Travel Insurance for Africa | Fast Cover
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All of Australia including Lord Howe Island, Thursday Island, Christmas Island, Cocos Island and Norfolk Island.

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New Zealand

New Zealand

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Pacific

Bali, Indonesia, New Zealand & South Pacific. (Choose Worldwide for Hawaii)

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Asia

All Asian countries including Japan.

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Europe

All European countries
(including Turkey) and the Russian Federation.

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Worldwide

All countries including North & South America (including Hawaii), Middle East, Africa & Antarctica.

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Africa Travel Insurance

When travelling overseas it’s always important to choose the right travel insurance for your specific destination.

If you’re travelling to Africa, you should consider a policy that provides 24 hour emergency assistance as well as cover for what’s most important to you such as:

  • Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses
  • Cancellation
  • Loss of Income
  • Luggage & Personal Effects
  • Theft of Cash
  • Travel Documents, Credit Cards & Travellers Cheques
  • Travel Delay Expenses
  • Alternative Transport Expenses
  • Rental Vehicle Insurance Excess
  • Permanent Disability
  • Personal Liability
  • Accidental Death

Travel Insurance for a holiday in Africa

For a holiday on the African continent with Fast Cover, select the Worldwide Region which will provide you with cover for travel throughout Africa as well as the Europe, Asia, Pacific, New Zealand and Domestic regions.

Also consider the type of holiday you’re taking and what activities are on your itinerary to ensure your travel insurance policy will provide cover for all of the fun things you want to do such as:

  • Safari tours
  • Nile river cruises
  • Visiting ancient monuments like the Pyramids in Egypt
  • Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
  • Witnessing the plains animal migration in the Serengeti
  • Visiting natural wonders such as Table Mountain in Capetown or Victoria Falls in Zambia
  • Playing amateur sports like rugby union
  • Treetop walks, flying fox and zip lining
  • Hiking and trekking
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling
  • Sightseeing
  • Horse riding tours
  • Water sports like white water rafting, kayaking and canoeing.
  • Adventure sports like bungee jumping, tandem skydiving and desert quad biking#

Fast Cover offers great value travel insurance options to suit all travellers heading to Africa.

Benefits of Fast Cover Africa Travel Insurance

  • 24 Hour Emergency Assistance Helpline
  • Unlimited Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses
  • Unlimited Cancellation Cover
  • Cover for Luggage & Personal Effects
  • Cover for 43 Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
  • Optional Cover for Adventure Sports & Activities
  • Kids covered FREE when travelling with an insured adult

Medical Benefits

Basics Domestic Plus Standard Saver Comprehensive Snow Sports Plus Frequent Traveller Saver

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

$40,000 ––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 –––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

$30,000 ––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 –––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$40,000
––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
–––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$30,000
––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
–––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

$40,000 ––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

$30,000 ––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

Unlimited
$40,000
––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

Unlimited
$30,000
––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
–––

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

Overseas Emergency Dental

$500 ––– $750 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

Overseas Emergency Evacuation

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Overseas Emergency Evacuation

$40,000 ––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000

Overseas Emergency Evacuation

$30,000 ––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000

Overseas Emergency Evacuation

Unlimited
$40,000
––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000

Overseas Emergency Evacuation

Unlimited
$30,000
––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
–––

Overseas Emergency Evacuation


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

Overseas Hospital Cash Payment^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Daily Limit (per person)

$50 $50 $50

Accidental Death

sub-limits:

––– $25,000 ––– $25,000 $25,000 $25,000

Death of a Dependant (per Dependant)

$5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Permanent Disability^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– $25,000 $25,000 $25,000

Permanent Disability of a Dependant (per Dependant)

$5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Loss of Income^

sub-limits:

––– $10,000 ––– $10,000 $10,000 $10,000

Weekly Limit (per person) - up to 25 weeks

$400 $400 $400

Financial Benefits

Basics Domestic Plus Standard Saver Comprehensive Snow Sports Plus Frequent Traveller Saver

Trip Cancellation Expenses

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited $15,000 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Trip Cancellation Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $40,000 $15,000 $40,000 ––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Trip Cancellation Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $30,000 $15,000 $30,000 ––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Trip Cancellation Expenses

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$15,000
Unlimited
$40,000
––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Trip Cancellation Expenses

Travellers Aged 90 and above:

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$15,000
Unlimited
$30,000
––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Trip Cancellation Expenses

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:
Travellers Aged 90 and above:

sub-limits:

–––
$40,000
$30,000

$15,000
$15,000

$40,000
$30,000
––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Personal Liability

$1,000,000 $5,000,000 $2,500,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000

Trip Disruption Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $50,000 $30,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Trip Resumption Expenses

$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000

Luggage & Personal Effects

sub-limits:

Optional $7,500 $5,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000

Personal computers,video recorders or cameras (per item)

$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000

Mobile phones and tablets (per item)

$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

All other unspecified items (per item)

$750 $750 $750 $750 $750 $750

Luggage and Personal Effects stolen from a Locked Storage Compartment of an unoccupied vehicle during daylight hours

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Passports, Credit Cards & Credit Card Fraud^

––– ––– $2,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Alternative Transport Expenses

––– $5,000 ––– $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Rental Vehicle Excess

sub-limits:

––– $5,000 Optional Optional Optional Optional

Return of Rental Vehicle

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Travel Delay Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $2,000 ––– $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Daily Limit (per person)

(we will pay up to $200 for each full 24 hours beyond the initial 6 hour delay)

$200 $200 $200 $200

Delay of Luggage and Personal Effects^

––– ––– ––– $500 $500 $500

Theft of Cash^

––– ––– ––– $250 $250 $250

Snow Sports Benefits

Basics Domestic Plus Standard Saver Comprehensive Snow Sports Plus Frequent Traveller Saver

Snow Sport Equipment

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Equipment Replacement Hire

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Prepaid Expenses

––– $750 ––– ––– $750 –––

Snow Resort Closure

sub-limits:

––– $1,000 ––– ––– $1,000 –––

Daily Limit (per person)

$100 $100

Please note: This is only a summary of benefits. Exclusions and sub-limits apply to each cover type. Benefit limits shown are for Single and Duo (per person) policies. Family policy benefit limits apply for the whole family and are double the corresponding benefit limit under a Single policy, except for certain benefits - please refer to the Product Disclosure Statement for full details. ^ Cover under these Benefits are excluded while travelling within Australia.

