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Travel Insurance for Vietnam

Before you set off on your Vietnamese adventure, consider cover for your next trip to Vietnam.

Why should I consider travel insurance in Vietnam?

Beautiful, lush green countryside, historical colonial architecture and some of the world’s best street food. All of this and so much more is what has seen Vietnam become a must-visit destination for travellers from around the globe. However, with pickpocketing, moped accidents and Pho-related mishaps, there are some cautionary ‘what ifs’ that could happen while on your trip. We've got travel insurance plans that may be suited for your next trip to Vietnam -  The Works, The Basics and Annual Multi Trip.

What am I covered for in Vietnam?

Here are some of the benefits included in our travel insurance policies.

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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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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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This is a brief summary of cover only and does not include the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions. Read the PDS before purchasing.

TID travel insurance coverage includes: 

Traveller tip: don’t forget when travelling overseas, your Australian passport must have at least six months before its expiry date. 

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Choose a plan that suits your holiday.

Just like choosing the perfect destination for your next getaway, selecting a travel insurance plan to suit your needs may be just as important. We have four plans to choose from, each offering a different level of cover. Check out each of the plans below where you'll find loads of information about each one.

The Works

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

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.


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, your trips can be up to 35 days in duration and there is no limit to the number of trip you can take during a 12 month period.

This is a brief summary of cover only and does not include the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions. Read the PDS before purchasing.

Vietnam travel insurance FAQs

Do I need a visa to enter Vietnam?

As a citizen of Australia, you must acquire a visa before entering Vietnam. Vietnam does grant visas for Australian citizens on arrival. However, the visa application process is much easier if the Australian passport holder applies for a Vietnam visa online. For more information on how to apply for a visa go here. You can also visit the Smartraveller website to find out any travel requirements and handy information relating to Vietnam.

Am I covered for driving a motorbike with an International Driver's license?

In Vietnam, you are only covered to drive a motorbike, moped, motorcycle or scooter when you hold the appropriate license to do so in Vietnam and in your home country of residence.

International Driver’s Licenses aren’t recognised by Vietnamese authorities and won’t give you the right to use the roads there legally. If you can’t ride on the roads there legally, you won’t be covered. Despite this, cover is available if an event occurs and you’re riding a motorbike as a passenger, wearing a helmet and you’re not intoxicated, provided the person in control has a full motorcycle licence that is valid both in the country of travel and in their country of residence.

I am worried about food poisoning, what do I do if this happens?

One of our benefits on our Overseas plans is emergency medical expenses incurred overseas. You can also contact our emergency assistance team in the event of food poisoning so they can further assist you. This means that if you’re hospitalised or have to see a doctor in Thailand because of food poisoning (or anything else), you’re covered.

There are many scams in Vietnam such as rental equipment and fake tours, do these need to be reported to police?

If theft occurs on your trip, this should be reported to the police. You can also contact our Customer Service team if you need help making a claim for the theft.

Am I covered for water activities such as jet skiing or scuba diving?

TID can cover you if you’re injured whilst participating in sports and activities. This includes water activities, such as jet skiing and scuba diving (as long as you obtain a water diving license or you’re diving under licensed instruction). For the full details including exclusions check out this page.

Am I covered for natural disasters?

As long as you purchase your policy prior to it being a known event, there is cover for out-of-pocket expenses, such as pre-paid airfares and accommodation, should you have no alternative but to cancel your trip. Alternatively, if you’re prevented from travelling and choose to rearrange your holiday to travel at another time or to a different destination, there is cover available so long as the cost of rearranging is less than the cost of cancelling the trip entirely.

What should I do if I need help understanding my policy?

Our Customer Service team is just a phone call away, ready and able to help you navigate your policy, what you may be covered for and any documentation you need to pick up along the way. TID’s travel safety team work to keep customers informed and publish information on major travel events on our website.

This is a brief summary of cover only. Cover is subject to the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions outlined in the Product Disclosure Statement.

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