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Insurance for the trip of your lifetime

Adventure is calling and you are off backpacking. Your rucksack is packed, your route is mapped out and your ticket is booked. With the OOM Temporary Residence Abroad Insurance you will be properly insured for healthcare costs and damages when you go backpacking.


Be properly insured while you are backpacking

If you are going backpacking and you are going to be away from home for a long time, the OOM Temporary Residence Abroad Insurance is perfect for you. The advantages:

  • Complete insurance; choice of cover for healthcare costs, dentist, SOS, travel, cancellation, household contents, liability, legal assistance and accidents
  • For health insurance you can choose between Light, Regular or Comfort cover
  • You will have worldwide insurance including a stay in the Netherlands between times
  • SOS insurance is included as standard in the health insurance
  • You will receive a discount on the health insurance if you have to retain the Dutch national health insurance


Backpacking and healthcare costs

If you go backpacking abroad, your personal situation will determine whether or not you will have to retain your Dutch national health insurance.

If you are not covered by the Dutch national health insurance when you go backpacking, the OOM Temporary Residence Abroad Insurance will give you proper healthcare costs cover. The insurance can also be a supplement if you go through countries where medical care is expensive; you will never receive higher reimbursement than what you would get from the Dutch national health insurance. 


Dentist and SOS insurance

What happens if you are backpacking and you need to go to the dentist? Dentistry costs following an accident are covered (up to a maximum) by the health insurance. You can take out supplementary insurance for dental costs which are not the result of an accident.

The health insurance includes SOS insurance. It includes covering the costs of repatriation to the Netherlands or evacuation if treatment is not possible locally and cannot be postponed. This insurance can be taken out separately.


Miscellaneous insurance for backpackers

As a backpacker you may also experience set-backs. What happens if your luggage is lost or if you suddenly need to return home because a close family member is seriously ill? The costs can increase drastically.

If you are going backpacking, you can decide if you want to insure this type of situation with the OOM Temporary Residence Abroad Insurance. You can take out travel, cancellation or liability insurance, for example.


Are you going backpacking for more than 2 years?

The OOM Temporary Residence Abroad Insurance has a flexible duration from 1 day to a maximum of 2 years. You can terminate the insurance at any time.

If you already know you will be backpacking for more than 2 years, OOM Living Abroad Insurance would suit you better.