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What is a Close Relative? | Travel Insurance Direct (TID)

Taking out a travel insurance policy can be daunting, but it needn’t be. As our team of experts know all too well, a Certificate of Insurance can be as necessary as your passport is in ensuring your trip is memorable for all the right reasons. 

The words and terms in a policy have special meaning and that is why versing yourself on the fine print is as important as the cover itself. See Definitions for further information.

The Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) relevant to whichever of the TID policies you opt into – The Basics, The Works, Domestic - which can be found in the TID Policy Hub, is your travel insurance bible. Not only does it provide all the information about the policy of your choosing, but it also includes important definitions that can assist you in navigating the insurance process. 

How is the term ‘Close relative’ defined?

Under our policies, a ‘close relative’ is a relative of yours or of a member of your travelling party, who is a resident in Australia or New Zealand. It means a spouse, de facto partner, parent, parent-in-law, daughter, son, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, niece, nephew, grandchildren, grandparent, stepparent, stepchildren, fiance or fiancee, or legal guardian.

For further detail around Children and Families insurance, see the TID Travel Insurance for Families page.

Need further advice?

TID’s Customer Service team is 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.
Our travel safety team at TID work to keep customers informed and publish information on major events on our website.

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.


Last updated: 1 September 2023

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