Vhi Backpacker Plan

If you’ve decided to see more of the world, and leave Ireland behind for a while, you’ll be well and truly covered with Vhi Healthcare. You’ll get excellent emergency medical and travel cover while you’re away, at a price that fits in perfectly with your travel budget. So, if you’re between the ages of 18 and 39 and going travelling for a minimum of 180 days and a maximum of 2 years, you qualify for this plan. Get on the road and get covered too with Vhi Healthcare.

Explore this plan's benefits

Emergency cover when you need it

Whether you’re on a working holiday or an extended break, our Vhi Backpacker Plan is designed to give you the cover you need…when you need it. In fact, you’ll be covered for up to €3million for emergency medical expenses, medical assistance and repatriation cover.

Even activities like scuba diving, snorkelling and trekking are covered as standard and if you need to, you can add other activities or sports for a small additional premium.

Lost luggage, cancelled flights are covered too

With up to €2,500 cover for trip cancellation or curtailment, you know Vhi Healthcare is there for you in the event of things not going to plan. Even the most organised backpackers may be unlucky enough to lose baggage or personal belongings. On this plan, no worries - this is also included in your policy! And yes…we’ll even cover you for passport replacement too!

Bringing you home if you need to

While a year away might feel too short at the time, there are plenty of things you still miss right here at home. With this in mind, your Vhi BackPacker Plan means you can interrupt your backpacking holiday and visit home for up to 14 days. Then you can simply resume your holiday and keep your Vhi BackPacker Plan cover intact. 

You can also buy add-ons to your cover and if you wish, come home more often or even stay longer. With Vhi Healthcare, you’re well and truly covered…

No matter where you are in the world, we’re on call – 24/7

From help in emergency situations to everyday medical matters, we can provide professional telephone support for all medical matters. Our emergency assistance line is manned by experienced medical staff and will assist you in cases of accidents or serious illness.

Or if you’re worried about another health concern and you’d like to talk to someone in confidence, NurseLine 24/7 is also there for you. Qualified nurses are available to answer your questions over the phone day and night and all this is part and parcel of Vhi Backpacker Plan.

And more…

  • Before you go anywhere, your plan will get you a 15% discount on travel vaccinations with the Tropical Medical Bureau.

  • Even though some destinations require a higher premium, at Vhi Healthcare, we’re flexible and you can spend up to 10% of your total trip time in a higher-rated area and we won’t charge you any extra.

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The plan benefits shown here apply to policies purchased and effective today.

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