Safe travelling on long trips

If you are planning to go backpacking, travelling the world, or are simply going on holiday for a longer period, make sure you pack travel insurance that offers you great value cover along with valuable protection when you need whilst on your longer trip. Columbus Direct travel insurance provides cover for trips up to 365 days, at great prices.

To get a quote simply complete the detail below. We will assess your demands and needs based on these and only present products that meet your selections.

IMPORTANT: In purchasing a policy you understand and accept that this product, all the policy documentation and surrounding services will be provided in English language. 

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Adults (19 - 49)
Adults (50 - 59)
Adults (60 - 64)
Infants (0 - 2)
Children (3 - 18)
Full time students (19 - 22)
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Benefits include:

  • Buying online
    only takes 5 mins
  • Instant insurance
    certificate via email
  • Buy up to 1 hour
    before you leave
  • Secure data connection certified by Geotrust

  • Up to € 14 million
    medical cover
  • Up to € 7,500
    cancellation cover
  • Up to € 3,750
    baggage cover
  • Many sports and activities covered
  • Ski and snowboard
    cover available


Travel Alert: Large electronic devices now banned on flights from certain Middle East countries to the UK and US. See the full advice on the Columbus Middle East website >

More information on long stay international travel insurance

If you are travelling overseas on an extended trip you will need to ensure you have adequate travel insurance. Some insurers choose to have a separate “long stay” or “backpacker” policy with reduced cover levels, but Columbus offers a full range of benefits with up to 365 days worth of cover per year so you can enjoy excellent protection throughout your holiday.