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.
Wowee does Japan have something for everyone! It's no wonder that The Land of the Rising Sun's tourism numbers are going gangbusters. Whether you're a skier, want to soak up the ancient temples, emerse yourself in the karoke scene, take a trip on a bullet train, or indulge in the weird and wonderful dishes....A trip to Japan with all it's wacky ways will not disappoint!
Despite its appeal, no trip comes without some risks and it can be tough to navigate a new land when you don't speak the local lingo. From Tokyo tummy, monkey bites or earthquakes, travel insurance is essential to protect you from travel troubles on your Japanese holiday.
The following guide will help you navigate around the tricky world of travel insurance, so strap in and enjoy the ride.
Basic policies for around $20 – $60 you an expect (generally speaking) medical, personal liability and unexpected travel expenses.
Mid-level policies for around $30 – $80 you can get decent cover which includes benefits like medical, cancellation, personal liability as well as some cancellation and luggage cover.
Comprehensive policies for around $50 – $150 offers generous cover including medical, cancellation, personal liability, luggage, luggage delay expenses, hospital cash allowance, travel documents and unexpected travel expenses.
It will largely depend on your age and how long you're going for. Comprehensive Travel Insurance to Japan for 7 days for a 30 year old can cost as little at $25. That's peace of mind for $3.50 a day. A small price to pay for you to enjoy your holiday knowing you're protected should the unexpected happen.
Travel Insurance is not required in order to enter the country, however it's highly recommended. Medical fees in Japan are one of the most expensive in the world. If you find yourself injured or ill in Japan and need to see a doctor, you'll be seriously out of pocket. For the small price of travel insurance - it really is a no brainer.
Not always! Many travel insurance companies require you to specify each country you are visiting. If you are going to Malaysia, Japan and Hong Kong you would need to specify each of these countries, rather than selecting Asia as a region. This is because some Australian insurers price Japan as a little more expensive to other Asian countries. To ensure you're covered for Japan, make sure it says this destination on your Certifiate of Insurance.
Yes, no, maybe! If you visit the Tokyo Tsukiji Market and eat some fresh fish which plays havoc on your tummy and you need to see a doctor, more than likely any expenses you incur will be covered. However, if you go to a restaurant offering puffa fish that sends you side-ways, an insurer may think otherwise. Insurers do not cover when you intentionally put yourself at risk.
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.