Travelling while you're pregnant can be a worrying experience. It's not just you that you have to look after yourself, but your unborn child(ren), too. This means you may want the right protection, especially if you're prone to hospital trips during your pregnancy.
You may be more prone to illness when you're pregnant, so a policy that covers things like morning sickness could be useful to you, especially if things go wrong. For instance, if you're travelling while you're pregnant and you fall ill, you might want to go straight to the nearest hospital. With a policy, finding the closest facility can be much easier and can assist with reducing any massive medical bills you might need to pay.
Our travel insurance automatically covers pregnancy, so long as the claim matches the criteria within the Product Disclosure Statement. Cover is still provided for all the regular stuff, like stolen luggage and travel delays, but coverage is only available for some pregnancy-related claims. These include:
If you're unsure whether it's safe to travel, chat to your doctor and get written confirmation that you're fit to go away.
While we would love to cover absolutely everything, pregnancies can be complicated and there are some things that we can't cover. These include:
If you’re pregnant, there’s no cover under the policy for anything pregnancy-related after the 26th week.
Unfortunately, there’s no cover for childbirth, ante-natal care or the care of a newborn under the policy. Any medical bills associated with this won’t be covered.
It’s worth noting that airlines also have policies regarding pregnant passengers, and may limit your ability to fly. It’s never a bad idea to carry a note from your doctor confirming the duration of the pregnancy and that you’re fit to fly. Contact the airlines directly to see what restrictions may apply.
This is a brief summary of cover only and does not include the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions. Read the PDS before purchasing.