Contagious Diseases Series: Dengue Fever
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Dengue Fever is a viral illness which is common in tropical areas. Symptoms of Dengue Fever can range in severity with a mild case feeling like a dose of the … 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

Volunteering – is it covered by travel insurance?
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Volunteering overseas is an admirable thing to do. Whether teaching English, building infrastructure or helping animals, there is a real sense of achievement in making a difference to someone’s life. … Read More