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Travel insurance and COVID-19

It’s important to know what is and isn’t covered

Young dark haired woman holding a vintage camera while travelling overseas
Young dark haired woman holding a vintage camera while travelling overseas

COVID-19 has changed travel for everyone and even though you might be ready for your next exciting travel adventure, you may want to consider packing travel insurance before you go.

While we hope your travels run smoothly, COVID-19 can throw a spanner in the works, so you may want to consider having help by your side if things don’t go as planned. Some travel insurance plans provide cover for COVID-19 related events, however the benefits vary so it’s important to know what is and isn’t covered.

Here are some things you may want cover for when planning your next trip:

  • Overseas medical bills that may occur if you suddenly get COVID-19 on your trip and need medical attention.

  • Medical evacuation to the nearest medical facility if your symptoms get really bad.

  • Non-refundable costs for cancelled flights, accommodation and tours if you or a close relative get sick with COVID-19 and you can no longer travel.  

  • The cost of compulsory quarantine if you or your travel companion get COVID-19 or is deemed a ‘close contact’. And perhaps you would also like to be covered for Netflix and the occasional trip to the minibar!

  • The cost of childcare if you get COVID-19 on your trip and can’t take care of your
    dependent children.

  • Care for your pets back home if you get COVID-19 during your trip and can’t return home as scheduled.

  • The list could go on, so be sure to do your research and see what options are available for the trip you’re taking and whether travel insurance is right for you.

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Travelling soon? Consider nib Travel Insurance and get a quote

To learn more about what’s covered, see nib travel insurance. nib health insurance members get a 10% discount off their travel insurance.* 

nib Travel Insurance Distribution Pty Limited, ABN 40 129 262 175, AR 336467 is an authorised representative of nib Travel Services (Australia) Pty Ltd (nib), ABN 81 115 932 173, AFSL 308461 and act as nib's agent and not as your agent. This is general advice only. Before you buy, you should consider your needs, the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), Financial Services Guide (FSG) and Target Market Determination (TMD) available from us. This insurance is underwritten by Pacific International Insurance Pty Ltd, ABN 83 169 311 193. 

*The discount applies to the total nib travel insurance premium and is for members that currently hold an Australian health insurance product, an Overseas Student Health Cover product or an Overseas Visitors Health Cover product with nib. Discounts do not apply to the rate of GST and stamp duty or any changes you make to the policy. nib has the discretion to withdraw or amend this discount offer at any time. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer or discount.