Why do you need Travel Insurance for Australia?
Travel insurance for Australia offers coverage covers you for unexpected medical bills while you are on holiday and cancellation costs before you go. This type of insurance offers you support for any related unnecessary complications that could arise when you’re on holiday.
It’s time that you travelled with the UK’s most trusted Travel Insurance provider1.
Comprehensive cover when travelling to Australia
From scuba diving to Sydney, Australia has plenty to offer. It tops many people’s travel wish lists as it promises an abundance of once in a lifetime experiences. Whether you’re travelling to the depths of the outback or switching from city to city – it’s essential that you have comprehensive cover.
While UK residents travelling on a British passport are entitled to subsidised health services from Medicare Australia for emergency medical treatment, it is limited. The scheme does not cover pre-existing conditions or treatment that does not require prompt attention. If you are not eligible for the schemet emergency health care can be expensive, with an air ambulance costing up to $4898AUS and up to $10,475 AUS for a helicopter. While the scheme is useful, you cannot solely rely on it.
When travelling to Australia, it’s also important to consider any cancellation costs you may incur should your long-haul flight get cancelled. With flights to Sydney costing around £638, it’s worth protecting your travel investment. After all, since the pandemic, we are all too aware of how quickly things can change.
At AllClear, we have provided specialist medical travel insurance for over 20 years. Our policies include:
- Coronavirus cover that has been rated ‘Superior’ by a leading independent UK consumer champion
- All pre-existing medical conditions considered
- Flexible options with no upper age limit
How to choose the right level of cover for Australia
Below are the key benefits that you’ll want to be included with the policy you choose:
Emergency medical expenses – No one wants their holiday spoilt by large unexpected medical bills. This will help cover you should the worse happen while you’re away.
Repatriation to the UK – will cover the costs of medical transport from your holiday destination back to the UK.
Cancellation and Curtailment – cancellations can occur. While devastating, it’s best to be covered. Cancellation cover will help you with costs should you have to cancel or cut short your trip.
At AllClear, you can have peace of mind knowing that with our branded policies – you’ll be covered for:
- Ambulance costs
- Cost of return flight
- Cancellation* and Curtailment
- Cost of emergency medical treatment
If you choose an AllClear branded policy, you’ll also have enhanced covid cover included for FREE. Discover the benefits below:
Enhanced Covid-19 Travel Insurance for Australia
More people than ever before recognise the importance of travel insurance. 40%2 of those surveyed over the age of 50 claim that travel insurance is more important to them now compared to before the Coronavirus pandemic.
So, if you choose to travel to Australia, join the many people that are enjoying the benefits of having enhanced corvid cover in place.
Chris Rolland, AllClear CEO, states that: “At AllClear, we are in the business of making travel safe, and ensuring that people of all ages living with medical conditions can also enjoy the freedom of travel, while being fully covered and supported.”
To ensure your trip goes smoothly; there are a few things we recommend:
- Be aware that Australia still has restrictive entry requirements and border measures; stay up to date by checking the FCDO website.
- Check the ‘Traffic Light System‘ for quarantine requirements on return to the UK.
- Buy quality travel insurance for Australia that includes enhanced COVID-19 cover.
Benefits of AllClear Cover
|Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs||Up to £10m||Up to £15m||Up to £15m|
|Cancellation* and Curtailment||Up to £2k||Up to £15k||Up to £25k|
|Extended cover||30 days FREE||30 days FREE||30 days FREE|
|Friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19||Up to £2k||Up to £2k||Up to £2k|
|Travel Delay||Up to £100||Up to £350||Up to £500|
|Cost of return flight due to COVID-19|
|Personal Belongings||Up to £2k||Up to £2.5k||Up to £3k|
|Personal liability||Up to £2m||Up to £2m||Up to £2m|
|Legal protection cover||Up to £50k||Up to £50k||Up to £100k|
|* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover|
|All these figures are per person and per trip|
Will you be covered if you’re travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic?
There are three things to check so that you can make sure you're covered:
- You must be fit to travel
- The FCDO must NOT have advised against travel to your destination - check the FCDO travel advice
- You must follow the local government advice for your destination, checking and following their guidelines and entry requirements
You can then be covered for emergency medical expenses and cancellation for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, with AllClear travel insurance with enhanced Coronavirus cover. Existing policyholders should read our Frequently Asked Questions if your trip is affected by Covid-19.
UK’s No.1 for travel insurance3
Discover why 99%4 of customers would recommend us to family and friends…
“I was referred to All Clear Travel Insurance by a contact at the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) website. Both BIBA and All Clear Travel Insurance personnel were extremely patient and helpful in sorting out my difficult travel requirements in this Covid age. I’ve ended up with a reasonably priced policy that covers me for Covid as well as my long stay requirements in Australia. Now I can travel safely in the knowledge that if I test positive for Covid before I set off, my flight costs are covered.” – Charlotte.
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Simple 3 step quote process
1. Call us or click a quote button on our siteOnce you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.
2. Complete our simple medical screening processYou then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.
3. Get your quotesYou will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage.
Frequently asked questions
Can you go to Australia in 2021?
Australia has had one of the toughest lockdowns throughout the pandemic. Its borders remain closed to most travellers. However, some travellers are exempt from restrictions.
If you’re hoping to visit Australia, make sure you prepare to meet all of the ‘entry requirements‘ a few weeks in advance.
What documents do you need to travel to Australia from the UK?
To travel to Australia, you will need a valid passport and the appropriate Visa. You can check which Visa you need from the Australian Department of Home Affairs.
Visa applications are currently being assessed based on current border measures and individual circumstances.
You may also need a certificate for yellow fever, depending on where you’ve travelled to Australia from. For more information, you can visit the TravelHealthPro website.
Lastly, travel insurance is is essential for peace of mind and safe travels. If you’re looking for comprehensive coronavirus cover, AllClear can help. Simply give us a call or quote online.
What is a good price for Travel Insurance to Australia?
There are plenty of cheap policies in the market. However, not all of them will offer you the right level of cover. It’s more important to look out for value for money.
At AllClear, we consider all pre-existing medical conditions, offering cover for those of all ages for a great price. Most importantly, we include enhanced covid cover for FREE with all AllClear branded policies, while other providers charge extra.
Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear
2 Based on the AllClear summer survey July 2021, 1440 respondents.
3 Ranked first Overall for Travel Insurance on SmartMoneyPeople.com from over 14,300 independent customer reviews on 27/01/2021.
4 Based on 166 AllClear customers surveyed in April 2021
 Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 25,000 reviews as of May 2021.