Solo Travel Insurance | Fast Cover

Domestic

All of Australia including Lord Howe Island, Thursday Island, Christmas Island, Cocos Island and Norfolk Island.

Not included

New Zealand

New Zealand

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Pacific

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

Not included

Asia

All Asian countries including Japan.

Not included

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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Solo Travel Insurance

Travelling solo gives you the freedom of going wherever you want, whenever you want.

Perhaps your dream trip involves backpacking through Europe, working or volunteering in Southeast Asia, a working holiday in Canada, or island hopping in the Caribbean or Pacific Islands.

Travelling as an individual gives you more flexibility, but it also means you may not have someone to help you in an emergency situation. That’s where Fast Cover’s Solo travel insurance has your back.

Solo travel insurance is designed to protect your prepaid travel arrangements, as well as help cover unexpected costs in emergencies such as medical and hospital expenses, replacing lost or stolen belongings, or having to make alternative travel arrangements if your flights are cancelled or delayed.

Who should get Solo travel insurance?

Anyone planning to travel as an individual for the duration of their trip can get Solo travel insurance, including:

  • Backpackers
  • Students
  • Volunteers
  • Snowboarders and skiiers
  • Digital nomads
  • Seniors
  • Working holidaymakers
  • Business travellers
  • Multi-trip travellers

Fast Cover’s Solo travel insurance is simple and flexible. You can buy Solo travel insurance at any age, wherever you’re travelling and whether your plan is to have an adventure holiday, a relaxing getaway, or to work while you travel.

What are the benefits of Solo travel insurance?

Solo Travel Insurance is designed to be flexible so that you can build a policy that covers your needs. Some of the benefits of Fast Cover travel insurance include:

Emergency Medical and Hospital Cover:

Our international policies offer 24 hour Emergency Medical Assistance as well as cover for Emergency Medical and Hospital Expenses for the duration of your trip.

Trip Cancellation Cover:

We also provide cover for flight cancellations and can cover the cost of alternative transport if you’re stuck somewhere.

Automatic Cover for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions:

We automatically cover 43 Pre-Existing Medical Conditions in our Solo travel insurance policies, eliminating the need to fill out a medical assessment!

See our Pre-Existing Medical Conditions page for more details on what conditions we can cover.

Automatic cover for activities:

We automatically cover a huge list of different sports and activities like moped and motorcycle riding, snorkelling, bungee jumping and even shark cage diving!

Optional extra cover:

If you're feeling extra adventurous, our optional Adventure Pack add-on provides cover for even more adventure sports and activities such as quad bike riding, skydiving and zip lining.

If you're planning to go skiing, snowboarding or try other snow sports on your holiday, we have a Snow Sport Plus policy to cover those too. It includes cover for your snow equipment, piste closure, and can reimburse the unused portion of your ski package if you can’t use it due to sickness or an injury.

Check out the benefits tables below to compare the levels of cover available:

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.

Need extra cover for your Solo trip?

We've made our policies flexible by allowing you to customise your policy with a number of additional options.

Rental Vehicle Excess Insurance:

If you're hiring a car or campervan on your trip, you can add cover for the Rental Vehicle Excess to our Standard Saver, Comprehensive, Frequent Traveller Saver and Snow Sports Plus policies. You can select either $5,000 worth of cover or $8,000 for an additional premium.

Increased cover for High Value Items:

If you’re planning on taking some valuable items, you can purchase additional cover per valuable item (up to 3 items) by paying an additional premium. Specifying items also means the item's value is 'locked in' so there's no deduction for depreciation on these items if you need to make a claim.

Adventure Pack:

We automatically cover a huge list of sports and activities for our travellers including bungee jumping, elephant riding, kayaking and trekking. However, for adrenaline junkies, you can also add on our Adventure Pack to do more heart-racing activities such as abseiling, skydiving, or caving.

