Inbound Travel Insurance
Travel insurance for visitors to Australia
Planning a trip “Down Under”? We can protect your trip with our Inbound Plan, which provides travel insurance for non-Australian residents who are travelling to Australia.
When you’re a Cover-More inbound policyholder, you’re free to discover the wild beauty of Australia’s natural landscapes and soak up the culture in the capital cities knowing you’re protected from unexpected accidents or mishaps.
Ready to buy? You can get a free quote online now.
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What is inbound travel insurance?
In Australia, an inbound plan provides cover for non-Australian residents who plan to travel to Australia. Inbound travel insurance plans generally include similar benefits to international travel insurance policies, such as cover for medical and dental expenses, lost luggage and travel documents, accidental death, personal liability, and more.
Who can buy an inbound travel insurance plan?
Inbound travel insurance policies are available for purchase by non-Australian residents travelling to and within Australia. They are not suitable for Australian residents wanting to travel domestically.
As a Cover-More inbound policyholder, you are protected from the moment you leave your home, during your trip within Australia, and up until you return home overseas.
Our Cover-More Inbound Plan is also suitable for non-Australian residents who are travelling to Australia and visiting other destinations along the way if most of their trip is spent within Australia. So, if you’re visiting New Zealand, Indonesia, or any other destination on your way to or from Australia, we can cover your entire trip.
Our inbound travel insurance for tourists visiting Australia is available for travellers under the age of 70 at the time of buying the policy.
What does Cover-More’s inbound travel insurance include?
Our travel insurance for non-Australia residents travelling to Australia is designed to help protect you – and your finances – should something go wrong.
As a Cover-More inbound policyholder, you’ll not only receive cover for all our best travel insurance benefits, but you’ll also have access to our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team, who can help you when you need it most.
The benefits and maximum benefit limits of our Inbound Plan are:
|Limited cover applies. See PDS for full details.|
|Overseas Medical and Dental Expenses (outside of your home country)|
|Overseas medical expenses||$Unlimited~|
|Overseas emergency dental expenses||$2,000|
|Return of mortal remains||$50,000|
|Pet cat or dog boarding*||$300|
|Travel Services Provider Insolvency||$5,000|
|Amendment or Cancellation Costs*||$Cover chosen^|
|Upgrade: If your non-travelling relative or business partner becomes ill, injured, or dies||✓|
|Upgrade: If there are complications of pregnancy from the start of the 24th week up until the start of the 32nd week (or up to the start of the 28th week for a multiple pregnancy)^^||✓|
|An act of terrorism||✓|
|If your pet cat or dog becomes ill or injured or dies||✓|
|Dissolution of your relationship with your spouse or de facto||✓|
|Luggage and Travel Documents*||$15,000|
|Phone or smart watch - limit per item•||$1,500|
|Camera or video camera - limit per item•||$4,000|
|Laptop computer - limit per item•||$4,000|
|Tablet computer - limit per item•||$3,000|
|Drone (with or without camera) - limit per item•||$1,200|
|Artificial limb, removable dental appliance, dentures or medical device e.g., hearing aids, CPAP machine - limit per item•||$1,200|
|Jewellery or watch or any other item - limit per item•||$1,200|
|Delayed Luggage Allowance*||$1,100|
|Rental vehicle insurance excess||$5,000|
|Resumption of Journey||$3,000|
|Loss of Income*||$9,000†|
|Medical and Dental Expenses in Australia|
|Medical expenses in Australia||$1,000,000~|
|Emergency dental expenses in Australia||$2,000|
*Sub-limits apply. Please refer to the PDS for full policy conditions.
~Cover will not exceed 12 months from onset of the illness, condition, or injury.
^ Cover chosen applies per policy.
^^Conditions apply if you are aware of the pregnancy at the relevant time. For a single trip policy, relevant time means the time of issue of the policy and for an annual multi-trip policy it means the first time at which any part of the relevant trip is paid for or the time at which the policy is issued, whichever occurs last.
