Before your trip, check to see if there are current travel alerts for your destination – you can also view the latest government advice.
Gaza−Israel conflict: For travellers in, or planning on travelling to, Israel or the Palestinian Territories, please see our travel alert with more information.

Is Asthma Covered? | Travel Insurance Direct (TID)

Asthma is automatically covered, provided that at the time you buy your policy, you:

  • are under the age of 60;
  • have no other known or underlying respiratory conditions (including Sleep apnoea);
  • haven't required cortisone medication, except taken by inhaler or puffer; and
  • haven't required hospitalisation for asthma in the last two years, including as an outpatient. 

Other helpful information

If you don't satisfy the above criteria to be automatically covered for asthma, you are welcome to contact nib Travel Insurance who offer a medical screening assessment for existing medical conditions on travel insurance policies.

You must do this before your Certificate of Insurance can be issued.  The nib team will be able to assist you with a quote for cover.

Assessment of your existing medical condition is available online during the purchasing process or over the phone. You may ring 1300 410 272 to be assessed; just have details of your medical history ready when you call.

Get a quote to get your next domestic or international adventure underway today. 

Have any questions?

If you’re uncertain at any point about coverage and claims process, please don’t hesitate to check our FAQs in the customer service section of our website.

If you still can’t find the answers you’re looking for then you can contact our customer service team, they’re well-versed on all questions relating to every level of TID cover and can guide you through your travel insurance queries.

The above features and benefits area brief summary of cover only. Cover is subject to the full terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions outlined in the Product Disclosure Statement.

Last updated: 21 December 2021

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