Contagious Diseases Series: Cholera
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Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal illness caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.  Left untreated, it can cause death within a matter of hours. Cholera, which causes severe diarrhoea and dehydration, … Read More

Civil Unrest: What you need to know
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Civil unrest can happen anytime, anywhere. There’s no doubt that civil unrest can impact your travel plans and it’s important to understand the risks and how your travel insurance might … Read More

Compulsory Travel Insurance:  Which countries?
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Compulsory travel insurance is becoming more common these days with some countries denying entry in cases where the traveller is uninsured. It can be a little tricky too as some … 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

Smartraveller Travel Warnings Explained
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The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) provides travel advices for more than 170 countries on their smartraveller website. Did you know that the level of the smartraveller … 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

Denied Entry: Your rights & responsibilities
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For many people, being denied entry at the Immigration counter is one of their worst travel nightmares. Have you ever thought about what happens if you are denied entry into a … Read More

Privacy: Important Info for Travellers
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The Privacy Act 1988 is Commonwealth legislation which regulates the manner in which certain organisations collect, use and disclose personal information. Compliance with privacy legislation is mandatory for insurance companies. … Read More

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

Delayed Baggage Compensation
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Delayed baggage is a right royal pain in the “you-know-where”. If you’ve ever had to deal with delayed baggage after a long haul flight, you know just how true this … Read More

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