Travel warnings and advisories
Understanding destination travel warnings before you buy your policy
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) posts regular updates on the potential risks of travelling to certain countries or regions. Before you book your trip, you must check if it’s safe to travel to your destination by checking the travel advisories on the Smartraveller website.
Your policy may be affected if the travel advisory on the Smartraveller website is ‘Do not travel’ or ‘Reconsider your need to travel’.
You’ll also need to check this when you buy your insurance, again before you start your journey, and before leaving for each new destination.
Frequently asked questions
Unsure how travel warnings and advisories might impact your cover? Check below for our frequently asked questions.