Australia Travel Insurance for UK travelers

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Globehopper Insurance for UK travelers, European and international travelers

Globehopper insurance offered by International Medical Group, Europe (IMG-Europe) is comprehensive travel health insurance that offers coverage for travelers outside their home country. GlobeHopper is a hybrid policy which provides short term private medical insurance and travel insurance cover.
It offers worldwide coverage and is popular among residents and citizens of the UK. It offers coverage in multiple currencies, namely €Euro, £GBP and $USD. It is available for older travelers up to the age of 70, college students, nannies, vacationers, missionaries, immigrants and relatives.
Some of the unique advantages of this GlobeHopper plan are :
  1. Can be sold to most nationalities, not just UK & EU residents
  2. Covers all non-elective treatment that is required prior to insureds home as planned date – not just emergency medical treatment.
  3. Can be purchased after departure subject to moratorium rules
  4. Extendable up to 2/3 years if original policy is purchased for 30 days or more
  5. Available in 3 currencies; USD, GBP & Euro
  6. This plan offers secondary coverage to any other coverage.
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Travel Insurance Australia for US citizens visiting Australia

Over 600,000 US nationals visit Australia annually. The laid back Aussie lifestyle, unique natural beauty of the land, beautiful beaches, friendly people, pubs and music, strength of the US dollar, warm weather during the American winter months all add to the allure of Australia. Australia has become a very popular destination for US tourists. While the land down under was always of interest for Americans, the improved air connectivity has made Australia more accessible, particularly from the west coast. Australia has plenty to offer from vibrant cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Queensland, the island of Tasmania, the Gold Coast to beautiful beaches and natural wonders difficult to find elsewhere. The Australian Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate destination for the underwater world. Australia also offers excellent cuisine and wine. The round-trip flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Sydney Airport on China Eastern Airlines is among the popular flights taken by US citizens to visit Australia.

However, it is prudent for Americans to buy travel health insurance while visiting Australia. Healthcare in Australia is good but since US health insurance will not cover you outside the US borders, you need to be insured while traveling overseas. You can usa our Find the best insurance plan form to compare and buy a suitable plan that will cover your health or travel expenses while on a short trip or long term vacation in Australia. Our customer support can be contacted at 877-340-7910 or email us
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Do I need travel insurance for Australia?

If you are applying for the Australian visa, the consular authorities can ask you to have adequate travel insurance for Australia. However, even if not for being issued a visa, the fact that your domestic health insurance including US Medicare provides little coverage in Australia, it is important for international travelers to buy good travel insurance for Australia.

Which is the best travel insurance for Australia from USA?

Excellent question and we try hard to find the best answer to this question! Given the unique needs of different travelers there is not one Australia travel insurance plan that always works best for everyone. If you are a traveler with concerns about an existing medical conditions, then you will be looking at different plans as opposed to a different traveler without any life-threatening pre-existing condition. We endeavor to give our visitors all relevant information so they can find the best Australia travel insurance plan. Our travel insurance quote comparison tool helps travelers compare different travel health insurance plans based on price and coverages in an objective manner. If you want some more guidance, our licensed agents are here to help you with your choice!

Information for US Students going to Australia

Australia is one of the favorite destinations among US students studying overseas. Every year more than 10,000 US students are going to Australia for studies. Australia has good weather and students can have a great lifestyle. There are more than 100,000 US students enrolled in study exchange or study abroad programs in Australia. Australia is known to offer high quality education programs from excellent and reputed universities and colleges. The courses are recognized worldwide and studying in Australia provides good links with fast growing economies in Asia. Education in Australia is affordable and the cost of living is cheaper when compared to many other developed countries. The popular states in Australia where the majority of US students enroll are New South Wales and Queensland.
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Travel health insurance for older US travelers (65+ years) visiting Australia

It is wonderful to see so many older Americans traveling to Australia. However while visiting Australia is exciting, US citizens should realise that Medicare and its supplements provide very little coverage outside US borders. There is a travel health insurance plan specifically designed for older American travelers. Indianapolis based International Medical Group (IMG) offers GlobeHopper Senior as an affordable overseas travel medical insurance option for US citizens and US permanent residents 65 years and older. The GlobeHopper Senior plan is available either as the GlobeHopper Single-Trip plan for coverage from 5 days to 365 days, or as a GlobeHopper Multi-trip plan which covers 12 months with a maximum of 30 days per each overseas trip. The GlobeHopper Senior plan is very popular since it provides coverage of $1 million up to the age of 79 years and $100,000 for travelers more than 80 years old. The plan includes $2,500 cover for sudden unexpected recurrence of a pre-existing condition and $25,000 for emergency medical evacuation.

Popular tourist destinations in Australia

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

It is one of the oldest living coral reefs in the world, and also is one of the largest. There are more than 2,000 different kinds of fish and 500 species of coral polyps.

Fraser Island
Fraser Island

It is the world's largest sand island, stretching over 120km. Panoramic viewpoints include Indian Head, and a cliff famous for sculpted ribbons of coloured sand.


Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design.


Melbourne is the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania. At the city's centre is the modern Federation Square development by the Yarra River.

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Australia - General information

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Australian dollar (AUD)

population  Population

Around 25 million

calendar  Best time to visit

Dec to Feb

map  Vacation spots

Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Cairns, Alice Springs,Great Barrier Reef.

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Schengen Visa information for Australian citizens

Australian Citizens with a valid Australian passport can travel to the Schengen states up to a maximum of 90 days without the need of a Schengen visa.
Requirements for traveling to the Schengen region:

  • A valid Canada passport with a minimum of three months validity beyond the departure date from the Schengen area.
  • Valid reason for travel.
  • Proof of adequate financial resources to support oneself during the entire stay in the Schengen region.
  • Any compliance or entry requirements specific to the country of travel or transit.

Australian residents but non Canadian citizens visiting Europe (Schengen region)

Most Non Australian citizens need to apply for the Schengen visa. Please check Nationalities who need Schengen visa. Australian residents but Non Australian citizens need to provide the proof of resident status in the Australian to apply for a Schengen/short stay visa. The visa and the Australian resident status must be valid for at least 3 months after the last day of stay in the Schengen area.

Long Term Europe visa insurance - Long stay in the Schengen Region (More than 90 days)

If you want to stay in the Schengen area for more than 90 days you must apply for a residence permit and not a Schengen visa. One of the requirements for Long Term Europe stay visa is the mandated Schengen visa insurance. Specific instructions for residence permit is available on the respective embassy/consulate's website.
Please note that it is prudent to give adequate processing time while applying for the Schengen visa. This is particularly true during the peak travel months in Summer and in Winter.

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Australia travel insurance Claims Procedure

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