Insurance for your trip to Australia
Who hasn't dreamed of going to Australia? This large country offers a wealth of landscapes, flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere else. It’s without doubt one of the wildest and most fascinating places in the world. Of course, to make the most of your adventure, travel insurance is recommended to keep you covered throughout your stay in Australia. You will find the best travel insurance for Australia below.
What kind of travel insurance should you choose for your trip to Australia?
The assistance and rapatriation insurance for your trips less than 3 months
Your holiday cancellation insurance
Working holiday insurance for your stay abroad
The 8 pillars of our travel insurance:
Specific guarantees that cover you against COVID-19 before or during your trip.
Get assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Reimbursement for medical fees
Enjoy extensive cover for your medical fees during your trip to Australia.
High-risk sport cover
Surfing and scuba diving are insured.
Repatriation and early return
Your return home is 100% covered in the event of hospitalisation or death of a family member.
Cover your luggage against theft or loss with the insurance included in our policies.
Cover for unintentional bodily injury or property damage towards third parties.
Get a refund for your trip to Australia if you have to cancel it.
How do I take out travel insurance for a trip to Australia?
Nothing could be easier. With Chapka, choose the insurance policy that suits your needs and sign up in a few clicks. Simply enter your personal details, the countries of origin and destination and your travel dates. You will receive your personalised quote immediately. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll automatically and instantly receive your insurance policy by email in French and English.
It is stated on your insurance certificate that your policy covers the reimbursement of healthcare fees linked to contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Why do I need insurance to travel to Australia?
Travel insurance is not compulsory in Australia if you are going there as a tourist, but remember that you will no longer be covered by your national healthcare card (carte vitale) once you leave France. It is also important to remember that insurance linked to your bank card does not provide sufficient cover in a country like Australia where medical fees are known to be very expensive:
- Simple consultation: AUD 100;
- A 15-minute ride in an ambulance: AUD 300;
- A day in the hospital: AUD 1,500.
Because of the distance between France and Australia, it is essential to have comprehensive travel insurance which includes reimbursement for medical care, repatriation and civil liability.
It is essential that you take out travel insurance for your trip to Australia to cover you for anything that may happen regarding COVID-19, such as having to extend your stay in the event of mandatory medical quarantine or receive medical assistance if you should contract the virus.
If you are travelling to Australia on a student visa or working holiday visa, it is strongly recommended that you take out insurance. Chapka covers medical fees related to adventure sport at no extra cost!
Our tips for safe travel in Australia
- Plan your trip well. Australia is a huge country. To give you an idea of just how big it is, all of Europe excluding Russia could fit inside Australia with room to spare!
- Take an adapter for 230V type-I sockets.
- Use high-SPF sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.
- Australia has a higher number of deadly animals than any other country in the world. In addition to snakes and spiders, watch out for jellyfish, sharks and crocodiles at the beach. Swimming may be prohibited for these reasons.
- Get a SIM card with data so you can get around more easily without breaking the bank.
- If you’re going on a trip, remember that there are areas where you’ll have to travel a long way before you find a petrol station, so always leave with a full tank!
Documents required to travel to Australia
- Passport. Your passport must be valid for at least another 6 months.
- eVisitor. French citizens don’t need a visa to travel to Australia as tourists for trips less than 90 days, but you do have to apply for an electronic travel authorisation (eVisitor). This is done online and is free of charge.
- Return ticket. On arrival, the authorities may require proof of financial means to cover the cost of your stay and/or a return ticket.
- International driving licence. If you drive, you will need to apply for an international driving licence.
- Travel insurance: not compulsory, but highly essential.
For more information, please contact our customer advisors by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone on +33 (0)1 74 85 50 50.