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Travel insurance for Australia

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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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