Please Note - If you are cruising around Australia you need to select Pacific.
With Regions, variances can apply for Bali, Indonesia, Japan and Middle East.
You are not required to enter stop-over countries if your stop-over is less than 48 hours.
With its soft sandy beaches, wild nightlife, sprawling rice fields, exotic cuisine, and more cultural quirks than you can shake a stick at, it’s no wonder more than 800,000 Australians are drawn to the island of Bali each year.
Now we don’t like to think of holidays as risk taking ventures, but the truth is, new environments, unfamiliar territory, foreign languages and exotic foods can throw any traveller for a loop.
Despite its idyllic veneer, Bali comes with some risks and can be tough to navigate in times of trouble. From injuries and illnesses such as Bali belly, scooter accidents or monkey bites, to cancelled flights due to volcanic ash clouds, tsunamis and earthquakes, travel insurance is essential to protect you and your holiday.
It is not compulsory to have travel insurance to enter Indonesia, however it is highly recommended that you take out a travel insurance policy that includes cover for medical costs and evacuation as The Australian Government won't pay these costs while you're over there.
Some of Australia's favoured cheap holiday destinations can be the most expensive when it comes to accessing emergency flight access out. A medivac from Bali to Australia would set you back between $30,000 - $40,000. A travel insurance policy for 7 days is likely to cost you less than 50 bucks.
Don’t let your travel bug bite you on the bum or have your trip end in financial ruin - pack travel insurance along for the ride.
Whether you're a budget conscious backpacker, a surfer seeking waves, being tempted by the the thousands of temples or seduced by sipping cocktails on a relaxed beach break, it pays to compare travel insurance policies to find the right cover for your trip.
A policy will cover you for unexpected accident or illness, lost luggage or theft, unforseen trip cancellation and much more.
When comparing Bali policies, it's important to consider benefits, as well as costs. If you're planning on riding a motorbike or scooter in Bali, make sure you read our guide on which travel insurers cover motorbikes.
Eugene's (The King of Insurance) Top Tip! Picking 'Bali' as your destination, rather than 'Indonesia' if you're only heading to Bali might save you a few buckeroos!
The cost of travel insurance can vary enormously! Say you’re 30 (ish) years old and you’re going to Bali for a one-week holiday. Depending on your preferred level of cover, you can expect to pay anywhere from $32 to $250. To give you an idea, we’ve outlined the costs of several policies below;
Basic policies: $20 – $50. If you’re looking for real low cost cover itrek’s Wanderer Cover ($17.24) is the cheapest basic policy on our site. This policy includes unlimited medical, $1 million personal liability and $5, 000 unexpected travel expenses only. The excess you must pay towards a claim is $250.
Mid-level policies: $30 – $60. 1Cover’s Esstentials Cover policy offers decent cover at just $27.31.This includes unlimited medical, $2,500 cancellation, $5 million personal liability and $3,000 luggage. The excess is $150.
Comprehensive policies: $60(ish) – $250. Zoom's Standard policy at $36.73 offers generous cover with a low excess of $200. Their policy includes unlimited medical, unlimited cancellation, $2.5 million personal liability, $5,000 luggage, $2,000 luggage delay expenses, $2,500 hospital cash allowance, $2,000 for travel documents and $30,000 unexpected travel expenses.
*All prices accurate at time of writing May 2017
If your blissful Bali trip takes a downward turn for any of the following reasons, comprehensive cover will keep you in ship shape.
Found yourself in a pickle? Should you encounter a Bali blunder the following emergency contacts are good to have on hand.
|Government Tourist Information Centre
Jl.Bana Sari No.7
Phone: 754 092
|Australian Embassy Jakarta
Jalan H R Rasuna Said Kav C 15-16
Phone: +62 21 2550 5555
|Bali Police Headquarters
Jalan WR Supratman
Phone: 0361 227 711
|Australian Consulate General Bali
Jalan Tantular 32
Phone: +62 361 241 118
Stuff going wrong on holiday shouldn’t be your foremost concern when planning your trip. After all you’ve got an exciting itinerary to navigate! But like it or lump it, without safeguarding your travels, all the fun stuff could be nullified in the flash of an eye.
Compare Bali travel insurance policies to save time, worry and loads of money. You’ll be on your way to a relaxed, worry-free holiday quicker than you can say “terima kasih” (thank you)!
Having travelled to over 40 countries, studied tourism management and worked as a flight attendant for over three years, Natalie knows more than a thing or two about travel! She’s an adventure-lover, whose favourite trips have been trekking Machu Picchu and volunteering in an animal shelter in the Amazon. Qualified in Tier 2 General Insurance General Advice and specialising in travel insurance for the last five years, she in passionate about helping travellers get the most out of their holiday.