Travel Insurance for Australian and New Zealand Travellers
We always say to our community if you can’t afford travel insurance you can’t afford to travel.
Since we started our adventures in 2013 we have had to claim for:
- theft of passports and credit cards at a bus station in Ecuador
- health issues in Dubai
- cancelled flights due to adverse weather conditions
- new flights booked due to health reasons in Thailand
We would not even consider travelling without taking out travel insurance.
Have you made a claim?
When To Purchase Travel Insurance
The best time to purchase travel insurance is as soon as you have paid a deposit on an airfare, cruise, accommodation or tour. You will be covered from this date in case of cancellation for health reasons.
Travel Policy Conditions
Always read your travel insurance policy carefully, if you have any medical issues you may need to advise your Travel Insurance company when you purchase the policy. It is advisable to check first with the Insurer what is covered.
You may not be covered e.g. if you travel to Bali in Indonesia and you hire a motorbike and you don’t have a motorbike license and you have an accident. Travel Insurance companies won’t cover you if you have had alcohol and you have an accident.
Ensure that you take a copy of your policy with you. Also, ensure you have their telephone number for claims.
How To Claim
As soon as we know we need to make a claim we call the Travel Insurance provider and speak to them about the current situation. We check what documents they require and if we have to go to the hospital what is their recommended one (that is if you have time). Keep them informed every step of the way.
In case of theft, you will need a police report. If you are taking expensive equipment with you ensure that you have photos and receipts electronically that can be easily accessed.
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