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Travel Insurance on a one-way ticket

Whether you’re making a big career move and relocating to another country for a contract period, emigrating elsewhere permanently or just heading off with no clear time frame in mind, there’s a good chance you are considering the benefits of a one-way ticket.

That’s no problem, Travel Insurance Direct (TID) has a number of plans that may be a suitable option to consider.

Why consider travel insurance for a one-way trip

Travel insurance is as important as your passport and visa when it comes to travelling as it covers you for the things that many encounter, no matter what kind of trip – whether it’s temporary or permanent.

How to buy travel insurance for a one-way trip

It’s not complicated, it’s the same process as purchasing a regular policy. Just head onto our ‘Get a Quote’ page and enter your details. Choose your end date – the date your policy and any associated cover finishes. It’s worth noting that to be eligible for cover, the journey must start or end at your home in Australia.

Be mindful of the conditions

When you are travelling on a one-way ticket, the normal policy terms and conditions apply; however, there are a couple of special conditions you need to know about.

If you need to be repatriated to Australia for a reason we cover, TID would normally use your return ticket to get you home. Where you don't have a return ticket, we will deduct from the amount we pay you the cost of an economy airfare at the carrier's regular published rates for the return journey.

You will still need to meet our definition of a 'resident'.

What’s covered?

TID policies cover you for plenty of travel-related issues, such as:

This is a brief summary of cover only. Cover is subject to the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions outlined in the Product Disclosure Statement.




Can I buy a policy even if I’m already overseas?

You sure can, however, if you’ve already started travelling when your Certificate of Insurance is issued then a 72-hour waiting period will apply before cover for any events begins. So, if your plans change and you are still away, you can still purchase a TID policy, provided you are still a 'resident' of Australia, as defined. 

What should I do if I have an emergency? 

Our 24-hour Emergency Assistance team is on call to help you access medical attention or hospitalisation if you’re sick or injured. Our Customer Service team is always available to help you to understand the policy, what you may be covered for and any documentation you need to pick up along the way.

The travel safety team work to keep customers informed and publish information on major events on our website. Call the Emergency Assistance line or email our team day or night as required.

Last updated: 20 December 2021

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