We did it for the Aussies, Kiwis, Americans, Canadians, Brits, Irish and Brazilians, and now on 30 November, 2017, we did it for the rest of the world.
We’re super excited to have launched our travel insurance plans on our new, faster website, which will offer amazing benefits, lots of flexibility and very good value for money.
So what's changed?
If you're an existing policy holder* with a policy underwritten by Bupa Global Travel purchased before or on 29th November, 2017, your current policy is still valid. There is no change.
If you buy a policy on or before 1.21am (GMT) 30/11/2017 in a nutshell, you will get:
- Cover for your exact travel dates (no more pre-set weeks or months durations)
- Prices by region for Asia, Europe, USA, Pacific and everywhere else
- Cover on the go – we’re now fully mobile on any device (yes, you can still buy a policy if you’ve already left home)
To make it simple, check out the policy comparison table below for the key differences between the updated vs current plans.
Why the change?
We listened to your feedback and took on board your requests. We've worked hard to build two plans, so you can keep traveling, working, volunteering and studying safely around the world with more cash in your pockets.
What are the key differences*?
|Feature||New Standard and Explorer Plans||Old Standard and Explorer Plans|
|Dates of Purchase||Policies purchased on or after 1.21am (GMT) 30/11/2017.||Policies purchased before 1.21am (GMT) 30/11/2017.|
|Traveling longer?||You can keep buying new policies on the road to keep you covered. No extensions.||Sorry, you can no longer extend your policy. You can buy a new policy if you need to travel longer.|
|Specified items.||Easier categories to help you specify your items at the time of purchase.||Items were at the time of purchase or before travel.|
|Who's traveling?||Can list the age of each traveler.||Single, Couple, Family|
|Where are you going?||You’ll be able to select the countries you’re traveling to.||Worldwide including travel in USA/excluding travel to the USA & excluding travel in (country of residence).|
|How long are you traveling?||You buy the actual days you're traveling. For example: 1 day to 12 months.||You could buy set durations of travel. For example: 3 days up to 12 months.|
*Note: This advice is intended for for travelers with a policy underwritten by Bupa Global Travel excluding residents of USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland and Brazil who purchased a policy on or before 1.21am (GMT) 30/11/2017.