Backpacker Travel Insurance

Downunder Insurance are a popular choice for backpackers who are looking for travel insurance whilst they are travelling abroad - wherever that may be in the world. Why - you may ask? We love to travel as much as the average backpacker, so we know exactly what cover you need when travelling abroad - and we pride ourselves on providing the kind of service we would ourselves expect when purchasing backpacker travel insurance. Our ethos - CUT COSTS, NOT COVER.

What do you get when you combine two travel loving Kiwis with the need for great backpacker travel insurance? A group of insurance products from Downunder that stress great value and excellent cover. We've been providing great backpacker travel insurance options to world travellers since the 1990s. You'll find our selection of products to be just what you need, whilst you are on your adventures abroad.

What sets Downunder apart is our commitment to customer service. We’re committed to making sure you're taken care of before, during and after your trip. That's why our backpacker travel insurance has been designed to be both accommodating and flexible.

Flexible Trip Length

Our backpacker travel insurance lets you get the cover you need for trips lasting anywhere between five days to 18 months.

Should you need to return home to the UK during your planned trip, we can attach a return visit endorsement to your cover. This endorsement lets you come home for three weeks at a time without invalidating your insurance. You are allowed two return trips during your cover period.

Our return visit endorsement is one of the things that make our 18 month cover so attractive. It makes longer trips possible without the fear of insurance interruption:

  • Make plans to tour Europe for six months before returning home
  • Head off to Asia or Oceania for another six months
  • After your second return visit you might finish your trip backpacking the Americas

With Downunder you can do all of this
on the same backpacker policy.
What more could you ask from your insurance?

Loads of Activities Covered

We know most backpackers love adventure, which is why we offer cover for more than 60 different activities and sports as standard. If, by chance, you happen to plan on participating in an activity that's not covered, we'll likely be able to offer you the extra cover you need for an additional premium. You'll just need to get in touch with us.

What if you change your mind during your trip and add activities you hadn't originally planned on? That's no problem. If you have access to the Internet, you can modify your policy by getting in touch with us via e-mail. There's no need to worry about changes; Downunder knows how to roll with the punches.

Here's another option that might surprise you: we offer cover for most types of work if you decide you need to earn a little money while abroad. We say "most" because work involving heavy machinery or altitude is excluded. Other than those two exclusions, feel free to take some temporary employment with the knowledge that we have you covered in your place of work.

A Downunder backpacker travel insurance policy is designed to make sure you have no worries from the minute you leave home. We try to make it as easy as possible to attain and manage your policy regardless of where you are travelling, what you are doing, or how long you will be gone.

Great Value and Affordability

You might think a backpacker travel insurance policy offering so much would be out of your price range. Well, think again. Downunder specialises in offering a range of products with levels of cover to meet just about every need and budget. If we cannot make it work for your wallet, nobody can.

For example, if you don't want to take the risk of having to bear the initial cost of a claim we can offer you cover with zero excess. It will cost you a little bit more initially, but you will not need to set money aside to protect yourself against a future claim. That’s peace of mind a lot of our backpacking customers really appreciate.

We hope to be there every step of the way with you, as you embark on the backpacking trip of a lifetime. However, just remember you don't have to spend your entire trip worrying about insurance cover when you can get a great policy from Downunder. Let us cover you so you don't have to worry.

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Opening Hours – 9am to 5:30pm Monday – Friday
Phone – 0800 393 908
Outside UK – +44 (0) 207 402 9211

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The Travel Insurance available herein is arranged by Downunder Insurance Services Limited with URV, Branch Office of Union Reiseversicherung AG for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Registered in England & Wales, Company No: FC024381, Branch Number BR006943, a public body corporate with limited liability. Registered Office: Maximilian Strasse 53, D-805330 Munich, Germany. Registered Number: HRB 137918

Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised in Germany by BaFin and subject to limited regulation in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority and in the Republic of Ireland by the Insurance Regulator. Administered in the United Kingdom and Ireland by Travel Insurance Facilities plc. Registered Office: 1 Tower View, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4UY. Registered in England, Registered Number: 3220410. Travel Insurance Facilities plc are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Travel Administration Facilities, Travel Claims Facilities and Emergency Assistance Facilities are trading names of Travel Insurance Facilities plc.

Downunder Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Our FCA Register number is 306618.