Stay Safe on Long Trips Abroad


For backpacker or gap year travel insurance (for those travelling for more than 60 days consecutively and up to 365 days), Columbus Direct provides protection with our Globetrotter policy. Cover includes medical, baggage, working abroad and over 80 sports and activities.

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More information on the globetrotter policy

Backpacker travel insurance from Columbus Direct is a very long stay single trip insurance policy. It is different from annual travel insurance as your maximum trip length can be up to 365 days. We cover a wide variety of sports and activities as standard, including scuba diving to 30m, with many more available for a small supplement.

  • World wide cover available
  • Policies for individuals, couples and families
  • Travel insurance cover for up to 1 year
  • Sports and activities cover
  • No upper age limit
  • Australia and New Zealand only cover for lower premiums
  • Scuba diving to 50m as an option

To see the backpacker cover available, and to see the price of backpacker travel insurance from Columbus Direct, fill out the details on the page above and click 'show price'.


Description of all benefits and cover levels

Columbus Direct offers quality travel insurance for those that go travelling for a longer period of time. We offer travel insurance up to 365 days of consecutive travelling.

Our single trip travel insurance policies cover up to 185 days of travelling and is available with various levels of cover. For consecutive travelling up to 365 days, we offer you our globetrotter policy that is ideal for backpackers.

All benefits are subject to the terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations of the policy, all of which can be found in our policy wording. You can also view our Policy Summary document which includes a summary of the key features and significant exclusions and limitations of the policy, together with other useful information about your policy.

Click the link below to view the policy wording:

Policy Wording Policy Summary

If you want to know how much our single trip travel insurance costs, get a quote here.

*61 days in Europe from just £48.81

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