Travel insurance for solo travellers
Travelling solo gives you more freedom and flexibility to travel wherever and whenever you want, but it also means you may not have someone to help you in an emergency situation.
That’s where Fast Cover’s single travel insurance has your back!
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.
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 making alternative travel arrangements to reach a special event if your flights are cancelled or delayed.
If you're flying solo, Fast Cover has travel insurance policies to suit a range of single traveller types and budgets.
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:
- Snowboarders and skiiers
- Digital nomads
- Working holidaymakers
- Business travellers
- Multi-trip travellers
Fast Cover’s Solo travel insurance is simple and flexible. If you're aged 89 or younger, you can buy Solo travel insurance 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 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.
Thinking of riding a moped, scooter or motorcycle? Add our optional Motorcycle Pack add-on to your policy, to cover you in case of accidents or injuries.
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:
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.
Add our Motorcycle Pack add-on to your policy to cover yourself for injuries or accidents when riding a scooter, moped or motorcycle (with appropriate licences).
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.
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.
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.
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!
|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.
|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
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
~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.
↟Based on 365 day Basics policy to New Zealand region for a single traveller 50 years old or younger with $200 excess.
^ For travellers aged 80 - 89, 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.
2 5% 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.
3 Children or dependants under 21 years old and not in full time employment covered for free when travelling with an insured adult. Excludes Duo policies.
4 Price based on an 18 day Basics policy to Pacific region for Single traveller aged 50 years old or younger with $200 excess.
5 Additional terms and conditions, limits and excesses apply to travellers aged 80-89.
6 Must be accompanied by a professional instructor or guide.