Following on from our previous travel feature about accessing your money overseas, the next most important part of booking your holiday is making sure you will be covered in the event of an emergency. Personally I always take out a policy before travelling to any overseas destination, buts its not just me recommending you take out travel insurance Smart Traveller urges all Australian to take out travel insurance, saying that each year they assist over 25,000 travelling Australians in need.
Travel insurance covers you for things like medical bills in case of an accident while travelling, loss/theft, cancellation or disruption to flights and more.
A friend of mine recently returned from a holiday in Japan and dislocated his knee/ligament damage, without travel insurance he would have been responsible for large medical bills. I also recently returned from holidays where my return flight was cancelled and rescheduled for the following day, I had organised travel insurance through Companion Credit Union before I left so luckily I could claim my hotel for the night I was delayed, and transport to/from the airport due to the delay. Which I was very happy about!
Have you ever had to use your travel insurance? Tell me about it,