Do I need travel insurance to travel during COVID-19?

It's up to you to decide whether you need travel insurance. 
Fast Cover offer travel insurance policies with the option of adding the Optional COVID-19 Pack to the policy, which can provide cover for COVID-19 related events, including cover for your medical expenses if you contract COVID-19 while overseas, and also your cancellation costs for your pre-booked accommodation if you can't continue travelling as a result. This pack is only available when certain criteria is met. This is based on destination, duration, age and medical history. You will see the  Optional COVID-19 Pack as an option during your quote if you are eligible.

Whether or not you purchase the Optional COVID-19 Pack with your policy, the usual policy benefits apply, such as cover for cancellation expenses and lost deposits for unexpected illness or injury such as a broken bone from a fall that prevents you from travelling.

Our emergency assistance team are available 24/7 to help you if you need it. This assistance is offered to you regardless of whether your claim is related to COVID-19. 
Our experienced team of Australian-based doctors, nurses and case managers can help you: 
  • Locate the nearest hospitals and clinics with COVID-19 testing facilities; 
  • Make appointments with local medical practitioners in a foreign country; 
  • Find embassies and consulates, and liaise with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT); and 
  • Notify your loved ones and work colleagues if necessary. 
Please note that the provision of any assistance by our emergency assistance team doesn’t mean that your claim will be paid. If you are feeling unwell during your trip If you are experiencing respiratory difficulties, fever like symptoms or are just feeling unwell, please contact our 24/7 emergency assistance team as soon as possible at: While in Australia on 02 8320 7999; or while overseas +61 2 8320 7999. For more information refer to our Travel Advisory on COVID-19.

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