Depending on your insurer, you can get travel insurance that covers costs resulting from or related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Depending on your level of cover, some of these COVID 19 related expenses can include trip cancellations, medical expenses, quarantine accommodation and more.
However, it’s important to remember that every policy has inclusions, exclusions, limits and sub-limits listed in your Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) that apply to your cover.
If you’re unprepared for it, you or your travelling companion testing positive for coronavirus can significantly impact your travel plans. Rather than risk paying thousands out of pocket for COVID-19-related expenses, having travel insurance with COVID-19 cover can help give you peace of mind on your trip.
With COVID-19 cover part of your travel insurance you can relax knowing that you’re covered even if you fall.
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2 Smartraveller.gov.au. CHOICE travel insurance buying guide: COVID-19 edition. Last updated July 2022. Accessed August 2022.
3 Department of Health and Aged Care, Australian Government. Cruise Travel. Last updated May 2022. Accessed August 2022.