Cancellation Cover: Do you really need it?
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Most travel insurance policies include Cancellation cover but how do you know if you need it? To decide, it’s important to make sure you understand what the Cancellation section covers and … Read More

Contagious Diseases Series: Malaria
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Malaria is a serious disease and, in some cases, can prove fatal. The World Health Organisation estimates that in 2017, there were 219 million cases of malaria worldwide.  In that … Read More

Contagious Diseases Series: Norovirus
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Norovirus is a highly contagious illness. Norovirus is often called the “cruise ship illness” because when an outbreak occurs onboard, this often hits the news. The risk of contracting Norovirus … Read More

DVT Travel Risk: What you need to know
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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a serious risk for travellers. Whilst it is thought that long haul travel increases the risk of DVT, it is not confined to air travel.  … Read More

Overseas Hospital Tips
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Ending up is hospital isn’t ideal when holidaying overseas. But it can happen and a little advance preparation can help – just in case your trip does involve an impromptu … Read More

Natural Disaster Series: Tsunami
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As Australians, we love to play in and on the water. Beachside holidays can though present some rather unique hazards. Throughout our Natural Disaster Survival series, we look at many … Read More

Travel Insurance Fraud – is it really a crime?
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Do you know someone who has done it?  Maybe you’ve been tempted yourself. Is it really fraud if you’re only inflating the value of a lost item by a few … Read More

Travelling with Medication and Medical Devices – what you need to know
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Do you take prescription medication, supplements or vitamins?  Do you need to use medical devices such as needles, syringes or health monitoring machines? If you are planning to travel overseas, … Read More

Hostel Theft Risk: Keeping your belongings safe
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For some, staying in a hostel is the only way to go.  For others, it is a necessity particularly when it comes to stretching the travel budget. Whatever your reason … Read More

What happens if you die overseas?
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We all hope it never happens but the sad truth is that sometimes, a holiday ends in tragedy. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, approximately 1,300 Australians … Read More

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