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Sunworld Backpacker Travel Insurance

Sunworld Backpacker Travel Insurance is one of the policies that B Portwood & Co Ltd offer through our travel insurance quotation system.

Full information about this backpacker travel insurance scheme i.e. the premium  is provided in the quotation system, including a copy of the policy wording and policy summary (Key facts document).

Below is some very general information on this travel insurance scheme to help you decide if it is the one for you.

Some travel insurance schemes do not provide a specific backpacker travel insurance scheme, but rather a generalised long stay scheme. If that is the case then both schemes are noted.

Sunworld Offer Two Policies: Premier and Economy

Feature Sunworld Premier Sunworld Economy
Maximum Period of Trip 12 months 12 months
Maximum Age of Travel 65 65
Can Return Home Midway? No No
Standard Policy Excess (See below) (See below - Medical 200)
Medical Expenses Cover 2,000,000 10,000,000
Passport Cover 200 300
Cancellation Cover 750 5,000
Luggage sum insured 200 1,500

Please note that, uniquely, you can select the excess you want and get a discount. 

Sporting/ work activities covered

Since young travelers have an independent streak they often engage in hazardous sporting activities on their trips. They also may do some light work to raise money. Below are details of activities this insurance policy will cover.

Abseiling (within organisers guidelines), administrative, clerical or professional occupations, aerobics, amateur athletics (track and field), archaeological digging,archery, assault course, badminton, banana boating, baseball, basketball, beach games, billiards/snooker/pool, body boarding (boogie boarding), bowls, * camel riding, canoeing (up to grade 2 rivers), * clay pigeon shooting, climbing (on climbing wall only), cricket, croquet, curling, cycling (no racing), deep sea fishing, * driving any motorised vehicle for which you are licenced to drive in the United Kingdom (other than in motor rallies or competitions), elephant riding/trekking, falconry, fell walking/running, fencing, fishing, fives, flying as a fare paying passenger in a fully licensed passenger carrying aircraft, football (amateur only and not main purpose of trip), *glass bottom boats/bubbles, * go karting (within organisers guidelines), golf, handball, horse riding (excluding competitions, racing, jumping and hunting), hot air ballooning (organised pleasure rides only), *hovercraft driving/passenger, hurling (amateur only and not main purpose of trip), indoor climbing (on climbing wall), * jet boating (no racing), * jet skiing (no racing), jogging, *karting (no racing), kayaking (up to grade 2 rivers), korfball, mountain biking (no racing), netball, octopush, orienteering, * paint balling/war games (wearing eye protection), pony trekking, *power boating (no racing and non-competitive), * quad biking (no racing), racket ball, rambling, refereeing (amateur only), ringos, roller skating/blading/in line skating (wearing pads and helmets), rounders, rowing (no racing), running, (non-competitive and not marathon), safari trekking (must be organised tour), *sailing/yachting (if qualified or accompanied by a qualified person and no racing), sand boarding, sand dune surfing/skiing, sand yachting, scuba diving up to depth of 18 metres (if qualified or accompanied by qualified instructor and not diving alone), * shooting/small bore target/rifle range shooting, (within organisers guidelines), skateboarding (wearing pads and helmets), sledging (not on snow), snorkelling, softball, spear fishing (without tanks), *speed sailing, squash, students working as counsellors or university exchanges for practical course work (non manual), surfing, swimming, swimming with dolphins, swimming/bathing with elephants, Sydney harbour bridge (walking across roped together), table tennis, *tall ship crewing (no racing), ten pin bowling, tennis, trampolining, tree canopy alking, trekking/hiking/walking up to 2,500 metres above sea level.

Note the restrictive cover for work

Activities with a '*' exclude liability

Additional Comments about this specific travel insurance policy

If you are not buying a package holiday (very likely) let us know if you require additional travel disruption cover.

Policy Summary - Economy | Policy Document - Economy

Policy Summary - Premier | Policy Document - Premier

Comments on backpacker travel insurance generally.

Always check on the activities that are covered (shown above) if you intend doing them. (We can arrange cover for high risk activities for anyone even if they have already left the country). If you have any medical conditions check that they are covered using the screening number we will supply at the quotation stage.

Links to other backpacker travel insurance policies

Ageas | Citybond | Coe Basic | Coe Excel | Coe Study Abroad | Holman | JBI | PJ Hayman | Rock Economy | Rock Standard | Rock Premier | Sunworld | SunworldeconomyWebroker

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