Big Cat Travel Insurance


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Big Cat specialises in affordable worldwide travel insurance for Gap Yearers, Backpackers and Adventure Travellers. As an independently-owned family business with 25 years experience in the travel industry, we understand why choosing the right insurance is vital for your peace of mind and security throughout your time away.

What's more, we've tailored our Gap Year policies to cover not just the essentials but also some added benefits too, such as:

  • Home Visits covered For those taking out insurance for more than 4 months, we allow you to put your travels on hold and return home at any time, even if it’s not necessary or you’re just a bit homesick. We have no limits, so you can be back for as long as you like.

  • No return ticket required You don’t need to know when you’ll be returning home to get cover. So if you’re on an open ended trip, or emigrating, we can cover you.

  • Working while abroad Non manual / clerical work is covered for free, if you'll be volunteering, WWOOFing or partaking in any sort of manual labour, our Activity Pack can cover you.

  • Cover for 120+ Activities Whether you'll be scuba diving, jet skiing, bungee jumping, sky diving, trekking above 2,500m or kayaking, our Activity Packs can cover all levels of adventurous sports.

  • Get Cover if Already Travelling You don't need to be in your Home Country to get cover, you can buy a policy from anywhere in the world, as long as you're residential status is still in the UK or EU. Just follow the Quote form on our website to get a price and complete your purchase.

  • Extend cover from Overseas If at any point you realise you're not quite ready to return home, you can extend your insurance to include the remainder of your trip. Even if you don't have a policy with us.