Bicycle Pack:

If you’re a keen cyclist and want to take your own bike on your travels, you can get additional cover for your equipment in case it gets permanently lost, stolen or damaged.

Golfing Pack:

With our Golf Pack add-on, we’ll cover your golf clubs, bag, equipment and even your golf shoes if they're lost, damaged or stolen. We'll also cover your golf green fees if you can’t play due to an illness or injury.

And, as an added bonus, if you get a Hole in One, we’ll give you a $250 reward!

Golf Pack Benefits

Benefit

Golf Pack

$2,500

Own Equipment

$2,000

Hire Equipment

$1,500

Green Fees

$500

Please note: This is only a summary of benefits. Exclusions and sub-limits apply to each cover type. For a full table of benefits please see the PDS.

Bicycle Pack add on

Benefit

Bicycles

Up to a maximum of $15,000

(per bicycle)

$5,000

Please note: This is only a summary of benefits. Exclusions and sub-limits apply to each cover type. For a full table of benefits please see the PDS.

Why choose Fast Cover for your next solo holiday?

Fast Cover provides specialist travel insurance for solo travellers that's fast and simple.

You can head off on your solo adventures with confidence knowing you’re not alone if something unexpected does happen during your travels.

Solo travellers have access to our 24 hour Emergency Assistance team from anywhere in the world. If you experience an emergency or need help or advice, you’re only ever a phone call away from prompt, personal and professional assistance.

Compare our travel insurance to other policies and you’ll find that we provide great cover at a price that’s hard to beat.

It's travel insurance made simple and affordable!

Example Incidents~

Ben's Busted Lens

32-year-old Ben was hiking in New Zealand when a strong gust of wind broke his camera strap and knocked over the tripod, causing damage to the equipment. After providing proof of ownership with his claim, he was reimbursed for over $1,100 AUD under the luggage and personal effects of his Fast Cover travel insurance policy.

 

Sophie's Stairway Slip

47-year-old Sophie from Adelaide was on a retreat in Bali when she fell down a flight of stairs in the dark. As well as some nasty cuts and bruises and a mild concussion, an x-ray at the local hospital revealed she had also sustained a fracture in her foot. The Fast Cover emergency assistance team managed Sophie's case, liaised with hospital staff to cover her medical expenses and organised her return home to Australia. Sophie's policy cost less than $50 and covered the total of her medical treatment and repatriation at over $23,000 AUD.

Traveller Testimonials

Fast, easy and great service.

I took out a policy in October for a trip to Italy and the process couldn't have been easier. I spoke to the guys on the phone and asked them a few questions and they were very knowledgeable and professional. The site was easy to use and I managed to get a policy within a couple mins online.

Francis – Productreview.com.au

 

Hassle free insurance

Had a damaged suitcase which was only a few months old. Fast payment following lodgement of the claim. Would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Kim – Productreview.com.au

 

Terrific cover

The policy was great value and really easy to set up, no hassles. Claiming for medical expenses after an altercation with a bus was dealt with quickly and easily, being able to submit online

Chris – Productreview.com.au

 

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~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

1The premium paid is refunded within 14 days after you are issued your Certificate of Insurance provided you have not started your Journey and you do not want to make a claim or to exercise any other right under the policy. 3Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses. 4Emergency Medical Assistance. 6Buy a Duo policy and save 5% versus the cost of two single policies. Excess reduction discount is based on the cost of excess reduction under a Duo policy versus the cost under two single policies. Duo policies do not provide cover for any dependant children. 7Your children or grandchildren not in full time employment who are under the age of 21 and travelling with you on the Journey are included at no extra charge. 8Spouse (or legally recognised de facto) and Dependants covered for free when accompanying primary policyholder. 9Based on a 0-59 year old travelling to the Pacific region for 4 weeks, Plan E Standard with an excess of $200. 10Provided you have not been hospitalised (including any day surgery or emergency department attendance) for the condition in the 24 months prior to the time of policy issue.

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