Our Backpacker Insurance, known as the Globetrotter policy, is basically an extended long stay,

single trip travel insurance plan, where you can opt to be away from home for up to 365 days. If you are looking to travel for more than 60 consecutive days, this policy will be worth your consideration. Designed specifically for those who want to embark on a mammoth adventure, you’ll be covered for emergency medical care, loss of baggage and working abroad. There’s also a multitude of sports and activities, such as scuba diving (down to 30 metres) included within our standard terms, at no extra cost. For a small supplement, more risky enterprises can also be covered.

What about taking a gap year somewhere exciting? Perhaps Australia has crossed your mind, with the nightlife of Sydney, the emptiness of the outback, scaling Ayers Rock, exploring the Great Barrier Reef or catching the waves on Bondi Beach. Maybe you’re thinking of backpacking around South East Asia, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of different cultures, visiting temples, partying on the beaches and elephant rides in the jungle. The possibilities are endless and they’re yours for the taking. Just make sure you’ve got the right protection in place when you do it, so you’re prepared if things go a little off plan. That’s the bit where we come in handy.

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You don’t want to get caught out without medical cover in Thailand or get injured in America, were the costs of hospital care can be prohibitive. At Columbus, we are used to taking on such risks and can make sure that you’re properly protected in case the unexpected happens.

Some benefits from our Globetrotter policy include:

  • Worldwide cover
  • Policies for individuals, couples and families
  • Travel insurance cover for up to 1 year.
  • Cover for over 150 Sports and activities at no extra cost.
  • Australia and New Zealand only cover for lower premiums.
  • Scuba diving to 50m is an option
  • Backpack cover

The opportunity to take a year out to go traveling around the world, or navigate up the Amazon for six months, doesn’t come around every day. It’s something to snatch up with gusto when it’s offered to you. Embrace the opportunity and see the world, just do it safely. Make sure that you’ve got a back up. Take us with you and you can travel with assurance, knowing we’re with you if you need us.

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