Travel with Kit Review

Travel with Kit travel insurance offers a comparatively high cover level for trip cancellation and up to $10,000 in protection for your baggage for Aussie breaks.

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Travel with Kit Travel Insurance

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Important:

Travel insurance rules continue to change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We’re working hard to keep up and make sure our guides are up to date, however some information may not be accurate during the pandemic. It’s even more important to double-check all details that matter to you before taking out cover. Please know that some policies may not be available through Finder at this time. Here are some helpful tips:
    • If you're buying a policy today, it's unlikely that you'll be covered for border closures
    • If your travel plans go against government advice, your policy will most likely be voided and you won't be covered

    Our Verdict:

    • The Domestic plan offers some bumper cover limits for those who are planning an Aussie trip. This includes trip cancellation of up to $25,000. Meanwhile, the policy's standard excess payment of $100 is better than most quotes you can find on our site.
    • Travel with Kit comes with an impressively long list of covers for its domestic plan. This can even include a useful $650 for the housing of your beloved pet if you get delayed at the end of your trip (just keep an eye out for sub-limits, which do apply).
    • Travel with Kit wasn't one of the five travel insurance brands we found who offered some specific cover for COVID-19 related expenses.

    Review by our life insurance senior writer James Martin

    Travel with Kit is an Australian-owned brand that caters to a whole bunch of travellers by allowing you to buy the cover you need. You can customise your policy by selecting a plan and adding any additional cover you might need, such as water sports activities or expensive items such as cameras or surfboards.

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    warning Finally, some good news! Domestic travel is picking up, so some insurers have started offering cover again 🦘
    Just remember, you won't be covered for any pandemic related claims if you do take out domestic travel insurance.
    International travel insurance is limited and sometimes unavailable at this point.

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    Summary of Travel with Kit's International Comprehensive policy

    Overseas Medical and Hospital ExpensesUnlimited
    Cancellation and Amendment Fees$25,000
    Luggage and Personal Effects$10,000
    Maximum Age Limit99

    Table updated June 2020

    What policies does Travel with Kit offer?

    Travel with Kit offers 4 plans to suit travellers on a range of budgets:

    Island
    International comprehensive
    Bar
    International basic
    Beach chair
    International Saver
    Compass
    Domestic

    Travel with Kit review and comparison of benefits

    BenefitsComprehensiveBasicSaverDomestic
    Overseas medical and hospital UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
    Overseas funeral expenses$20,000$15,000$10,000
    Emergency medical transport and repatriationUnlimited$500,000
    Cancellation costs$25,000$15,000
    $25,000
    Travel delay$3,000$1,500
    $1,500
    Alternative transport costs for special events$5,000$2,000
    Theft/damage to baggage and personal items$10,000$2,000
    $10,000
    Personal money$1,000$300
    $1,000
    Luggage delay$750$500
    $750
    Personal accident$37,500$15,000
    $15,000
    Legal liability$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000$1,000,000
    Emergency non-medical expenses*$25,000$15,000$5,000$5,000
    Emergency travel companion$2,500$2,000
    Personal Accident$37,500$15,000
    $15,000
    Financial default*$10,000$5,000
    Housing of domestic pets*$650
    $650
    Domestic Services*$10,000$2,000
    $10,000
    Hijack$1,000$500

    *Sub-limits apply
    Table updated: November 2020

    What add ons are available?

    Along with their long list of benefits, Travel with Kit also offers a range of add on packs to give you flexibility and cover for the things that are most important to you.

    • Adventure pack. For all the explorers and adrenaline junkies out there, this pack includes things like abseiling, diving and hang gliding.
    • Bicycle pack. Cover includes loss, theft and damage to your bike while you're on holiday.
    • Business pack. If you're travelling for business, the last thing you want is for any of your gear or equipment to be damaged. The business pack covers you for this as well as services like equipment hire and staff replacement costs.
    • Cruise pack. Regular travel doesn't totally cover you for things that could happen out at sea. This one includes things like onboard medical treatment and evacuation as well as cruise delays and more.
    • Device pack. Nobody can survive without a phone. The device pack covers your digital devices for theft, loss and damage above the standard limits.
    • Golf pack. Plan to take your precious golf clubs on holiday? Make sure they are insured so that as soon as you let them out of your sight at the airport, you know the golf pack has them covered.
    • Pregnancy pack. This add-on allows pregnant women to pick their cover from 26 weeks to 33 weeks for single pregnancies, and from 19 to 23 weeks for twins.
    • Rental car pack. Driving abroad in a foreign country can be a little scary and intimidating. This add-on has got your back, covering you for things like dents, scratches and theft.
    • Snow pack. Snowboarding and skiing is great fun but before you take to the slopes, get yourself and your gear covered.
    • Water sports pack. From your surfboard, to your diving gear, us Aussies love to hit the water. This add-on covers your equipment as well as things like delays and damage.

    What isn't covered by Travel with Kit plans?

    Travel with Kit may refuse claims in the following circumstances;

    • Loss, theft or damages occurred within your control, e.g. leaving your laptop in the hotel room unattended and not secured in the safe
    • Damage to sports and leisure equipment while in use
    • When losses are not reported to the proper authorities within 24hrs of the incident occurring and no written report is obtained

    Here are some other exclusions, but check out the PDS for the full list.

    • Claims related to illegal or dishonest acts
    • Your claim is for a loss that is recoverable, e.g. if your plane ticket is refundable through the travel service provider
    • You travel against government or mass media warnings
    • If you participate in solo parachuting, sky-diving or hang gliding without Adventure cover
    • If you travel in an unlicensed aircraft
    • Unsupervised luggage and personal effects
    • Travel provider insolvency
    • Claim due to suicide or attempted suicide
    • Travelling against medical advice
    • Driving without a current Australian driver's licence
    • Riding a motorcycle without a helmet or current Australian licence

    If I have a pre-existing medical condition, will I be covered?

    Yes - like most travel insurance providers, Travel with Kit has a list of automatically included pre-existing medical conditions that cover things like allergies, asthma, osteoporosis and coeliac disease. If your medical condition is not listed in the PDS, you may have to declare your condition and pay an additional premium when purchasing your policy.

    How do I make a claim?

    • Emergency claims
    • The emergency response team is available 24/7 on +61 2 8880 9428 (you can reverse the charge)
    • Regular claims
    • The easiest way to put in a regular claim is online.
    • To discuss existing policies
    • Call +61 2 8880 9428
    • Email claims@travelwithkit.com
    • Live Chat

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