Annual Travel Insurance with COVID inclusions

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Jmb

Member since 20 Sep 2019

Total posts 8

Hello, does anyone have any information or advice on sourcing annual unlimted trips travel insurance including covid at the moment please?

Thank you very much in advance for any ideas or suggestions

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,118

Hi Jmb, there are a few offering COVID cover these days, with Covermore being one of many.

It's not valid in 'do not travel' destinations overseas though (per Smartraveller), which currently counts everywhere in the world except for New Zealand (and the medical cover doesn't apply in Australia, as is standard of travel insurance policies, given the availability of Medicare and private health).

Phil Young

Qantas

Member since 22 Oct 2012

Total posts 204

We can currently get domestic annual travel insurance policies with Covermore. When we are allowed to travel internationally, keep in mind those countries with which we have reciprocal Medicare agreements, including NZ, UK, Norway, Ireland, Belgium, Finland, and several more totalling 11 countries. Health cover is easily your most important insurance.

Jmb

Member since 20 Sep 2019

Total posts 8

Originally Posted by Chris Chamberlin

Hi Jmb, there are a few offering COVID cover these days, with Covermore being one of many.

It's not valid in 'do not travel' destinations overseas though (per Smartraveller), which currently counts everywhere in the world except for New Zealand (and the medical cover doesn't apply in Australia, as is standard of travel insurance policies, given the availability of Medicare and private health).

thank you very much Chris. yes i have looked in to this one but am trying to find one that will cover me for travel which i need to do but cannot leave until i have insurance. maybe the Emirates is insurance coupled with AMEX or other card insurance will have to suffice. Thank you very much for your help

Jmb

Member since 20 Sep 2019

Total posts 8

Originally Posted by Phil Young

We can currently get domestic annual travel insurance policies with Covermore. When we are allowed to travel internationally, keep in mind those countries with which we have reciprocal Medicare agreements, including NZ, UK, Norway, Ireland, Belgium, Finland, and several more totalling 11 countries. Health cover is easily your most important insurance.

Thank you very much Phil for your answer. I am needing international and note that my normal multi trip annual insurance is not valid as, like Covermore, is currently not including any where for DO NOT TRAVEL which for australians is everywhere except NZ. Thank you for the extra info about the reciprocal medicare info for those countries, i knew of UK but not all the other ones. that is excellent for future knowledge, thank you

AnthonySyudney

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Oct 2016

Total posts 6

Travel insurance policies have gone through the roof.

Previous to Covid 19 I was paying on average $695.00 for an annual travel insurance policy offered through Qantas bookings.

Tried to purchase the same annual policy again through Qantas bookings. Policy was being provided by NIB this year again. Cost of annual Travel Insurance policy had increased to $4,500.00.

Jmb

Member since 20 Sep 2019

Total posts 8

Originally Posted by AnthonySyudney

Travel insurance policies have gone through the roof.

Previous to Covid 19 I was paying on average $695.00 for an annual travel insurance policy offered through Qantas bookings.

Tried to purchase the same annual policy again through Qantas bookings. Policy was being provided by NIB this year again. Cost of annual Travel Insurance policy had increased to $4,500.00.

Wow, that is crazy. I have found many others that are still very reasonable but not inclusive of COVID. I had also seen NIB direct and their premium was nowhere near this rate. it might be worth having a look directly with them

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