Australians love Bali. There are miles of unspoilt coastline, sensational food and restaurants, historical sites to explore and great nightlife. This Indonesian island escape is just a six hour flight from the east coast or four hours from Perth. Little wonder that 2.5 million people visited Bali last year including 600,000 Australians.
Even though Bali is so close and offers fantastic experiences, travelling there involves the same risks you find travelling anywhere. That’s why getting a travel insurance policy should be one of your top priorities alongside choosing accommodation and the exciting experiences you’ll try. Whether you’re a family or backpacker or going for a luxurious holiday in Bali, it’s important to pick the right travel insurance.
Why get travel insurance for Bali?
Having travel insurance will give you peace of mind knowing you have cover that protects your health and belongings. If a hot curry unfortunately lands you in hospital, you can relax and focus on getting well knowing you have cover for medical expenses. If your bag is stolen out of your locked hotel room, travel insurance can cover you for the replacement of belongings.
If your flight home is cancelled because of an unforeseen ash cloud such as the one in July 2015, our policies provide cover to assist with accommodation expenses and alternative transport arrangements, plus your Fast Cover policy would automatically extend until you arrived home safely.
Top 4 fast tips for safe travel in Bali
Travel insurance is an important way to protect yourself whilst in Bali, but being cautious is the best way to stay out of trouble.
- Don’t drink the water: ‘Bali Belly’ can strike down even the most seasoned of travellers, so stick to bottled water for the duration of your trip.
- Good surf needs a great swimmer: The excellent surf in Bali comes with a downside too. Riptides and strong currents can catch even the strongest swimmers off guard so be careful when entering the surf
- Be careful on the roads: Bali is not the place to learn how to ride a scooter or moped. Hectic traffic and confusing roads can lead to accidents so stick to public transport where possible.
- Watch out for pick pockets: Theft can be a problem at this popular holiday destination, so keep track of your valuables at all times.
What else does our Bali cover include?
Bali falls under our Pacific Region which will cover you for Bali as well as all of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands. Our cover is designed to protect what is most important to you, which is why we offer unlimited* emergency medical assistance and unlimited* hospital expenses for the duration of your trip. We also can provide cover to bring you home if something goes wrong.
We automatically cover over 35 different adventure activities! If you’re more the adrenalin junky type, we also give you the option to add our Adventure Pack which includes cover for other heart pumping activities like Abseiling, Caving, Deep sea fishing, parachuting and more.