columbusColumbus Direct is a leading international travel insurance provider.  Established in the UK in 1988, Columbus was the first company to sell travel insurance direct to the consumer, cutting out the middle man and saving customers up to 60% in the process.  Over 20 years later Columbus now has offices in Australia, South Africa and the UK and has covered more than 15 million travellers worldwide.   Columbus has a reputation for putting customers first and has won multiple awards for its products and customer service including holding the highest rating for international travel insurance from Australian independent ratings agency CANSTAR.

  • Specialists in Travel Insurance
  • Launched in Australia more than 10 years ago
  • Holder of 5-Star Outstanding Value Award from CANSTAR
  • In-house call centre team based at our Sydney offices
  • Global presence with more than 20 years’ experience

Columbus Direct policy benefits

Columbus Direct provides a range of great-value travel insurance policies to Australian residents. Policies provide cover for:

  • Overseas Medical Expenses and Emergency Repatriation
  • Cancellation & Curtailment
  • Personal Baggage
  • Delayed Baggage
  • Personal Money & Travel Documents
  • Personal Accident Benefit
  • Personal Liability
  • Legal Advice & Expenses
  • Daily Hospital Cash Allowance
  • Travel Delay
  • Missed Departure
  • Rental Vehicle Excess Wavier
  • Catastrophe

Why choose Columbus Direct

  • 5-Star rating for outstanding value international travel insurance (from ratings agency Canstar Cannex)
  • Access to a professional, worldwide 24/7 medical emergency assistance helpline
  • Available to expats and non-citizens; you simply have to have been resident in Australia for at least the past 3 months
  • Policies available to those up to age 84; and up to 74 for Annual Multi-Trip policies
  • Standard and Premier cover options to meet your needs
  • Buy online in only 5 minutes and receive your insurance certificate right away via email
  • Option to talk to a real person at our Sydney Call Centre – call during office hours to set up a policy at the same low price
  • All your personal data is processed using a secure connection certified by Geotrust

Always read the Product Disclosure Statement for each policy before making a decision to buy.