Singapore Travel Insurance Solved with Budget Direct
One of the top tourist destinations in the world, Singapore has much to offer, from ancient temples to towering skyscrapers. Known for its’ immaculate standards of cleanliness, Singapore is sure to impress with its’ eco-friendly attitude, bustling nightlife, and top-of-the-line shopping centres.
Cancellations and delays
Cover for cancellation fees and lost deposits on prepaid travel, accommodation, meals, tours and activities, and visas if your trip is cancelled due to an insured event; and travel delay expenses.
Overseas medical and hospital expenses
Unlimited amount for emergency medical, dental, surgical and hospital treatment and ambulance costs if you suffer an illness or injury on your international trip (excluding pregnancy and childbirth).
Pre-existing medical conditions
Cover for 27 pre-existing medical conditions.
Travel documents, credit cards and traveller's cheques
Cover for replacing your passport, visas, travel money cards, traveller's cheques and credit cards if they're lost, stolen or damaged.
Rental vehicle insurance excess
Cover for any hire-car excess you become liable to pay as a result of the car being damaged or stolen.
Luggage and personal effects
Cover for the cost of repairing, replacing or reimbursing you for your belongings if they're lost, stolen or damaged.
Personal liability cover
Legal liability cover in case you accidentally injure someone else or damage or lose someone else's property during your trip.
All four of our international travel insurance policies cover cruises, including those within Australian waters (our Domestic policy does not cover cruises).
Health and safety concerns for Singapore
Don’t get caught unprepared, check out these handy hints for your travels in Singapore.
Don’t travel in large groups, public demonstrations are illegal in Singapore. You will need a police permit if you’re gathering four or more people together in public.
Use insect repellent and mosquito nets to avoid nasty bites that can lead to Zika virus and Dengue Fever.
By staying aware of your surroundings, dressing like a local and carrying small amounts of cash, you’ll make yourself less of a target for thieves.
Law and order
Severe penalties can be enforced for crimes committed in Singapore, including corporal punishment and the death penalty. Singapore also has strict laws regarding “outrage of modesty”, which refers to public behaviour between men and women as well as inappropriate language and touching.
Everyday actions in Australia can be classified as serious offences in Singapore, so it’s important to know what behaviours and actions aren’t allowed. Chewing gum, smoking in public places, spitting and littering are some of the offences that can get you into trouble.
Am I covered for riding scooters
and motorbikes in Singapore?
To be covered for claims on a two and three wheeled motor vehicle you must comply with the following conditions:
- As the driver or passenger you must wear a helmet (this is irrespective of the law of the country you are in)
As the Driver:
- You must hold a driving licence appropriate for the country you are in and
- If using a motorcycle rated 125cc or higher, you must hold a current and valid licence required for driving the equivalent rated motorcycle in Australia.
What to do before you leave for Singapore
Knowing what to do before you leave on holiday can help ease out any potential bumps in the road.
Make sure you’ve had your Hepatitis A and Typhoid shots 4-8 weeks before you leave.
Overseas medical and emergency assistance
With Budget Direct travel insurance, you get access to a worldwide, 24/7 network of medical and emergency assistance providers.
These include multilingual medical and travel specialists, including about 500 doctors in 34 countries.
Frequently asked questions
What happens if my trip return date changes and I need to extend my policy?
To extend your trip email us on email@example.com or call us on 1800 444 424 Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm AEST as soon as you know you need to extend your trip and within two days of your policy expiring. Additional premium may be charged. Your policy can only be extended once, and only up to a maximum combined duration of 12 months.
Budget Direct Annual Multi-Trip covers you up to 30 days for each trip you take in a 12 month period. If your trip is for longer than 30 days then you will need to purchase an additional travel insurance policy.
Is cover provided for high-value items such as personal computers, video recorders and cameras?
We provide cover for personal computers, video recorders, mobile phones and cameras (except under Budget Direct Last Minute Cover). See the table of benefits in the Product Disclosure Statement for limits applicable for your level of cover.
What’s not covered?
We do not cover certain situations and circumstances, including:
- failure to get relevant inoculations or vaccinations
- errors or omissions in your travel bookings
- incidents involving drugs or alcohol
- loss of luggage and personal effects left unattended
- countries listed as ‘Do not travel’ on the federal government’s Smartraveller website
- certain pre-existing medical conditions
- medical expenses incurred in Australia (which are already covered by Medicare or your private health insurer).
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