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Travel Insurance going to Australia 

Australia (Capital Canberra ) is a popular British National tourist and business destination with over 650,000 visitors each year. A visa is required for entry. Travel insurance companies often rate Australia and New Zealand as a special area due to the similarity with the UK, and the fact that there is ample modern medical facilities (new entrants should register with Medicare)

Many travellers do not fly straight to Australia, but stop en route in places such as Singapore. if intending overnight or short stops travellers should check that such periods are covered under travel insurance restricted to Australia or if Worldwide cover needs to be purchased.

Australia is a popular destination with backpackers and specific travel insurance policies have been developed to cover the reduced needs (low baggage cover and few extra frills). As well as business trips, many tourists spend long periods in Australia, visiting relatives who have emigrated and there is a demand from the over 65, 70, 75, 80, 85 for quite extensive periods of cover, which we are able to provide.

Countries Bordering Australia

No land borders - Papua New Guinea and East Timor closest by sea

Advice for travellers

The FCO' advice is found at: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/australia 

If buying travel insurance for  Australia ,travellers should check the FCO website at regular intervals as travel against the advice of the FCO would make the policy invalid


B Portwood & Co Ltd

B Portwood is an Insurance Broker based in Northern England. Two offices: 44 Medomsley Road, Consett; 145 Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland. Long stay travel insurance is arranged at Consett Office : Telephone 01207509446 during normal office hours.

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