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Travel Insurance for Japan

Before you go on your trip, get travel insurance cover here.

Why do I need travel insurance in Japan?

Vibrant, sprawling, mega cities, breath-taking natural scenery and one of the best snow seasons in the world puts Japan towards the top of the travel bucket list. However, with unforeseen medical expenses, delayed flights and the ever-present threat of a Godzilla attack, there’s a lot that can go wrong on a holiday to this beautiful island country. (Okay, we made that Godzilla bit up.) We've got cover available with travel insurance for Japan!

What does travel insurance cover me for in Japan?

Here are some of the cover benefits available with your policy.

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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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Airline cancelled flight?

If your flight is cancelled by the Airline for operational reasons we cover the reasonable cost of meals and accommodation.

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

Japan travel insurance FAQs.

Am I covered for snow sports activities?

If you plan to doing any snow sports activities make sure you select the 'snow sports cover' option for an additional premium when purchasing your policy, otherwise you won't have cover for any event that arises out of participating in these activities.

Am I covered for natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis?

There is cover for natural disasters for cancellation costs (if you can't go on your trip) and additional expenses (if you get stuck whilst over there and need to arrange alternative transport and accommodation). To have cover, you must have purchased your policy before it is a known event that you are aware of, or that has been reported in the mass media.

Am I covered in the event of a war?

No. Any expenses arising from an act of war (either declared or undeclared) is not covered by the policy.

What if my stuff gets lost or stolen during my trip?

A TID policy covers you for permanently lost, stolen or even damaged luggage and personal effects. Details on cover can be found here.

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

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Can you use an Australian SIM card in Japan?

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