits of saving money on a minimal cover policy versus comprehensive cover. Saving money today could cost you later on, depending on the type of traveller you are and the situations you are likely to find yourself in.
FREE guide books
With our 12-18 month policies you receive FREE a choice of 10 guides. Including, Lonely Planet Shoestring Guide - perfect for backpackers on a budget.