Guide to travel insurance

Learn all there is to know about overseas travel insurance from lowering your premium, making a claim to getting the best quote for your trip.

5 common mistakes to avoid when buying travel insurance

5 common mistakes to avoid when buying travel insurance

Especially in our post-pandemic world, travel insurance has become a necessary item in our luggage. With the right level of cover, you could be financially protected from all kinds of misadventures either locally or overseas. Talk about travellin’ in style!

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Pets on vacation: what’s the best travel insurance for your pet?

Pets on vacation: what’s the best travel insurance for your pet?

Great news this week! Pets are allowed in plane cabins thanks to a new Australian law, huzzah. Break out the carrier and shiny collar: it’s time to travel in style.

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Travel vaccinations

Travel vaccinations

If we’ve learnt anything from the pandemic, it’s that vaccines are largely seen as a key way of defending yourself against existing diseases. While in Australia, emerging cases of preventable diseases like polio are nothing more than a historical footnote, unfortunately some countries are still facing endemic outbreaks.

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What travel documents do I need? Pre-trip checklist

What travel documents do I need? Pre-trip checklist

A scene: you’re packing your luggage, excited to go, but then freeze in cold panic. “Wait, what have I forgotten?”

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Understanding the PDS: What travel insurance terms and conditions are telling you

Understanding the PDS: What travel insurance terms and conditions are telling you

Heck yes, the borders are open! We’re talkin’ beaches. We’re talkin’ mountains. We’re talkin’ not here. Overseas travel is back, baby!

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Top 8 traveller stereotypes: What kind of traveller are you?

Top 8 traveller stereotypes: What kind of traveller are you?

Australians love to travel. In fact, we’ll go virtually anywhere and everywhere in the pursuit of adventure. It’s a testament to our diverse mixture of cultures and varying ways of life.

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Top 7 Easter destinations: Australia & abroad

Top 7 Easter destinations: Australia & abroad

Do you smell that? That slightly sweet scent with a hint of cinnamon? That’s the smell of supermarkets lining the shelves, long before they need to, with fresh hot cross buns. That can only mean one thing: Easter 2022 is coming.

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No Time to Die: The ultimate James Bond travel guide

No Time to Die: The ultimate James Bond travel guide

The latest Bond blockbuster to hit the big-screen takes us around the globe in the way only a Bond film can: spectacular danger in spectacular locations. No Time to Die (2021) is the 25th instalment of the franchise’s 60 year run.

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Where to find Dune-inspired travel destinations without leaving your home planet

Where to find Dune-inspired travel destinations without leaving your home planet

As far as interplanetary sci-fi goes, Dune (2021) boasts an incredible grandeur when it comes to locations. Whether it's the lush, cool, and oceanic planet of Caladan, or the harsh, red sandscape of Arrakis, it’s hard to look past the natural beauty of the film’s settings - even if it is, at times, an eerie beauty.

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Domestic travel insurance: A guide to travel insurance for Australia

Domestic travel insurance: A guide to travel insurance for Australia

Holidays are once again on the horizon. It’s an exciting time whether you’re travelling at home or abroad, but before you set out on a long-awaited adventure around Australia, you may want to consider travel insurance options.

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What happens if I forget to buy travel insurance before leaving Australia?

What happens if I forget to buy travel insurance before leaving Australia?

Travel insurance is the cherry on top of many people’s holiday plans. It takes some of the financial risk away from travelling – whether it's to cover for medical costs, lost baggage or even cancelling your trip. But when you’re busy packing, booking flights, and dreaming of sunset cocktails, this important piece of the puzzle can sometimes be overlooked.

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Mental health and travel insurance report 2018: The comprehensive guide on who offers cover and how you can get it

Mental health and travel insurance report 2018: The comprehensive guide on who offers cover and how you can get it

Australia - we’re a nation of travellers. In fact, 10.5 million of us made short trips overseas between November 2016 and 2017 according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. But whether it’s a short jaunt across the Tasman to visit our Kiwi neighbours or a more extensive trip through Europe, we often rely on travel insurance as a cost-effective way to safeguard our belongings, our travel plans and our health while we’re overseas.

