Our policies include our independently rated 5 star COVID-19 cover, to help you decide if this cover is suitable for your needs please view our dedicated Coronavirus Page which explains how your cover applies in a number of circumstances.
While we recommend you read our Coronavirus Page to understand in more detail the cover we include as standard we need to make you aware of the following:
Prior To Travel: You will be covered for cancellation of your trip if you fall ill with COVID-19 or are required to self isolate by Track and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 App and cannot travel. You will not be covered if you need to cancel due to government restriction on travel or if you will need to quarantine either at your destination or on return home.
During Your Trip: You will be covered if you are denied boarding at your departure point (ie Airport, Cruise or Train terminal) due to detected symptoms of COVID. You are also covered for reasonable additional transport and/or accommodation expenses costs if you need to extend your stay due to compulsory COVID-19 quarantine (for example if you are required to self isolate due to you testing positive or being a close contact of someone who tests positive). If you fall ill with COVID-19 you are covered if you need medical treatment or repatriation to the UK. You will not be covered if you wish to return early to avoid a requirement to quarantine on your return.
Our policies DO NOT require you to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note however that our policies do not offer any cover if you fail to hold the relevant documentation as required by your airline (or other public transport such as a cruise ship or train) or destination country. For example if your destination country requires you to provide either proof of being fully vaccinated or a current negative test certificate and you are denied boarding/entry due to not providing valid documents there is no cover under our policies.
Our policies do not cover the costs of COVID testing or vaccination either prior to, during, or post your trip.
Our policies are valid for travel to the countries shown on your certificate of insurance. If you travel to a country where the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) or other regulatory authority advise against travel your cover may be reduced, click here for more information.
Please note that all cover noted above is subject to terms and conditions.
Wherever you're heading in the world, let Outbacker provide you with the cover you need to know you are protected abroad. Whether you're visiting Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North or South America, we've got a world travel insurance policy to suit your needs.
We have a wide range of policy options so you can tailor your travel insurance policy to fit the activities you plan to take part in & the level of cover you need when heading abroad. Our sports & adventure activity cover add-ons mean that you can cover yourself for a whole range of more extreme sports - so you know that you'll be covered whether you're bridge swinging across the Zambesi river or caving in Cambodia.
It's quick and simple to get a travel insurance quote - simply visit our online quote system and within a few clicks, you'll have a quote for a travel insurance product that provides you with the cover you are looking for. Our quote system is fully secure, so your personal details will be completely safe with us.
For those looking for a truly immersive backpacking travel experience, round the world trips provide a unique opportunity to explore vastly different parts of the world. Many backpackers who leave the UK end up catching the travelling bug and a round the world trip is truly an experience you will never forget. Round the world travellers have the chance to visit the cultural mosaic that is Africa, enjoy sun & sand in Australia, delve into the historic wonders of Asia, see the landmarks of Europe, road trip across North America & explore the wilderness of South America.