Travel Alerts and Warnings

Travel is exciting and adventurous but with travel comes some big “What ifs”.
There are many events that could impact your trip. When an ‘event’ occurs, the cover for all future policy purchases changes.

What is an Event?

An event includes but is not limited to:
  • Natural Disasters
  • Severe Weather
  • War or Terror threat
Travel insurance only covers events that are unforeseen or unforeseeable. At the specific time an 'event’ happens, it becomes known.
As a customer if you have a policy purchased prior to the known event, cover is available where you have no option but to change your travel plans because your service provider cancels or restricts services due to circumstances arising from or related to this event. Where your trip has not yet begun, cover is available for the lesser of rearrangement or cancellation costs.

When an event occurs is the time the event becomes known and therefore cover relating to the event is not available to new purchases made.

Travel Alerts

TID will publish a travel alert describing the incident and the update on what's covered when the underwriters have assessed the scenario. The status of cover will be applied from the date & time the 'event' occurs.

Travel alerts are only issued by TID for major events impacting Australian travellers on a large scale.

We recommend you consider all travel warnings & alerts prior to purchasing a policy.

View Travel Alerts here