If you are looking for affordable gap year, extended stay or backpacker holiday cover, the Alpha Longstay travel insurance policy is perfect for you.
We offer a choice of policies to suit your budget, but unlike our competitors we do not reduce our premiums by taking out essential elements of the cover. All Alpha Longstay policies provide the same levels of cover, with the option to decide how much you would like to contribute towards a claim; the higher your choice of excess, the lower your premium. We find that this is a much fairer way of offering travel insurance that tailors for all kinds of budget.
If you are intending to take part on a sports activity on your trip, take a look at the Longstay activity packs to check if you need to purchase extra cover.
Whatever the purpose of your trip, Alpha Travel Insurance provides the essential cover that will give you complete peace of mind whilst travelling. All of our Longstay policies provide:
All backpackers like to keep things as affordable as possible, but being so far away from home it’s important to keep in contact with friends and family too. If you’re an Alpha policyholder you can get yourself a travel SIM card with 20% off. Head over to our page to find out more!
* When using the return home extension all cover is suspended on clearance of customs in your home country and restarts after the baggage check in at your international departure point for your return flight, international train or ferry to your overseas destination. The extension will not cover the costs of your return home.
Travelling across the globe on a long stay, backpacking or gap year adventure is a great way to not only see a rich and diverse range of culture, but also learn new skills along the way and boost your CV! But for those moments when you just want to see your friends and family again, Alpha offers complete flexibility, with the ability to return home twice for 21 days each time* during the lifetime of your policy without having to purchase a brand new policy each time.
What would you do if your passport was lost or stolen on your trip? Would you know what to do next? Your passport is one of the most important documents required to travel, however without it, you’re pretty much stuck! All Alpha Longstay policies cover the cost of a replacement emergency travel document to help get you back on your way.
Whilst you are on your trip of a lifetime, it is very important to keep in contact with your friends and family back home. Not only so that you can tell them about how amazing your trip is, but also to ensure that they know you are happy, safe and well. Many adventurers decide to bring a mobile phone or tablet on holiday with them as well as other devices such as e-readers and cameras. However it is essential that you have adequate cover in place for your technology should things go wrong. Please visit our dedicated Gadget Insurance page for more information.
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If you wish to partake in any activities whilst on your trip abroad, you will need to purchase the corresponding activity pack to ensure you have the correct level of cover. You will not be covered unless the appropriate activity pack has been applied to your policy and you have paid the appropriate premium.
Why not choose cover for one of our popular activities including; abseiling, diving, fishing, mountain biking or paintballing?Activity Packs
From gadget cover to activities, to trip disruption and returning home, Alpha Travel Insurance have created a range of extensions that can be added on to your policy. Enjoy an added layer of protection with the cover you need at an affordable price.
All Alpha Travel Insurance policies are able to include cover for hundreds of medical conditions.
Some of the most common ones include:
Medical conditions can be declared and screened at the same time as obtaining your quotation.
Simply visit our online medical screening page for more information.
Single Trip travel insurance is ideal for a wide range of holidays, whether you are heading abroad for a two week sunshine break or an action-packed adventure holiday!
With this policy there is no upper age limit, over 100 activities available to be included and trips can be from as little as 3 days up to 365 giving you plenty of reasons to travel and live your life to the full.
Cover includes cancellation, emergency medical expenses, personal possessions, legal expenses as well as gadget insurance options available.
Please note that our policies must be purchased for trips starting and ending within the UK, and will not be valid if you have already begun your trip or are already abroad. Our insurance policies are also currently unable to cover for cruise holidays on this policy unless you have purchased our cruise extension.
Do you have a question about us, our cover or our policies? You may be able to find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions section.
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