Is any coronavirus cover available on travel insurance plans and what are the benefits?
Cover for some coronavirus related events is available on all nib’s travel insurance plans (excl. Cancellation and Additional Expenses Plan), but the types of benefits and benefit limits vary.
As much as we’d love to cover every coronavirus-related scenario that a traveller can think of, that’s not what travel insurance is designed to do, so read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for Australian residents carefully for the full terms, conditions, limits and exclusions so that you know what is, and isn’t, covered.
Overseas Medical Benefit: If you contract coronavirus while on your trip, all of nib’s International travel insurance plans can offer cover for overseas medical expenses.
Medical evacuation and repatriation: All nib travel insurance plans include cover for medical evacuation and repatriation if we decide it’s medically necessary, up to the relevant benefit limit. There is no cover for medical, hospital or ambulance expenses in Australia.
Coronavirus Travel Costs: nib’s Coronavirus Travel Costs benefit is available on the Comprehensive Travel Plan, Australian Travel plan and Annual Multi Trip Plan and can provide cover for several coronavirus related events. It includes cover for quarantine expenses and trip cancellation if you are diagnosed with coronavirus.
Travel Alert: Policies provide cover for some coronavirus-related events. Cover is not available for loss arising from: government intervention including travel bans, border closures, or broadly imposed quarantine requirements; events for which the Government has issued a 'Do Not Travel' warning for your destination, or failure to follow advice from official bodies. Your ability to travel may be affected by travel restrictions. Check the latest government advice and our travel insurance alerts.