Asia is a popular and colourful destination for Australians looking for an affordable cultural holiday experience. Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan and China all have their own unique cultures and culinary flavours to enjoy. Whether you love the bustling big cities like Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo or Hanoi, or the seclusion and beauty of some of the most exotic beaches in the world - Boracay, Baucau or Da Nang - a holiday in Asia can be the experience of a lifetime.
However, as enchanting as these destinations may be, it’s also important for Aussies visiting Asia to be aware of some common travel complaints or problems that we see resulting in claims. For example, illnesses requiring an early return home are the cause of the most expensive claims for travel to Asia, and perhaps not surprisingly, the number of claims resulting from food poisoning are high. This is where a few tips and of course some great travel insurance can help.
Tips for travelling in Asia
There are some simple precautions you can take. The most common problem we see is food poisoning. Though not necessarily life threatening, food poisoning can be debilitating and can have the potential to not only ruin the enjoyment of your holiday, but can also cut it short – which can be expensive. If you and your family have to cancel pre-paid activities or return home early, the personal costs to you can be high. So be careful what food you eat, watch how it is prepared, drink only bottled water and avoid ice in your drinks.
For more tips and on how to avoid some other common travel diseases, read 6 nasty travel diseases and how to avoid them featuring typhoid, dengue fever and zika virus. Of course it’s not always possible to prevent illness, so we also have some great advice on what you should do if you find yourself getting sick overseas.
What we cover
Of course there are unexpected things that may play havoc with your holiday plans – but you can protect yourself from much of it by organising travel insurance as soon as you purchase your flights.
Our travel insurance policies include cover for:
- Cancellation fees and lost deposits
- Damaged or lost baggage
- Personal items if they are stolen or damaged
- Unlimited medical and evacuation expenses, with no excess for medical claims
- Rental car excess should you have an accident
Wherever you travel with SCTI, you can relax knowing you have comprehensive coverage, which means you don’t have to sacrifice quality for price.
Great value and family-friendly prices
SCTI offers great value travel insurance for all countries in Asia by providing the insurance direct to you. There is no middle man, no commissions and no unnecessary overheads, so you can just relax and enjoy your Asian adventure with more money in your pocket - and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are properly protected.
Plus, if you’re planning a family trip, travel insurance to cover everyone may not be as expensive as you first think. With SCTI, kids and dependents 17 years and under are all covered for free if they travel with an adult covered under the same policy.
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