Top 10 tips for safe travel in Africa

  1. Check that the African countries you wish to visit are not listed as ‘Reconsider your need to travel’ or ‘Do not travel’ on Smartraveller.gov.au.
  2. Ask your doctor about vaccinations you may need for Africa. These may include Tetanus and Diphtheria, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A and B, and Typhoid.
  3. Ask your doctor about preventative antimalarial medication, which is endemic in Africa.
  4. Familiarise yourself with the local African laws, culture and customs.
  5. Get a health check-up before you leave home.
  6. Save the phone number and address of the nearest Australian consulate or embassy.
  7. Check if you require a particular type of Visa for your trip.
  8. Scan, print and keep digital copies of all your travel documents handy.
  9. Register your African trip itinerary and contact details with Smartraveller.
  10. Download the Smartraveller app to receive travel alerts and warnings.

Example Incidents~

Fiona's Family Medical Emergency

Fiona and her family were enjoying an African safari holiday when one of her children started complaining of sharp pains in their side. They visited a local hospital where a doctor determined the child had appendicitis and needed an appendectomy. Fortunately, their Fast Cover travel insurance policy covered the hospital and medical treatment costs which were over $3,000 AUD.

 

Tony's Tummy Troubles

Tony was on holiday with friends and having a great time until he suddenly started experiencing “Bali Belly” symptoms, even though he had been very careful to drink only bottled water and eat well-cooked food. After a few miserable days stuck in his room, he decided to visit the local doctor for treatment and started to feel much better. After returning home, Tony used the online claim form to upload all the required documentation and received full reimbursement for his overseas medical treatment.

Traveller Testimonials

No Hassle Claiming For Asthma

I have asthma, but not very frequent. However, when I went to Egypt, I had asthma attack and needed medical assistance. Fast Cover covered my medical expense as stated in their policy. I like their policy which takes some of the pre-existing medical conditions into consideration, unlike the other insurance providers and makes travel for people like me easy and convenient.

Jackson – Compare Travel Insurance

 

Fast Cover Travel Insurance

Online application is slick. The fastest in the business! They are extremely friendly and sympathetic to the mature aged traveller.

Brendan – Compare Travel Insurance

 

Wonderful Service

I broke two bones in my leg and dislocated my ankle when slipping on the hotel bathroom floor. I spent eight days in hospital where my leg was operated on and the cost of this was completely covered as well as the flight back to Australia in Business Class.

Annette – Productreview.com.au

5 steps to buying Fast Cover travel insurance for Africa

  1. Select the Worldwide Region and follow a few simple steps online for a FREE instant quote.
  2. Consider the benefits included in each policy.
  3. Select the level of cover that’s right for your trip to Africa.
  4. Read the Product Disclosure Statement.
  5. Consider the Financial Services Guide.

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#Adventure activities are only covered by this policy if you have paid the additional premium for the Adventure Pack.

~Traveller details have been changed to protect their privacy. Claims examples are from Fast Cover travel insurance customers from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016.

Australia's most
popular destination
is NZ +

60% of overseas travel was for a holiday +

2/3 of overseas spending was for holiday +

*See Product Disclosure Statement for full terms and conditions and exclusions and limits that apply. ^ For travellers aged 80 and over, additional terms and conditions apply. #Available with our Comprehensive policies only. **No cover is provided for pregnancy, childbirth or related complications unless it is a single, uncomplicated pregnancy up to and including 23 weeks. In any event we will not pay medical expenses for regular antenatal care, childbirth at any gestation or care of the newborn child. Complications mean any secondary diagnosis occurring prior to, during the course of, concurrent with, or as a result of the pregnancy, which may adversely affect the pregnancy outcome.

+Statistics based on 'Travel by Australians' quarterly report for June 2013, 'Tourism Industry Facts & Figures at a Glance' September 2012, Cruise Industry Source Market Report: Australia 2013 and Fast Cover Customers

1Price Match only applies to valid Australian quotes that covers unlimited overseas emergency medical expenses, unlimited overseas emergency medical assistance, unlimited Trip cancellation expenses and $10000 or more in luggage cover under a Comprehensive policy or Trip Cancellation expense cover of $15000 or more and $5000 or more in luggage cover under a standard policy. Excludes sales coupons. Only available if quote is genuine, written proof of quote may be required. 25% saving is based on the cost of a Duo policy versus the cost of two single policies. Excess reduction discount based on excess reduction cost under a Duo policy versus cost under two single policies. Duo policies do not provide cover for any dependent children. 3Children or dependants under 21 years old and not in full time employment covered for free when travelling with an insured adult. Excludes Duo policies. 4Price based on an 18 day Basics policy to Pacific region for Single traveller aged 50 years old or younger with $200 excess. 5Additional terms and conditions, limits and excesses apply to travellers over the age of 79. 6Must be accompanied by a professional instructor or guide.

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