Travel insurance for Australia

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Covid-19 (coronavirus) – important information

From 17th May 2021, a travel traffic light system is being introduced and trips to green list countries will be legally permitted if you live in England. Strict border control measures will remain in place for your return to the UK.

Before you buy, you should consider the implications of your destination moving from a green list country to amber or red as you may incur additional costs and/or face travel restrictions that will not be covered by your travel insurance.

The traffic light rules only dictate what you have to do on returning to England – so even if a country is on the green list, you still need to check your destination's entry requirements and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice for travelling there. If the Foreign Office has advised against travel to your destination and you still decide to travel, you will not be covered by any travel insurance policy you purchase.

A few insurers do offer cover If you are an essential traveller, however if you are in doubt or have any queries, please check the policy wording, or contact your chosen provider before purchasing.

Until dates have been set to permit non-essential international travel from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland it is important that you follow all the rules that apply to your country of residence.

Travel insurance for Australia

If you’re planning on visiting Australia, travel insurance will cover you for things like medical care, trip cancellation and lost luggage.

You’ll need worldwide travel insurance (excluding USA) for your trip to Australia. Check that the policy you choose includes Australia on its list of countries covered, as well as any other destinations you’re visiting as part of the same trip.

Single-trip or annual cover?

Whether to take out a single-trip policy or annual multi-trip cover depends on how many holidays abroad you’re planning in the next 12 months.

If you’re going on holiday more than once, multi-trip might be cheaper. But if Australia’s your only trip abroad this year, a single-trip policy will cost you less.

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Do I need a visa to visit Australia?

Yes. British tourists can get an eVisitor visa direct from the Department of Immigration & Border Protection or an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) from their travel agent or airline.


Travel advice for Australia

Australia’s considered modern and safe, but you’ll be expected to take reasonable care of your health and personal safety for a travel insurance claim to be valid

  1. Natural disasters

    Bushfires are a risk at the height of the Australian summer (November to February). You can find bushfire information on MyFireWatch. Tropical Cyclones are also a threat in some parts of Australia, mainly Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

  2. Wildlife

    Australia is home to some of the world’s most dangerous wildlife including spiders, snakes and crocodiles. Medical cover on your travel insurance will cover you for treatment for a bite or sting. If you’re not covered under the reciprocal healthcare arrangements which exist between Australia and the UK, the cost of treatment can be high.

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