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 gives you the protection you need whilst on your longer trip. Columbus Direct provides cover for trips up to 365 days.

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Adults (19 - 49)
Adults (50 - 59)
Adults (60 - 64)
Adults (65 - 69)
Adults (70 - 74)
Infants (0 - 1)
Children (2 - 18)
Children (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 US$ 14 million
    medical cover
  • Up to US$ 7,500
    cancellation cover
  • Up to US$ 4,000
    baggage cover
  • Many sports and activities covered
  • Ski and snowboard
    cover available



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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. 

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