International travel insurance
Planning an overseas trip is exciting, but before you even think about leaving home, make sure you’re covered with the right international travel insurance.
For a small investment you can get something priceless: peace of mind wherever you go.
Why you shouldn’t leave home without it
From a lost surfboard to a bad case of ‘Bali belly’, even experienced travellers can run into problems overseas. That’s where international travel insurance can help.
Think of it as all-purpose emergency insurance. It can provide cover for delays, cancelled flights or stolen cameras. It could even pay to get you back home in an emergency evacuation or refund the cost of your trip, depending on your level of cover.
Overseas travel insurance is the single most important thing you can pack on your trip – hopefully you won’t need it, but you’ll be extremely glad it’s there if you do.
Don’t risk it
Medical cover might be the number-one reason to buy travel insurance. Your regular health insurance won’t cover you if you get sick or injured overseas, and medical bills can mount up in no time at all.
When choosing international travel insurance, look for a policy that provides a high or unlimited amount of overseas medical cover along with a separate emergency evacuation plan that includes transportation back to Australia. As many travellers have unfortunately learned the hard way, you never know when you’ll need to be airlifted to the nearest medical facility or flown home for treatment.
As always, be sure to declare any pre-existing medical conditions, including pregnancy, and check your policy in detail to see what’s covered. That way you’ll avoid any surprises at claim time.