If you're heading overseas on a one-way ticket, it can be hard to find a one-way travel insurance policy to match!
With Fast Cover if you are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, there’s no need to have a return flight booked or even a set return date in mind to buy travel insurance. Our policies can easily be extended online while you're travelling!
We have a policy to cover all types of travellers and budgets, so you can set off with the peace of mind knowing that you’re covered if something unexpected goes wrong on your trip.
So before you start packing your backpack, make sure you buy a one-way travel insurance policy!
Who should buy a one-way travel insurance policy?
Does the freedom and flexibility of a one-way trip appeal to you? Ready to pack your bags and book a one-way flight with a vague itinerary and no set return date? Or heading overseas on a working holiday and not sure when you'll come home? Or, perhaps you're embarking on an epic backpacking adventure with no plan at all that will see you travelling the globe or even living in a new country for a while?
You're not alone! Thousands of travellers head overseas every year without a return ticket, not knowing exactly when they'll be returning.
Wherever you're going and whatever your plan is when you get there, whether you’re relocating, working or starting the adventure of a lifetime, we’ll help tailor your insurance to best suit you.
A one-way travel insurance policy may be worth considering if you are:
Moving overseas temporarily:
If you’re moving overseas temporarily for your job, to be with a partner, or just to experience life in a new city for a while, a Fast Cover policy can provide protection for both you and your belongings while you're in transit and once you arrive. You can also use our insurance as a bridge until you get set up and secure insurance in your new home.
We can cover your working holiday whether you're planning to work your way around the world, or travelling specifically to one destination for the entire time. You might be working the snow season at a ski resort in Canada, or taking up an international business internship in China, or just picking up any odd jobs you can find along the way to sustain your travels.
Travelling to different destinations:
When you travel with Fast Cover, you only need to select one region for your entire trip. This means if you're headed overseas without any set itinerary once you get there, just select the region that includes the countries you want to visit, and then you're free to travel within all those destinations as you please. No need to constantly adjust your travel insurance each time you hop across the border!
For example, if you're travelling to Thailand but also want to check out Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia while you're there, select the Asia region. This would cover you for travel to those destinations, as well as any trips to the Pacific, New Zealand and Domestic regions in case you feel like a stopover in Bali or Auckland on your way home.
Possibility of extending:
If you're having too much fun travelling, or another great work opportunity comes up and you want to stay overseas a bit longer, you can easily extend your policy online up to a maximum of two years. If you want to keep travelling even longer, just contact us to take out a new policy after that.
What are the advantages of one-way travel insurance?
The importance of travel insurance can’t be overstated for a one-way trip.
Your health and safety are always a number one priority and if you’re relocating, you may also have more belongings and higher value items with you than if you were taking a short trip.
Our insurance can come in handy if you experience a medical emergency by covering the cost of treatment, hospital costs and medicines.
We also cover your belongings and personal items. If they’re lost or stolen, insurance can cover the cost of their replacement.
You can also receive emergency funds for essential items if the arrival of your belongings has been delayed by the airline.
See the benefit tables below to compare the different levels of cover we can provide one-way travellers: