What's covered with gap year travel insurance?

Cancellation and curtailment

Our gap year insurance provides up to £5,000 if you have to cancel or postpone your travel plans because of injury, illness or a family bereavement. We'll also pay up to £250 for any pre-paid excursions on your gap year travels.

Medical expenses

We offer medical expenses and the cost of repatriation, if medically necessary, up to £10,000,000


We'll pay up to £2,500 to replace damaged, lost or stolen bags and their contents including up to £350 for any valuables

Lost passports

We provide up to £500 for the replacement of lost or damaged passports, visas and money

Delayed departure

We are able to offer up to £5,000 if, after a 12 hour delay you choose to cancel your trip, or £20 for every 12 hours of delay. Delayed departure cover is up to a maximum of £100

Personal accident cover

Up to £30,000 for a personal accident such as the loss of a limb or eyesight or if you are left with a permanent disability

Legal expenses

We provide legal expenses of up to £50,000 towards legal costs if you need help claiming damages or compensation for an injury or incident.

We use a single insurer for our travel insurance policies.

Why Endsleigh for gap year travel insurance?

We provide cover for over 100 activities, from volunteering and wildlife conservation to snorkelling and wind surfing on any trip lasting from three months to a year.

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