Travel insurance for soon-to-be mums
This information is for Australian residents.
This shouldn't need saying, but just in case, here it is: Talk to your doctor about your travel plans. Listen to what they say.
Have that conversation before you buy insurance or even book your flights.
There are limits and restrictions on how and when we cover pregnancy, so it's good to be informed before you start planning your trip.
The most important thing to know is this: If you fell pregnant before you bought your insurance, it will be an automatically covered condition if it's a single, uncomplicated pregnancy and you'll be home before you're 26 weeks along. Also, you can’t have a history of any complications with any previous pregnancy.
If you meet the above criteria and suddenly something medical happens to you while you're overseas, being pregnant won't change your cover. When looking at whether you should continue travelling after your illness or injury, our assistance company's medical team will take the pregnancy into account.
Aside from a pregnancy not falling within the above guidelines, we also won't cover any childbirth, antenatal care or newborn care costs, regardless of whether we're covering the pregnancy itself. We won't cover you if your doctor told you not to travel, nor will we cover you for any routine check-ups.
If you're thinking about getting pregnant, please know that we don't cover any costs relating to fertility treatment, either.
These restrictions also apply to members of your travelling party and close relatives.
As always, exclusions apply. Be sure to read the policy before you travel to understand all the terms and conditions of your cover.
It’s essential that you get in contact with our emergency assistanceteams as soon as possible so that our teams can support you from the time your fall sick or get injured until the time you get home.
So that our Emergency Assistance teams can assist you quickly, please be ready with the following:
I did a pregnancy test and found it was positive. I went to the doctor and because I had had some bleeding so it was a threatened miscarriage and I had to have an ultrasound and see an obstetrician.
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If you need medical assistance or emergency medical evacuation our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.
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Wherever you are, whatever has happened, our multi-lingual assistance teams are here to help you and your family.
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Here are our most frequently asked questions about buying travel insurance for pregnancy. You can also find the answers to other questions in our Helpdesk or you can ask the customer service team. If you’re looking for general travel advice, you can ask our community at Ask a Nomad.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - Need to know before you buy
There is NO COVER available for travel to any country or part of it with a COVID-19 travel ban, and any events that arise when you travel against any Australian government travel bans or Do No Travel warnings.
Ready to hit the road? Before you buy, check the Australian government travel warnings and make sure you understand the impact coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated travel warnings may have on travel insurance coverage.About Coronavirus