Travelling against Government advice? We will not cover losses, pay or reimburse any costs, under any section of this Policy, arising from circumstances where: (a) prior to the Issue Date specified on Your Certificate of Insurance in the case of a claim for Cancellation; or (b) prior to You starting a Trip for all other claims under the Policy; an Australian State, Territory or the Federal Government or a government agency (such as DFAT) issued a ‘Do Not Travel’ warning or advising that borders are closed, for the destination You planned to travel to. Please refer to who.int, smartraveller.gov.au, dfat.gov.au or other government sites for further information.
This frequently asked questions (FAQ) document has been prepared to address some frequent coverage queries relating to the Chubb Travel Insurance Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). The FAQs are a summary only, they are not an exhaustive list of the coverage, terms, conditions or exclusions in the Policy.
Limits apply and vary with each plan. Please refer to the PDS for further information on the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy.
If I am diagnosed with COVID-19 during my overseas trip, will my overseas medical expenses be covered?
Yes, if you are first diagnosed with COVID-19 while on your overseas trip and require immediate medical treatment, cover is provided for the cost of medical treatment incurred overseas. Except where you were COVID-19 positive when your trip began, or you travel against a government issued “Do Not Travel” warning or border closure.
If I’m positive with COVID-19 when my trip begins, will I be covered for COVID-19 related medical expenses during my trip?
No, you’re not covered for medical expenses incurred during your trip if you were diagnosed with COVID-19 before your departure.
If I become ill with COVID-19 before or during my Trip, will I be able to claim for costs I incur for the Cancellation or Curtailment of my Trip?
Yes, cover is provided for costs arising from a necessary and unavoidable trip cancellation or curtailment as a result of an unforeseen illness (including COVID-19) where:
I no longer want to travel because I am worried about the spread of COVID-19. Are my trip cancellation, curtailment or change costs covered?
No, cover is not available in this scenario. Simply no longer wishing to travel is not covered under the Policy.
If I need to cancel, curtail or change my trip due to a COVID-19 border closure as announced by any departure or destination government, am I covered?
No, cancellation due to COVID-19 government related travel advisories and/or border closures is not covered.
If I am diagnosed with COVID-19 after commencing my trip and subsequently issued with a quarantine order, will I be covered for the quarantine costs?
Yes, additional travel or accommodation expenses incurred are covered (within the benefit limitations) as a result of a mandatory quarantine order by a local government or public health authority. Except where you travel against a government issued “Do Not Travel” warning or border closure.
I have been classified by a public health authority as a close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been required to isolate as a result of this contact. Is there any benefit that I can claim?
No, cover is not available in this scenario.
Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to be eligible for the COVID-19 cover under this policy?
No, you do not need to have the COVID-19 vaccination to be eligible for cover under this policy. However, you will not be covered for any claim for cancellation, curtailment or trip change where you do not meet the vaccination protocols required by your transport provider or by any government authority (in Australia or at the destination) prior to departure.
Is there an option to purchase COVID-19 Cover on a stand-alone basis?
No, COVID-19 cover is not available on a stand-alone basis.
Is cover provided for trip cancellation, curtailment or change due to a natural disaster at my intended travel destination?
Yes, provided there had been no official publication (prior to the purchase of the policy) warning that the natural disaster had occurred or was likely to occur. Please note that natural disasters do not include epidemics or pandemics (which are excluded under the policy).
I am unable to obtain my passport, entry visa or other required documentation in time and need to cancel my trip. Is this covered?
No, failure to hold or obtain all required documentation for your trip is not covered.
If I need to cancel my trip due to an illness or injury before my departure, am I covered?
Yes, cover is provided for trip cancellation which is necessary and unavoidable as a result of an unforeseen illness or injury as confirmed by a doctor in writing. The illness or injury must first be contracted or occur after the policy is issued. It’s important to check PDS for details on pre-existing medical conditions which are not covered.
