STA TRAVEL INSURANCE
Trusted by travellers since 1979, last year we insured over 45,000 travellers from the UK alone. Why? Because STA Travel insurance is different. On top of the medical, legal and luggage cover you'd expect, you'll also find things you wouldn't - like cover for over 100 adventure activities, free access to a UK GP online and flexible policies allowing trips home, extensions and more.
So whether you're a skier, student, weekender or backpacker... we'll have a policy that protects you.
What kind of insurance should I get for backpacking?
Many backpackers end up doing a bungee jump, skydive or scuba dive, later realising that they weren’t covered for it. Plus, plenty of travellers change their plans or stay longer than they intended. Get the most comprehensive and flexible cover you can afford for your big trip; insurance is not the thing to scrimp on. Speak to a travel expert in store for more information on which policy is best for your trip.
Can I extend my insurance while I’m away?
Yes! As long as your policy hasn’t ended, you can extend your policy up to 24 months in total. Don’t forget, you’ll need to go through medical screening again or purchase any add-ons if you did so when you booked your original policy.
Who underwrites STA Travel insurance?
Allianz Global Assistance has partnered with STA Travel to provide insurance specifically designed for youth travellers, backpackers, adventurers...you name it. Relax, we've got you covered!
Can I insure my mobile phone?
Mobiles and other electronic items can be covered up to a total value of £1,000 on our Premier Plus policy or by purchasing an electrical item add-on on our other policies.
What if I have a pre-existing medical condition?
After purchasing your policy, you’ll need to call the confidential medical screening helpline on 020 8603 9573 to check whether your condition can be covered and if there is any additional premium to pay.
Can I cancel my travel insurance?
All of our policies have a 14 day “cooling off” period, allowing you to cancel free of charge as long as you haven’t claimed and your policy hasn’t started. After 14 days, all policies are non-refundable.
*37p per day assumes an individual under 35 years of age with a 24-month Blue European Budget policy. 22p per day assumes an individual under 35 years of age with a Europe Premier Annual Multi Trip policy. Free online GP access excludes Budget policies. Over 100 adventure activities included excludes Budget policies.
^Add on purchase may be necessary. Add on options must be booked at the same time as your policy and are only available in store or by calling.