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Travel Insurance for South America

Explore South America with peace of mind with travel insurance from 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 do I need travel insurance in South America?

The vast expanse of the Andes, the stunning beaches of Rio and the Gaucho cuisine of Argentina – that's just the tip of South American iceberg! However, with food poisoning, the ever-present threat of robbery and theft there's a lot that can go wrong. That's why TID offers cover for a South American Adventure.

What can travel insurance cover me for in South America?

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.

South America travel insurance FAQs.

What's the best time to travel to South America?

South America is just a vast continent that there's no single ‘perfect time’ to visit. For example, June may be the best time to visit the Amazon but February is the best time to visit the Galapagos. We suggest you look into the best time to travel country by country as opposed to the whole continent.

What happens if I am assaulted and/or mugged during my trip?

Robbery and assault can be common in some parts of South America. TID has a 24/7 Emergency Assistance team that is on hand to help if you become a victim. After contacting local authorities and obtaining a police report, you should contact our 24/7 emergency team. You should call them as soon as possible and they will arrange for medical care on the ground for you (if needed). 

What happens if my travel plans are impacted by severe weather conditions in South America?

If your flights are cancelled, delayed or rescheduled due to severe weather conditions in Nepal, cover is available for reasonable additional travel and accommodation expenses.

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