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Travel Insurance for Africa

Before you go to the wilds of Africa, check out the cover offered by TID

We have temporarily given our travel insurance plans a break. These include The Works, The Basics, Annual Multi Trip and Domestic plans.

Keep an eye on the TID website for when our products will be available and we’ll do our best to alert all of our travellers.

Why should I get travel insurance for Africa?

A vast continent with diverse landscapes, cultures and rich history makes Africa an amazing place to visit. However, with the ever-present danger of muggings, cancelled flights and Safari related mishaps there's a lot that can go wrong on your holiday. Luckily, we can offer cover with travel insurance for Africa! Don't forget that each country has its own laws, government stipulations and potential risks.

What can travel insurance cover me for in Africa?

Here are some of the cover benefits available with a travel insurance policy.

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Don't like medical bills?

Compensation for unforeseen medical expenses incurred whilst on an overseas holiday

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Need a medical escort home?

Cover back to Australia if a medical practitioner requires you to be medically escorted home due to a sudden illness or injury that happens on your trip.

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Unexpected cancellation?

Insurance if you have to cancel your trip due to unforeseeable events outside of your control (e.g. sudden illness).

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This is a brief summary only for full terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions read our policy wording

Choose a plan that suits your holiday.

Choosing travel insurance can be confusing, so we've made it easy. We have four plans to choose from, each offering a different level of cover. You'll find loads of information about each one, but the plans on offer range from comprehensive to basic, domestic or international as well as single or multiple trips.

The Works

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Our most popular and comprehensive plan, the Works offers broad cover for international trips including unlimited cover for costs such as medical expenses and cancellation as well as added benefits.

The Basics

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Sticking to a shoestring budget? Our budget plan is designed for travellers who want coverage for all the important things, like hospital bills and stolen luggage, without breaking the bank.


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Are you a frequent flyer? If you travel often for business, or have a few holidays coming up, our annual multi-trip plan could be for you. Made for globetrotters, this plan includes comprehensive cover for unlimited trips taken over 12 months.

Africa travel insurance FAQs

Is it safe to travel to Africa?

We always advise you check with Smartraveller to see how safe or unsafe a country or a region is before travelling. Whilst crime targeting tourists does exist in Africa for the most part smartraveller issues a green light to the main tourist destinations such as South Africa and Botswana and North African nations such as Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. Keep in mind we will not cover you under any event in any section of the policy if you travel to a country or region which the Australian government has issued a 'Do Not Travel' warning. The latest travel advice can be found here.

Am I covered if I get sick in Africa?

We can offer cover for emergency medical expenses incurred overseas after a sudden illness or serious injury. If you become unwell during your holiday make sure you contact TIDs 24/7 Emergency Assistance team as soon as possible and they will coordinate your care at the best medical facilities on the ground in Africa.

Read the policy wording for full terms, conditions and exclusions and to ensure the product suits your needs.

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