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My Gap Year Travel

At Boots want to offer our customers an affordable travel insurance policy no matter what kind of trip they are going on.

From backpacking adventures across Asia, Australia and other dream destinations, to ‘working holidays’ in countries such as Africa or America, our Gap Year policies offer anyone up to the age of 55 a chance to get away and do something they’ve always dreamed of.

As backpackers and others travelling for long periods of time want to keep costs as close to their budget as possible, Boots have tailored their policies to cover the essentials – a good value travel insurance with optional extras, allowing you to tailor your travel insurance policy to your trip and budget.

We can cover gap years on our longstay policy – simply select ‘Longstay’ as your preferred policy type and then enter your desired dates of travel.

Key benefits

  • Cover starts from just £32.99 for 3 months Bronze cover across Europe.
  • We offer a 15% discount, exclusive to our online customers.
  • 14-day cooling off period.
  • Cover for up to 18 months travelling, longer than any other policy.
  • Kids can travel for free on all family policies.
  • 24/7 emergency assistance helpline.
  • Add to your Boots Advantage Card points balance with any policy purchase.
  • Cover for medical conditions provided they have been declared and accepted by us in writing.

We offer a wide range of sports and activities too, so those experiences you’ve always dreamed of are just a click away!

To buy Boots Gap Year travel insurance:

  • You must have your main home in the United Kingdom or the Channel Islands and have not spent more than six months abroad in the year before buying this policy.
  • You must not have already started your trip.
  • You are not over 55 years of age.
  • As with any insurance there are certain exclusions, including claims due to a medical condition or illness that was known about at the time of taking out your policy or booking your trip whichever is later, unless already declared to us and accepted in writing.
  • Cover is not provided for travel to areas where the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have advised against all but essential travel.
  • Cover is not provided for cruising or winter sports unless the appropriate extension has been selected and additional premium has been paid.

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Policy add-ons

Add gadget cover: On our Longstay Silver policies, you can add gadget cover for your smartphone, e-reader, tablet, camera and more for an affordable additional premium to your policy. Make sure you protect what’s in your luggage and pockets with gadget cover from Boots.

Add trip disruption cover: We hope you never have to use it, but trip disruption cover from Boots insures you against natural catastrophe and your tour operator failing which could end up ruining your time away. For an additional premium, you can ensure your trip isn’t a disaster – just select the option when you get a quote.

Add activity packs: For those of you seeking a little extra adventure on your time away, we offer you the option of adding on Activity Packs to cover things like surfing, cage-diving, trekking or even zorbing. Make sure you’ve got the right cover before you head off to do these sorts of sports and activities, and select the right activity pack on the Options page of your quote.

Wherever you plan on taking an extended break to, make sure you’re protected with travel insurance from Boots.      
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