South America Travel Insurance

South America has grown into a huge destination, in recent years, with so much culture to immerse yourself in. Be it Peru with the Machu Picchu trail, the Inca ruins of Ecuador, the famous Carnival of Rio De Janeiro, a long boat down the Amazon or the white sandy beaches in Brazil - you are spoilt for choice in South America. As well as culture there are many sports tournaments on the international calendar that make another great reason to visit the area, including Formula 1 motor racing, tennis, WRC Rally and…football.

Medical treatment

There are some areas with less than ideal medical facilities, if you get seriously ill or injured. So if you’re an active traveller who loves tramping long distances or difficult terrain, please take care out there, and keep your travel insurance with you.

Be prepared and be aware

It’s easy to forget that South America has some dangerous regions so being prepared before you travel there is highly advisable. You should always check the smartraveller site, before you book and again before you depart. If the Government has issued a travel advisory “Do not travel”, or “Reconsider your need to travel” for a region, you may not be covered in those locations, and/or for events related to that travel warning. When in doubt, just ask us and we can advise you on your options and what parts of your travel insurance policy would still apply, if you chose to proceed with your travels.

Take comprehensive cover with you

SCTI’s TravelCare policy will look after you on your South American journey with our worldwide emergency assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it’s like travelling with a team of people ready to assist at a moment’s notice, should you need it!

We’re here for you

Whatever the reason, we’re here when you need us. Get your quote today and discover how much you will save on SCTI travel Insurance of South America (and wherever else you might be going), while having the comfort of comprehensive cover you know you can count on.

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What you need to know

This page may include some information about our products but, as with all insurance policies, terms and conditions may apply. For our terms and conditions (including information about exclusions, excesses and sub limits) we recommend you read the TravelCare Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement, and the COVID-19 Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement.


Need some help?

If you would like to get in touch, we’re here to help. Please feel free to email us at any time, or speak to one of our friendly insurance experts on 1800 196 484. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm.