student travel insurance

Have you finished your studies, whether at school or university and are looking for to cover yourself for your backpacking adventure? Outbacker is a specialist backpacker & student travel insurance provider, with insurance that has been designed to offer protection for travellers under the age of 40. Whether you're looking to head away over the summer break or looking to travel for a much longer period of time, you can trust Outbacker to keep you protected on your travels.

Our standard student travel insurance covers you for a wide range of potential mishaps and issues that can happen whilst you are backpacking abroad - all our policies include emergency medical & dental cover, trip cancellation & abandonment protection, missed departures, personal accident cover, personal liability & legal expenses cover and protection against uninhabitable accommodation - plus there are loads of other great benefits included too.

Always remember that travel insurance should be considered an important part of your travel planning for your trip abroad - with the UK government noting that an air ambulance from the USA's east coast can cost up to £45,000, whilst a scheduled flight, stretcher and doctor escort from Australia could set you back up to £20,000 without the appropriate travel insurance protection.

key policy benefits

Working Abroad

Cover for a wide variety of jobs if you choose to work whilst abroad.

Activities Cover

Cover for up to 230 activities with extreme sports add-ons.

Personal Accident

Benefits for loss of limb, sight, permanent disablement & death.

Trip Cancellation

Cover if you are forced to cancel your trip and return home.



More than a million checked-in bags get lost forever at airports globally.

Outbacker BagFinder can prevent this from happening to you.

Read More
Bagfinder Suitcases

Introducing the
Doctor Please! app

For minor medical issues, you can now speak to a UK GP via a video call at a time and place convenient to you.

It's cheaper and more convenient than seeing a local private doctor and in most cases, they'll be able to issue you a local prescription.

Find out more
Doctor Please! Logo

Outbacker Travel Insurance policies do not cover ANY pre-existing medical conditions.

* We include cover for some types of work and charity as standard, for other types you'll need to pay an additional premium, please click here for more information. If you include cover for manual labour please note we exclude manual work involving the lifting or carrying of heavy items in excess of 25 kgs, use of power tools or machinery, work involving the use of scaffolding or ladders, working at a height above 6m, any electrical or construction work or any form of work underground.

why outbacker

Working Holidays* and a Return Trip to the UK
Cover up to 230 Sports and Activities
Safe & Secure Online Booking
Instant Online Policy Delivery
24 Hour, 365 Days Emergency Assistance
Over £50,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders

what others say