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 Smartphone Travel Insurance Guide

Smartphone Travel Insurance Guide

When it comes to travelling, packing your smartphone has become just as important as packing your passport. Since we’re so reliant on our tech sidekicks for everyday life, it’s important not to leave yourself stranded if something goes wrong overseas.

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Travel insurance FAQs - all your questions answered

Travel insurance FAQs - all your questions answered

When it comes to protecting your finances, personal belongings and most importantly your health on overseas trips, nothing beats travel insurance.

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Credit card travel insurance guide

Credit card travel insurance guide

Some credit cards (usually those among the premium range) come coupled with extra benefits, like travel insurance. Checking your eligibility can be as simple as getting in touch with your card provider.

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Seniors travel insurance: Travel insurance for over 55s

Seniors travel insurance: Travel insurance for over 55s

So you’re over 55, the kids have left the nest and you’ve finally converted their rooms to house the indoor Jacuzzi you’ve always dreamed of. Work was over long ago and you have what seems like hours in the day to do as you please. Is it time for a holiday? A very long one we hear you say! Let the adventure begin.

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Everything you need to know about travel insurance

Everything you need to know about travel insurance

A modern mantra: “If you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel."

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Backpackers travel insurance

Backpackers travel insurance

Backpacking: low-cost, high-reward. Whether you’re on a journey to ‘find yourself’, or just like the challenge of travelling with only the bare necessities, backpacking is an ever-popular mode of tourism for young and old.

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Snow travel insurance

Snow travel insurance

Keen to hit the slopes and carve up some fresh powder this snow season? Now that ski resorts are opening back up after the lockdowns rudely froze-over our winter getaway plans, heading to the snow might be number one on your priorities list. But what cover is available in the event that you or one of the crew come into contact with COVID-19?

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Top travel insurance tips

Top travel insurance tips

Finding the best travel insurance is about research and knowing what you're covered for. Here are some tips that will set any globetrotter in good stead:

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A guide to travel insurance for pregnancy

A guide to travel insurance for pregnancy

So, you’re creating life – good on you! While becoming a parent is certainly an exciting time in your life, pregnancy shouldn’t stop you from doing the things you love – including travelling.

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Travel insurance Vietnam

Travel insurance Vietnam

Vietnam, a land with a troubled past, but a vibrant future in tourism opportunities. From great food, to buzzing nightlife, and beaches dotted all along its coastline, this Southeast Asian nation has lots on offer.

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Travel insurance Asia

Travel insurance Asia

As Earth’s largest and most populous continent, Asia has it all. From sprawling landscapes to diverse cultures and deep, complex histories, there’s so much to explore and experience.

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Travel insurance South Africa

Travel insurance South Africa

Whatever’s calling you to South Africa, whether it be Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain, incredible natural scenery, and beaches, or even if you’re heading out of the major cities to spot some of the local wildlife on safari, there’s so much to see and do for travellers of every stripe.

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Gap year travel insurance

Gap year travel insurance

Are you planning on taking a gap year holiday? Brace yourself for the trip of a lifetime! Whether it’s an extended vacation in between studies, a breather before your first job, a much-needed career break or just a journey in self discovery, don’t forget to look for a suitable travel insurance policy to cover your adventures.

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Travel Insurance Canada

Travel Insurance Canada

Oh, Canada. Shining lakes, sweeping mountains, and vibrant cities: the neighbour to the north has it all.

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Travel insurance Japan

Travel insurance Japan

Japan: the Land of the Rising Sun, home to centuries-old castles and the latest in technological innovation. It’s also the birthplace of Pokemon, so my childhood is in eternal debt to the imagination of the Japanese.

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Travel insurance Europe

Travel insurance Europe

According to the United Nations, 44 countries make up the European continent. According to the bright-eyed, high school version of myself, there were about 4: Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, and Rome.

