As one of Indonesia’s most popular islands, Bali attracts plenty of surf-crazy tourists; culinary conscious travellers; and those keen on tapping into their spiritual side.
Like all international destinations, Bali can throw curveballs in the direction of trusting tourists, which is where travel insurance may come in handy. Drink spiking is something to be vigilant of and can result in a trip to the hospital or worse, petty theft does occur, particularly in tourist areas, and of course every year there are accidents and injuries from the many activities and adventures travellers tackle in Bali.
Once flights, accommodation and any intended activities are booked, the rest is in the hands of the ‘travel Gods’ with travellers at the mercy of arrival and departure times, luggage transportation, and weather conditions.
When you change climates and diet, you can get ill. While no one likes getting sick on holiday, it happens. All of our plans (excluding Domestic) can provide unlimited cover for overseas ambulance, hospital bills and more.
Our international policies can cover valuable electronic items such as cameras, laptops and phones if they're stolen, permanently lost or damaged. You can purchase extra cover for your valuable items for an additional premium.
If you've arranged an excursion and the tour operator cancels because of bad weather, or you cannot reach a tour in time because of travel delays, we may be able to reimburse the cost of the tour or portion of the cost that you couldn't attend.
None of us can tell what is going to happen in the future – while you might be thinking it holds relaxing nights gazing at the water as the sun goes down at the Seminyak Beach Bars, life can have other ideas with sickness, accidents and more resulting in a trip cut short, or a holiday that’s cancelled altogether.
TID travel insurance covers 11 specific events – if these occur you may have cover if you have to cancel your holiday, or come home early, because of them. For the cancellation cover to apply, the event must have happened after your Certificate of Insurance was issued – that means if a volcano erupts and your holiday is going up in smoke, it’s too late to purchase travel insurance and hope you’ll be covered.
When choosing a policy, you can increase the covered amount for cancellation by selecting a benefit limit although there may be additional charges accordingly. Sub limits apply, and remember, if you simply change your mind about your trip, you’re unlikely to be covered.
As the go-to Indonesian island, Bali is just as prone to floods, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis as the rest of the country is. And while it’s not something we like to think about, it should be a consideration and research done before you set-off.
When any of these occur, domestic and international flights are often thrown into chaos, bookings are forced to be shuffled, and in some cases, a diversion to another destination is required.
Travel insurance may help ease the financial burden if it’s an unexpected disaster. If however it’s a known likelihood that there may be a natural disaster, such as the eruption of Mt Agung which has disrupted flights on many an occasion, then it may not be covered. You can check our travel alerts before you go, and keep an eye on government advisories for your destination.
Those adrenaline junkies who have surfing, rafting or trekking on their Bali to-do list, will know that adventure travel comes with a risk. If something goes wrong and you injure yourself, a TID policy may be able to help with medical assistance, evacuation, and in the worst case scenario, repatriation back home if medically necessary and approved by us. And if you’ve decided to bring your own golf or surfing equipment with you, there’s cover (benefit limits apply) on The Works and Annual Multi Trip plans to hire replacement equipment if your own is accidentally lost, delayed or damaged during your trip.
With vastly diverse landscapes, every star of hotel and all manner of activities, Bali offers something for travellers of all stripes.
Those wishing to take a well-deserved break from studying can find solace in Bali. Whether you're travelling with school friends or venturing solo, the streets of Bali are often filled with fellow pupils seeking a taste of culture without being too far away from home.
Whether it's a big birthday bash or pre-wedding party, Bali knows how to accommodate group getaways. Group-friendly hotels scatter the island offering amenities to keep everybody happy. Our policies cover a maximum of two adults plus their dependent children, so if you're looking to cover a big party, you'll need to contact us to arrange group travel insurance across multiple policies.
Bali is a haven for Aussie backpackers for its budget travel, sociable hostels and chilled-out vibe. If you're thinking about hostel-hopping across the island, our travel insurance can keep your trusty luggage, gear and yourself protected.
While Bali is relatively safe to visit, it's always good to know some tips to make sure you've always got safety on your side.
Bali is a pleasure to travel around at any time of year, but there are certain seasons that are cheaper and have better weather conditions.
We see a lot of motorcycle accidents and the worst case scenario is when someone is hurt and has no cover because they didn’t follow the terms and conditions of cover. For travel insurance cover to apply, you must be wearing a helmet at all times (even if local law doesn't require it) and you must have a valid licence to ride in Bali and the same class of vehicle back in your country of residence. There are certain terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions that apply to coverage for events that occur while riding a motorbike or scooter. If you comply with all of these, then cover is available if the worst happens and you’re injured or killed.
Your TID policy offers cover for costs you incur as a result of natural disasters such as a volcanic ash cloud. However, to have cover available, you need to have purchased your policy before the event occurred. Check our travel alerts for more.
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This is a brief summary of cover only and does not include the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions. Read the PDS before purchasing.