Why do I need Travel Insurance?

For most, travel is a wonderful experience, and though we don’t plan for things to go wrong, unfortunately sometimes they will. Academy Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We work with the major Australian travel insurance
providers. Regular travellers should also investigate annual policies. Comprehensive  insurance is a ‘must have’ for pre-paid group travel.

Apart from covering you for things that might happen while you are away, a travel insurance policy may cover you for pre-departure cancellation, which would cover you when you have paid in advance for a tour. Travel insurance allows you to travel with peace of mind and can assist with those unexpected overseas medical & dental costs, amendment or cancellation costs, luggage and travel documents including lost or stolen passports.

The Department of Foreign Affairs handles over 20,000 cases a year involving Australians in difficulty overseas. Unfortunately, not all of these cases involve travellers covered by travel insurance. Travellers who are not covered by insurance are personally liable for covering incurred medical and associated costs. The cost of travel insurance depends upon the country you are travelling to, the length of time you are travelling, your age and any pre-existing medical conditions you (or a dependent relative) may have.

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