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Travel Insurance New Zealand

Travel Insurance New Zealand

Ah, New Zealand. A land of postcard-perfect scenery, of rugby legends, Maori culture, and one of the main filming locations of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. While we might be tempted to claim New Zealand as Australian territory, it’s truly a standalone destination.

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Travel insurance Singapore

Travel insurance Singapore

Singapore, also known as the ‘Garden City’–for its many parks and tree-lined streets–is one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations, especially for Australians.

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Travel insurance pre existing conditions

Travel insurance pre existing conditions

Travel insurance horror stories don’t only exist in the murky depths of online message boards, or grammatically-sinful Google reviews. We’ve all heard one at some point. Jerry went on a culinary journey through the French countryside, but ended up needing emergency heart surgery. When he went to claim the overseas medical expenses on his travel insurance, he found that a pre-existing condition which he didn’t declare left him with a rejected claim and a $100,000 hospital bill.

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Travel insurance USA

Travel insurance USA

The United States of America is a land of pop culture and modern-day mythology that attracts people from all over the world. From its sightseeing and historic landmarks, to its breathtaking natural beauty, the USA is a colourful and character-filled country.

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Family Travel Insurance

Family Travel Insurance

Did you know you can take your kiddly-winks with you on overseas holidays virtually for free?

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Travel insurance multi-trip

Travel insurance multi-trip

Did you even know that multi-trip insurance even existed? If you intend on traveling overseas more than once a year, then you certainly qualify for it. Sometimes referred to: Multi-travel or Annual Travel insurance, not only do you save money on your travel insurance, you’re saving valuable time researching while buying peace of mind.

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Travel insurance Australia

Travel insurance Australia

If you’re planning an overseas trip, chances are you’re swamped with choices when it comes to travel insurance. Since there are so many to choose from it can sometimes seem like a daunting and overwhelming experience, often leaving you uncertain about which one’s best.

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Cruise Travel Insurance

Cruise Travel Insurance

Exploring the world via its vast, blue oceans would have to be one of the most unique travel experiences available. Waking up with the sunrise to a brand new destination, exploring quaint coastal towns, tropical islands, and bustling harbour cities, all while getting close to new cultures, art and food. A cruise is a slower way to see the world, giving you time to really take it all in. It is, after all, where us Aussies took the word ‘cruisy’ from.

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Travel insurance UK

Travel insurance UK

The United Kingdom, home to the royal family, James Bond, scones with whipped-cream and jam, and the birthplace of (arguably) some of the most innovative music since we started plugging our guitars into amplifiers. From culture to country-side, the UK is a very popular destination for Australian travellers, being the fourth most visited country in 2019, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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Travel insurance Bali

Travel insurance Bali

Bread and butter; shoes and socks; Kath and Kim; Australians and a trip to Bali. It seems to be the natural order of things – Aussies love a pilgrimage to this Indonesian island.

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Worldwide travel insurance

Worldwide travel insurance

Worldwide travel! Wow! You've finally made it in your career, in your life and in your world! And when you purchase worldwide travel insurance, you get to see it all if you wish.

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Travel insurance India

Travel insurance India

India: one country, many names. Many people, too. With a population of almost 1.4 billion people, it’s the second largest country by population in the world. Drenched in myths, spirituality, and culture, India is a diverse land of discovery. Some people go to India for the food, some go for the culture, and some even go on a George-Harrison-esque journey to ‘find themselves’. But before you go buying your saree, or finding a bag big enough to carry your sitar, consider adding a travel insurance policy to your inventory.

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Buyer Beware: The Great Travel Insurance Rort

Buyer Beware: The Great Travel Insurance Rort

See the results of Mozo's mystery travel insurance shop and find out how to save on travel insurance .

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How to make a travel insurance claim

How to make a travel insurance claim

Things can go wrong on holidays, but travel insurance can help you recover your losses, such as unexpected medical costs, baggage that takes its own holiday, or even a surprise rental car.

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Travel insurance news

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11 ways to save for travel

Two years of lockdowns and closed borders have given many insatiable wanderlust. So if you find yourself scrolling holiday inspo or wistfully comparing travel insurance policies, let’s explore how to make your dream a reality.

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