Travel Insurance

Overseas travel can be an unforgettable experience. However a dream holiday could lead to financial ruin or even worse without proper travel insurance.

Luckily, arranging travel insurance can be easy and you can get a cheap Travel Insurance quote online in less than 1 minute. Some go overseas without ever having considered obtaining travel insurance, but the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade strongly advises that all Australians take out travel insurance before going overseas, and with good reason.

Your travel insurance should cover medical expenses for injury or illness, as well as theft of valuables, damage to baggage, and cancellations or interruptions to flight plans. Medical costs overseas can be in the tens of thousands of dollars and many families have been burdened financially in paying these costs when things go wrong.

An example is one young Australian holidaying in the US who permitted his travel insurance policy to expire just a few days before he was due to fly home. In the simple act of crossing a road, he was hit by a car and suffered head injuries. He was admitted unconscious to the intensive care unit of the hospital and needed sophisticated care until he was able to be transported back to Australia.

The cost to the family for the evacuation alone was $80,000 and they had to take out a second mortgage on their home to raise the funds. For peace of mind and knowing that should misfortune befall you while you’re overseas your travel insurance will make sure you’re well looked after. Get a quick, cheap Budget Direct Travel Insurance quote online.