Travel Insurance for the UK

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

Why do I need travel insurance in UK?

With its rich history, beautiful countryside and world famous pubs it's little wonder why Aussies love heading over to the UK for everything from a short holiday to extended working holidays. However with flight cancellations, stolen luggage to being made to drink warm ale, there's a lot that can go wrong on a holiday to the UK. Luckily we've got you covered with travel insurance UK!

What does travel insurance cover me for in the UK?

Here are some of the cover benefits available with your policy

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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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Taking luggage with you?

Cover if your luggage is stolen, permanently lost or accidentally damaged due to circumstances outside of your control.

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Don't like medical bills?

Compensation for unforeseen medical expenses incurred whilst on an overseas holiday

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

UK travel insurance FAQs

Is it safe to travel to the UK?

Despite news reports of a crime in London and a recent spate of terrorist attacks the United Kingdom remains a safe destination to travel to. Smartraveller lists the United Kingdom as 'exercise normal safety precautions' - the safest designation it can assign a country. Advice level correct as of 14 Jan 2019, check Smartraveller for latest updates.

Do I need a visa to travel to the UK?

If you’re travelling for less than six months as a tourist then no, you generally don't need a visa. Just keep in mind that UK authorities can refuse you visa-free entry if they suspect you are travelling for reasons other than tourism. If you plan on travelling for longer than 6 months, to work, volunteer or get married you will need to apply for a visa. Applications can be made here.

I plan on riding a moped/scooter during my trip. Am I covered?

Yes, you are. There is no additional 'extra' that you need to pay for at time of purchasing your TID policy. It is automatically covered as standard. Just keep in mind you will need to have a valid license that allows you ride to the same class of vehicle back in Australia. More details can be found here.

Am I covered under the Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement?

Refer to Travel insurance and Australia's Reciprocal Healthcare Agreements.

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

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Visas and Passports for the UK

Visas and Passports for the UK

What you need to know about getting a visa and customs regulations when travelling to the UK.

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Working holiday visas to the UK – what you need to know

Working holiday visas to the UK – what you need to know

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