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You can't control everything that happens to you when you're backpacking, so it pays to try to protect yourself against those potential injuries, stomach infections or lost belongings and travel with insurance. We're proud to offer a range of travel insurance policies of all lengths and types of cover so that you can tailor your cover to suit your trip. Get your single trip or annual multi-trip travel insurance from STA Travel from only R3 per day.


Why Choose STA Travel insurance?

√ Policies from just R3 per day*
√ Over 100 adrenaline activities included for Standard and Premier policies at no extra cost
√ Cover for working abroad and volunteering
√ Long stay policies of up to 2 years
√ 24-hour medical emergency hotline
√ Specialist student cover for exam failure and more
More Benefits...

Terms, conditions and exclusions apply     

R3 per day assumes an individual under 35 years of age with Blue European Budget cover for a period of 24 months. Mobile telephone shown in image is only covered if applicable electrical item add on is purchased.


From smaller injuries or getting the flu to serious accidents where you may need to spend time in hospital or flown back home, you can’t afford to be without cover.
Sporting or adventure accidents may be even more expensive because of the nature of the injuries or areas you may be in.
From flight and baggage delays to having to return home for a close relative's funeral, you may really be stuck with your travel plans - insurance will cover you for eventualities.
Are you serious?
Like we said, we hope you have a chilled holiday with no problems but check out the back of the brochure for some of the claims we have seen. It pays to rather be safe than sorry!
One call to Europ Assistance will keep you covered 24 hours of the day, worldwide, for those unexpected situations.

Yes, we know there are other insurance options, but do you have all the information?



Credit card Cover

• Is it comprehensive cover?
• Did you know they usually only cover you for up to 90 days?
• Are you aware of the high excess amounts?
• Any idea who to contact in the event of an emergency?
Medical aid
• Did you know they can only cover you for limited medical expenses?
• Are you aware that you have no cover for cancellation, personal accidents, baggage loss etc?
• Do you need to pay first and claim later?
• Will the money be deducted from your medical savings account?
UK National insurance
• Are you ready to wait up to 6 months to get set up?
• Are you aware its for health care in the UK only?
• Do you know you can’t travel to Europe without travel insurance?
You must purchase travel insurance prior to your departure… or you will end up paying pounds in the UK.


Adventure and Winter Sports Cover


Over 100 adventure sports and adrenalin activities at no extra cost

7 days wintersports cover for FREE (unless winter sports is the main purpose of your trip)

Specialist cover available for dedicated winter sports and sports trips

Cancellation and Amendments

Cheap Travel Insurance





▪ Student coverage including repayment of student loans and cancellation due to exam re-sits

▪ Change of plan? Policy extensions are available whilst you’re abroad

▪ If you are not entirely satisfied with your policy, return it to us within 14 days and we will refund the premium in full


STA Travel Limited is an Appointed Representative of Mondial Assistance (UK) Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The insurance is underwritten by AGA International S.A.