What’s covered by Essential Travel Insurance?
Overseas medical and hospital expenses
Unlimited amount for overseas emergency medical and hospital expenses (excluding pregnancy and childbirth).
Cancellation and amendment fees
Cancellation fees and lost deposits on pre-paid travel, accommodation, meals, etc. if your trip is cancelled due to an insured event (e.g. an unforeseen injury or illness), up to $12,500.
Extra travel, accommodation and meals expenses if your trip is disrupted or you have to return home early due to an insured event, up to $12,500.
Upgrade your cover
For an additional premium, you can add one or both of the following optional extras to your policy:
Halve your excess from the standard $200 to $100; or choose to have no excess.
How do I add these optional extras to my policy?
You can add one or both of these optional extras when you get a quote and buy a policy.
If you’ve already bought a policy, you can add Snow Sports Cover only. To do this, call us on 1800 444 424 or log into your online account and edit your policy — before you leave on your trip and within 14 days of the purchase date.
Overseas medical and emergency assistance
Budget Direct travel insurance gives you access to a worldwide, 24/7 network of 75,000+ medical and emergency assistance providers.
These include hospitals, medical centres, air ambulance providers, and air charter companies.
Get a quote
Whether you want cover for just the basics or a policy with lots of bells and whistles, we’ve got a wide selection of travel insurance for you to pick from.
Get a travel insurance quote online in 30 seconds or call us on 1800 444 424.
Frequently asked questions
What does travel insurance cover?
Travel insurance can cover the financial costs of a wide range of unforeseen accidents or incidents on your trip.
Among the most important benefits provided by Budget Direct travel insurance are:
- Overseas medical and hospital expenses – an unlimited amount for the cost of unforeseen emergency medical and hospital treatment overseas (excluding pregnancy and childbirth). Read more
- Cancellation and amendment fees – the cost of pre-paid travel, accommodation, etc. in case you’re forced to call off or reschedule your trip due to an insured event (e.g. an unforeseen illness or injury). (Does not apply to Last Minute cover.) Read more
- Luggage and personal effects – the cost of repairing, replacing or reimbursing you for your belongings if they are lost, stolen or damaged (sub-limits apply).
- Additional expenses – extra travel, accommodation and meals expenses – over and above what you budgeted for – if your trip is disrupted or cut short due to an insured event.
For full details, including the terms, conditions, limits and exclusions that apply, please read the product disclosure statement.
Does travel insurance cover trip cancellation?
Can I get travel insurance if I have a pre-existing medical condition?
Budget Direct travel insurance covers 27 pre-existing health conditions.
If your pre-existing medical condition is not one we cover, you can still be covered for claims (including overseas medical and hospital expenses) not related to your condition.
How many people can be covered under one travel insurance policy?
With Budget Direct, you can get cover for up to 10 travellers on the one policy.
Can travel insurance be extended?
Yes – as long as you contact us at least three days before your single-trip policy expires, you can extend your cover – just once, and for a maximum total duration of 12 months (90 days for travellers aged 66 to 100).
An Annual Multi-Trip policy is effective for 12 months, however each trip must last 30 days or less (if you plan on taking a longer trip, you’ll need to purchase another, single-trip policy).
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