If I need medical treatment during my overseas trip, will my overseas medical expenses be covered?
Yes, if you suffer an unforeseen illness or injury on an overseas trip which requires immediate medical treatment, cover is provided for your medical expenses incurred overseas. It’s important to always check the PDS, which excludes claims arising from pre-existing medical conditions and participation in certain sports.
Are Pre-Existing Medical Conditions covered?
This policy does not cover any pre-existing medical conditions. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, this cover may not be right for you. Before you purchase a policy, you should consider whether a medical condition is considered pre-existing based on the definition of ‘Pre-Existing Medical Condition’ which is found on page 17 of the PDS.
What is a "Pre-Existing Medical Condition"?
A Pre-Existing Medical Condition generally means any medical or dental condition, illness, injury or disease that you previously required or continue to require treatment for, or that is under investigation at the time the policy is issued. It’s important to check the full definition of “Pre-Existing Medical Condition” on page 17 of the PDS before making your purchase, as variable limits and time restrictions apply to specified conditions.
Is a video camera (or any other item) on loan or hire for the trip covered?
No, any items loaned, hired or entrusted to you are not covered
What happens if my luggage is delayed by the airline when I’m on my trip?
We will reimburse essential emergency clothing and toiletry expenses incurred (as required for a 24-hour period, up to the benefit amount under ‘Delay of Personal Baggage’ applicable to your chosen plan) if your luggage is delayed for 12 hours or more. If your luggage is delayed for more than 36 hours, the limit is increased up to the benefit amount under ‘Extended Delay of Personal Baggage’ applicable to your chosen plan.
Who is eligible for cover under the policy?
All people covered under the policy must be Australian residents and aged 74 years of age or younger before buying your policy. The policy must be purchased before the trip commences, and the trip must start and end in Australia OR must start and end in the country of assignment.
What is a Country of Assignment?
When can I purchase my Chubb Travel Insurance policy?
You must purchase your policy before your trip commences and this can be up to 180 days before your departure.
Will my policy be valid if I start or end my trip outside of Australia or my country of assignment?
Your trip must start in Australia or your Country of Assignment and end in Australia or your Country of Assignment
Is there a maximum age on the policy?
Yes. Covered persons must be 74 years of age or younger before the date your policy is issued.
Do I need to undergo a medical examination to apply for the policy?
No. However, please note that pre-existing medical conditions are not covered.
Will I be covered if I purchased the policy after the commencement of my trip?
No. Cover is only applicable if your travel insurance is purchased before you start your trip.
Is there a maximum travel period on the policy?
Yes. The maximum trip duration is 90 consecutive days.
Is pregnancy covered under the policy?
The policy provides limited pregnancy cover. Pregnancy related claims are covered under the following sections of the policy:
There is no cover for costs associated with childbirth or the health of a newborn child, or for claims arising from any pre-existing medical condition (including any medical condition related to a previous pregnancy or if you have experienced pregnancy complications prior to purchasing the policy).
If my flight is delayed, am I covered?
Yes. We will reimburse additional accommodation expenses (up to the benefit amount under ‘Delayed, cancelled, overbooked or missing onward flight’ applicable to your chosen plan) if your flight is delayed for 6 hours or more. If your flight is delayed for more than 30 hours, the limit is increased up to the benefit amount under ’Extended Delayed, cancelled, overbooked or missed onward flight’ applicable to your chosen plan.
Is there a cooling off period?
Yes. You may cancel your policy for any reason within 14 days of issue (cooling-off period). You will receive a full refund of the premium you paid, provided:
What is Chubb Assistance? How does it work?
Chubb Assistance is an emergency assistance service. Support is available for emergency advice and assistance services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for medical or other emergencies while on your overseas trip and which are covered by the policy.
In the event of a medical or similar emergency, simply call our emergency response team on +61 2 8907 5666 to get immediate assistance and help accessing vital services in your local area where covered by the policy.
Please contact Chubb on 1800 803 548 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you may have.