Travel prepared with RACV Travel Insurance

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Alice Piper

Posted November 30, 2021

International travel looks significantly different than it did in 2019 – Here’s how RACV Travel Insurance can help protect you when travelling overseas.

The last two years have shown that when travelling during a pandemic, we need to be prepared for our plans to change with a moment’s notice.

Things like government border closures, lockdowns, quarantine requirements and the Do Not Travel Warning list mean flexibility is key when it comes to booking a holiday, as well as protecting ourselves from things like travel-related financial loss.

Comprehensive Travel Insurance has been a vital part of consumer travel protection for some time. However, the height of COVID-19 in Australia, which forced the cancellation of almost all travel bookings, not only highlighted the importance of protecting holiday plans with Travel Insurance, but the need for these policies to evolve to meet new consumer needs and a dynamic travel environment.

And while fully vaccinated Australians are free to travel overseas from November 1st, 2021 without an exemption, Travel Insurance is now more important than ever – particularly upgraded policies designed to better protect travellers during the pandemic.

RACV EGM Leisure, Craig Peachey says that while consumers may be cautious to book international travel in the age of COVID-19, they can do so with more confidence thanks to RACV Travel Insurance which now includes limited COVID-19 benefits.

“RACV Travel Insurance’s new COVID-19 benefits are designed to give consumers a level of protection and added peace of mind to book and enjoy international travel."

“Overseas travel is intrinsic to the Australian way of life and many have missed the thrill of discovering new countries, cities and cultures. We’re excited to help more travellers realise their dreams and achieve their bucket lists through the RACV Travel Insurance upgraded Comprehensive and Domestic plans.” 

Best of all for those keen to jet off, RACV Members currently receive 15% off RACV Travel Insurance.

Discover RACV Travel Insurance COVID-19 benefits below and visit RACV for more information.

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RACV Travel Insurance Covid-19 benefits

The cover includes an #unlimited dollar value benefit of overseas hospital and emergency expenses if:

  • You're diagnosed with COVID-19 during your trip and need to quarantine and/or are hospitalised.
  • Your travel companion is diagnosed with COVID-19 during your trip and your travel is disrupted.

There is also a cancellation benefit of #$3,500 per insured adult on the highest level of cover if:

  • You need to cancel your trip before you leave because you’re diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • You need to cut your trip short due to your diagnosis of COVID-19.
  • You need to cancel your trip before you leave because your relative is hospitalised with COVID-19.
  • If you are a health care worker and your employer cancels your trip to attend a COVID-19 emergency.

RACV Travel Insurance also offers limited cover for additional expenses, pets, special events and travel delay, as well as some additional benefits that apply to Australia and New Zealand only.

There are a number things to consider if you’re looking to book an overseas travel experience, like border settings, quarantine requirements, airline requirements, local rules in your destination country and whether it requires compulsory insurance cover – all things that can change at short notice.

So before you book your long-overdue overseas travel, do your research into your destination country and what the travel requirements are, and read the  RACV Travel Insurance policy and consider if this is the right cover for you.

RACV Travel Insurance can help give you the confidence to travel overseas.
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Disclaimer: # Limits, Sub-Limits, Terms and Conditions and Exclusions may apply.

The information provided is general advice only. Before making any decisions please consider your own circumstances and the Product Disclosure Statement and Target Market Determinations. For copies, visit RACV Travel Insurance issued by Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd ABN 80 000 438 291 AFSL 246 548. Terms & conditions apply, refer to the PDS. Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) Ltd AR 001243563 is an authorised representative of the issuer and receives commission for each policy sold or renewed.