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Travel Insurance for Asia

Heading off to explore diverse Asia? Consider a TID travel insurance policy.

Why should I consider travel insurance for Asia?

Asia is a vast continent – home to more than half the world's population. From Japan in the east to Kazakhstan in the west, there is so much to explore and do in Asia. However, with natural disasters, severe weather and food-borne illnesses a possibility, there’s a lot that can go wrong on your Asian adventure. Luckily, Travel Insurance Direct has plans for travelling in Asia – Basic, Comprehensive and Multi Trip.

What can travel insurance cover me for in Asia?

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

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Don't like medical bills?

TID provides cover for unforeseen medical expenses incurred while on an overseas holiday.

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Unexpected cancellation?

Your TID policy – whichever level of cover you choose – may cover you if you have to cancel your trip due to unforeseeable events outside of your control (e.g. sudden illness or a death in the family).

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Airline cancelled flight?

If your flight is cancelled for operational reasons, your TID policy may cover the reasonable cost of meals and accommodation if the delay is more than six hours. Please read the details of your cover for travel limits and exclusions.

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Taking luggage with you?

TID may provide cover if your luggage is stolen, permanently lost or accidentally damaged due to circumstances outside of your control.

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Choose a plan that suits your holiday.

Just like choosing the perfect destination for your next getaway, selecting a travel insurance plan to suit your needs may be just as important. We have four plans to choose from, each offering a different level of cover. Check out each of the plans below where you'll find loads of information about each one.

The Works

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

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.


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, your trips can be up to 35 days in duration and there is no limit to the number of trip you can take during a 12 month period.

This is a brief summary of cover only and does not include the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions. Read the PDS before purchasing.

Asia travel insurance FAQs.

Am I covered for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

All international TID plans include cover for overseas medical expenses. Depending on the level of cover you choose, there may also be cover available for some other Coronavirus-related events. Cover is explained in detail here. 

What if a natural disaster such as a cyclone or volcanic eruption forces me to cancel my trip? 

Your TID policy covers you for cancellation of your trip due to unforeseen circumstance outside of your control, such as natural disasters. You need to ensure you purchased your policy before the natural disaster became a known event. We advise that you are aware of any alerts relating to activity in and around your Asian destination. See our Travel Alerts page to remain updated. Don't forget that every country has its own laws, government stipulations and potential risks so it’s best to check with the World Health Organization and relevant authorities, such as Smartraveller. 

Am I covered if I get sick from eating street food? 

Street food is one of the best parts of visiting Asia. If you become unwell after eating from a street vendor you should contact our Emergency Assistance Team who can arrange for the necessary medical treatment on the ground. Your TID policy does offer cover for emergency medical expenses overseas.

Does TID cover me for terrorism? 

If you are caught up or injured in a terror attack overseas, TID offers cover for emergency medical expenses under the Comprehensive and Annual Multi Trip policies. However, trip cancellation and rearrangement because of a terror attack is not covered by the policy.  

Need a hand to understand your policy?

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. TID’s travel safety team work to keep customers informed and publish information on major travel 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  

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