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

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

Wild Monkey Risk: How to avoid being attacked
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If you’re going to Bali, you probably plan to visit the Ubud Monkey Forest. In fact, you can pretty much see a wild monkey in most Asian countries … and … Read More

Pregnancy: Is it covered by travel insurance?
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Pregnancy is an exciting time in a couple’s life and it heralds massive lifestyle changes ahead. For some couples, pregnancy leads to thoughts of a babymoon – a sneaky trip … Read More

Vaping Overseas:  Is it legal?
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Vaping is becoming more popular as smokers turn away from cigarettes and focus on vaping devices and E-cigarettes. If you’re into vaping, it’s important to research your destinations to make … Read More

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