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  • 100+ Sporting Activities Covered
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance Team
  • Cover Available Up To 18 months
  • Up To £5000 Cancellation Cover

Flexicover Gap Year Travel Insurance

Whether you’ve just finished your studies at school, college or Uni, or are taking a sabbatical from work, you may be planning to head away on a backpacking adventure to experience all that the world has to offer.

Far-flung destinations, long haul hot spots, inter railing around Europe, volunteering and exploring off the beaten track are all options that are available to those taking a gap year.

While it’s important to take out travel insurance whatever type of holiday you’re going on, when you plan to be away from home for many months it’s vital to have the peace of mind that should the unexpected occur you have someone to turn to, to provide help and support when you need it most.

What Is Gap Year Travel Insurance?

Longstay/Backpacker Insurance from Flexicover is well suited for those heading away on a trip up to 12 months to explore the world.

Why Do I Need Gap Year Travel Insurance?

Taking out an insurance policy will of course cost you money – money that you might be tempted to save and use while you’re travelling instead. But just take a second to think about what insurance provides and how you would cope without it.

Illness and accidents – however careful you might be you can’t be sure that something won’t happen to cause an injury or an illness during your time away. Without insurance what would you do if you needed to pay a medical bill running into hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds? Or what if you needed to come home earlier than expected? Also what if you found there was a language barrier when dealing with medical professionals – what a daunting and scary experience that would be.

With any Flexicover policy there’s a 24/7 emergency medical helpline. They will review your case and work with the medical facility to ensure you receive the appropriate care and will cover the medical bills too. And if you need to head home, repatriation is also included.

Cancellation –Travelling the world isn’t cheap and when it comes down to it you’re investing a lot of money in this trip of a lifetime. So what would you do if something unexpected happened which meant you had to cancel your travel arrangements? How would you recoup your money? With Flexicover up to £2,500 cancellation cover is available and protects you for aspects such as loss of personal accommodation, and irrecoverable transport and travel charges.

Why Choose Flexicover Travel Insurance?

24/7 Emergency Medical Helpline

100+Activities Covered As Standard

Up to£10mMedical Cover Per Person **

Up to £5,000 Cancellation Cover Per Person **

Key Benefits of Our Gap Year Travel Insurance

  • Up to £10million in medical cover available
  • Up to £2,500 in cancellation cover available
  • 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance Helpline
  • Over 100+ sports and activities cover

How Do I Cover The Countries I Am Travelling To?

We try to keep things simple by offering three areas to choose from –

  • Europe 1
  • Europe 2
  • Europe 3
  • Worldwide 1
  • Worldwide 2
  • Worldwide 3
  • Worldwide 4
  • Worldwide 5

Please check this page for further information on the destinations that we cover by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tailor Your Policy With Flexicover’s Additional Cover Options

Flexicover offers a few different options that you can add to your policy, for an additional premium, enabling you to tailor your policy to your individual needs. These include:

  • Large Scale Events Extension
  • Golf Extension
  • COVID-19 Extension
  • Cruise Extension
  • Excess Waiver

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