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Travel Insurance for Incidents Related to Hijacking

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Cover if your public transport is hijacked and you’re detained

The risk of hijacking can be a prominent concern for many people travelling abroad.

Should you be travelling on a means of public transport that is hijacked using violence or the threat of violence while you’re in transit and your detained, our Premium Plan and Inbound Plan can offer cover if you have been held captive whilst travelling.

For full details on our hijacking benefit, please refer to our full PDS or continue reading below to understand our current coverage, effective 31 March 2021.

Don’t want to take the financial risk of your journey being disrupted by unexpected events such as hijacking? Get a free travel insurance quote online or call our Cover-More team on 1300 72 88 22.

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Understanding our hijacking benefit

Hijacking is an uncommon event, however, should the unthinkable happen while you’re in transit during a trip it helps to know there’s cover provided on your travel insurance policy. If you’re detained on a means of public transport because it’s been hijacked by a person using violence or threat of violence, Cover-More travel insurance provides cover for $1,000 for each 24-hour period you are forcibly detained by the hijackers.

Please note the maximum benefit limit for Cover-More’s hijacking benefit is:

Premium Plan $5,000
Medical Only Plan No cover
Domestic Plan No cover
Domestic Cancellation Plan No cover
Inbound Plan $2,000

Please also refer to our General Exclusions and Policy Conditions.

Want to speak to our team about hijacking cover? Give the Cover-More travel insurance team a call on 1300 72 88 22. Or if you’re ready to purchase travel insurance policy, get a quote online now.


The information on this page relates to the Direct Cover-More travel insurance product effective 31 March 2021.