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Travel Insurance for Japan

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

While we wait for restrictions to ease around the world, we have temporarily given our international travel insurance plans a break. These include The Works, The Basics and Annual Multi Trip plans.

Keep an eye on the website for when our international plans are up and running and we’ll do our best to alert all of our keen travellers.

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

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.

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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