†Liability collectively for Loss of Income, Disability and Accidental Death is $45,000 on the Comprehensive+ Plan and $30,000 on the Comprehensive Plan.
•Item limit applies for any one item, set or pair of items including attached and unattached accessories. You may increase these item limits if you wish. See PDS for full details
For full details on the terms and conditions, sub-limits, and exclusions you should consider before you purchase an inbound policy, read the PDS.
If you’re ready to buy a policy, you can get a free quote online.
Yes, we have several options that allow you to vary your cover for your trip to Australia. This helps ensure you’re protected against covered scenarios related to the activities you’ll be participating in “Down Under”.
For an extra premium, you can include one or more of the below additional cover options to your policy during the quote process:
Please read the relevant sections in the PDS for full details on what each of our options to vary your inbound cover do and don’t cover.
At Cover-More, we also offer the option to choose the level of cancellation cover that best suits your trip, and if you’re travelling with valuable items, you can opt to increase your luggage limits Keep in mind an additional premium may apply.
Ready to protect your trip to Australia? Get a quote online.
How do I buy a Cover-More inbound travel insurance policy?
It only takes a few minutes to buy an inbound travel insurance policy from Cover-More if you’re a non-Australian resident. Before you buy, please ensure you’ve read the PDS to check this product is suitable for you.
To get an inbound travel insurance quote, visit our website’s homepage and locate the quote box.
Under “Where are you going?”, enter your destination as “Australia Inbound”, followed by the dates of your entire trip, the current ages of all travellers to be covered by the policy, and then select “No” where you’re asked if all travellers live in Australia before clicking “Get Quote”.
You will then be taken to the summary page, which allows you to adjust the levels of your cover for an additional premium, including the amount of excess you wish to pay should you make a claim, the level of cancellation coverage, and more.
You’ll then be asked to declare any existing medical conditions (EMCs) via our online health assessment. Should you wish to include coverage for any coverable EMCs, an additional premium may apply.
You’ll then be asked to agree to the policy terms and conditions before paying the premium. Your Certificate of Insurance will then be emailed to you, along with the PDS for safekeeping.
Do Cover-More inbound policies include cover for existing medical conditions?
Our Inbound Plan automatically covers a range of existing medical conditions (EMCs).
Visit our existing medical conditions page to find out what medical conditions we can automatically cover and the coverage criteria. Alternatively, you can refer to our Product Disclosure Statement for further information.
If your condition is not featured on this list or if your condition does not meet the criteria, there is no cover for any existing medical conditions.
Do Cover-More inbound policies include rental vehicle insurance excess cover?
Australia is a large country, and one of the best ways to experience its beauty is by road.
If you plan on hiring a rental vehicle during your trip to Australia, our Inbound Plan provides rental vehicle insurance excess cover of up to $5,000.
To find out what we do and don’t cover as part of our Inbound Plan’s rental vehicle insurance excess cover, please refer to the PDS.
Prefer to explore Australia on a motorcycle or moped? Check out our option to vary your cover to include motorcycle/moped riding.
Can I buy Cover-More’s inbound travel insurance for my working holiday in Australia?
Are you coming to Australia for a working holiday? Purchasing tourist insurance is an important part of preparing for a working holiday in Australia, as it can help protect your health and finances should something go wrong while you’re living and travelling abroad.
Our Cover-More inbound travel insurance policy can help protect your working holiday “Down Under” for up to 365 days from medical expenses, lost luggage or travel documents, and more. Limits, exclusions, and conditions apply so be sure to read the PDS for purchasing.
Still got questions about inbound travel insurance for visitors to Australia?
Good news: we’ve answered our customers’ FAQs about inbound travel insurance here.
If you’ve got a question you’d rather speak to our team about, you can call them during Australian business hours on +61 2 8907 5000 (from overseas) or 1300 72 88 22 (in Australia). Alternatively, please send us an email at [email protected].
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