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Cover that is backed by Allianz and offers free child cover? Discover reasons to consider Virgin Money Travel Insurance for your trip.

You can compare the features of various Virgin Travel Insurance policies by using the table below and get a free quote. Virgin Money Australia has expanded its personal insurance portfolio and now offers comprehensive travel insurance plans for both domestic and international trips to suit different needs and budget.

Compare travel insurance policies offered by Virgin Money

Brands Product Product Details Apply
Virgin Money International Essentials

Unlimited overseas medical expenses

Unlimited emergency medical assistance

$5,000 cancellation fees and lost deposits

$3,000 luggage and personal effects

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Virgin Money International Comprehensive

Unlimited overseas emergency assistance

Unlimited overseas medical expenses

Unlimited cover for cancellation fees and lost deposits

$10,000 luggage and personal effects

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Virgin Money International Multi-Trip

Unlimited overseas emergency assistance

Unlimited overseas medical expenses

Unlimited cover for cancellation fees and lost deposits

$10,000 luggage and personal effects

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Virgin Money Basic

Unlimited overseas emergency assistance

Unlimited overseas medical expenses

$1,000,000 personal liability

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Virgin Money Domestic

Unlimited cancellation fees and lost deposits

$25,000 additional expenses

$10,000 luggage and personal effects cover

$1,000,000 personal liability cover

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Virgin Money Cruise Pack

Unlimited medical cover while cruising

Unlimited evacuation cover ship-to-shore

$1,000 pre-paid shore excursion cancellation

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Virgin Money Ski cover extension

Emergency rescue

Own snow sports equipment

Snow port equipment hire

Snow sport pack

Piste closure

Bad weather and avalanche cover

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Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, provider of Virgin Travel Insurance, is an authorised representative of AGA Assistance Australia Pty Ltd t/a Allianz Global Assistance. Travel insurance is underwritten by Allianz Australia Insurance Limited and issued and managed by Allianz Global Assistance.


What cover options are available from Virgin and what exactly do they provide?

Whether you are a one-off or regular traveller, globetrotting around the world or keeping it local, you may be able to find suitable travel insurance cover with Virgin that you can more closely tailor with a range of extras.

1. International Travel Cover2. Virgin Domestic Travel Insurance3. Virgin Multi-Trip Travel Insurance

1. International Travel Cover

If you are looking to secure a travel insurance plan for a single overseas trip, Virgin offers different levels of cover available to single travellers and family. For international travel, there are three cover levels that you can choose from:

  • Comprehensive
  • Essentials
  • Basic

How does each level of cover compare with another?

BenefitComprehensive CoverEssentials CoverBasic Cover
Overseas emergency medical assistance
Yes
Yes
Yes
Overseas emergency medical and hospital expenses
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emergency rescue
Yes
No
No
Accidental death
Yes
No
No
Permanent disability
Yes
No
No
Cancellation fees and lost deposits
Yes
Yes
No
Additional travel and accommodation expenses
Yes
Yes
No
Travel delay expenses
Yes
Yes
No
Alternative transport expenses
Yes
No
No
Travel documents, credit cards and cheques
Yes
No
No
Theft of cash
Yes
No
No
Loss of luggage and personal effects
Yes
Yes
No
Luggage and personal effect delay expenses
Yes
Yes
No
Personal liability
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rental vehicle excess
As selected
No
No
Sports cover
Yes
No
No
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2. Virgin Domestic Travel Insurance

Virgin Travel Insurance also provide comprehensive protection cover for applicants looking to take a trip locally in Australia. Going for a snowy adventure or hitting the golf clubs to practice your tee shot? You can take up additional sports cover to help protect yourself against loss or damage of sports equipment. Domestic cover from Virgin is available as a single or family plan.

What is covered under domestic travel insurance policies?

BenefitDomestic Cover
Cancellation fees and lost deposits
Yes
Additional travel and accommodation expenses
Yes
Loss of luggage and personal effects
Yes
Rental vehicle excess
As selected
Accidental death and personal liability
Yes
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3. Virgin Multi-Trip Travel Insurance

If you regularly travel overseas or locally, either for work or holiday purposes, you can take advantage of Virgin Multi-Trip insurance that provide cover for unlimited journeys within a 12 month period. Virgin Multi-Trip Travel Insurance cover is available as a single plan. However, if you take your spouse/de facto partner and/or children with you in these trips, they will be covered automatically.

What is covered under multi-trip travel insurance policies?

Benefits of Virgin Multi-Trip Travel Insurance for domestic and international cover include:

  • Overseas emergency medical assistance
  • Overseas emergency medical and hospital expenses
  • Hospital cash allowance
  • Emergency rescue
  • Loss of income
  • Accidental death
  • Permanent disability
  • Cancellation fees and lost deposits
  • Additional travel and accommodation expenses
  • Travel delay expenses
  • Alternative transport expenses
  • Travel documents, credit card and cheques
  • Theft of cash
  • Loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Luggage and personal effect delay expenses
  • Personal liability
  • Rental vehicle excess

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Looking for some extra cover for your trip? Additional options you may want to consider

With Virgin Travel Insurance, you have the flexibility to tailor your policy of choice with additional cover options. These options will incur additional premiums:

OptionComprehensiveEssentialsBasicDomesticMulti-Trip
Sports cover
Own snow sport equipment
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Snow sport equipment hire
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Snow ski pack
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Piste closure
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Bad weather and avalanche closure
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Own golf equipment
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Cruise coverYesNoNoYesYes
Increased item limits
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Standard excess
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

What are the benefits and what are the drawbacks of Virgin Travel Insurance?

Benefits

  • 24/7/365 Emergency Assistance. Virgin Travel Insurance is underwritten Allianz who provide emergency assistance with Allianz Global Assistance.
  • Claims process is quick. With Virgin Money you can access guidance for the travel insurance claims process – you call it up and the claims team can guide you through the claims process.
  • Cooling off period. Virgin Travel insurance has a 14 day cooling-off period in case you change your mind or travel plans.
  • Kids covered for free. If you're travelling with you children, Virgin Money Travel Insurance provides complimentary cover for dependents under 24 years old. Conditions apply.
  • Discount policies. You can save on travel insurance with coupon codes and other discounts – existing Virgin customers are eligible for a 5% premium discount.

Drawbacks

  • No increased cover for expensive items. You cannot purchase increased cover for jewellery or Snow Sport Equipment.
  • No one-way policies. Virgin Travel Insurance only covers trips that start and end in Australia.
  • No already overseas option. You cannot take out cover after you have begun your trip.
  • Limited seniors cover. Some Virgin Money travel insurance policies have a maximum age of 74 for policyholders.

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What is the maximum age I can still get travel cover?

PolicyAge
Comprehensive and DomesticAll ages
Essentials and Basic74
Annual Multi Trip74

How much excess do I have to pay when I claim?

The standard excess on Virgin Money travel insurance will vary depending on your policy:

PolicyExcess
Domestic (Single and Multi-trip)$150
Basic$150
Essential$250
Comprehensive$250
Annual Multi Trip$150

Can I get rid of this charge?

Yes you can. Virgin allows you to either reduce your excess or completely remove it for an additional premium.


If something happens how do I make a claim?

You can make a claim by downloading a claim form and submitting your claim with the appropriate supporting documents

Required documents can include:

  • Police reports
  • Valuations
  • Medical reports
  • Original receipts or proof of purchase and ownership

Claims will generally take 30 days from when you return home to be processed.


Frequently asked questions about Virgin

Questions about applying

  • A. You are eligible for cover if:
  • You are an Australian resident;
  • You are taking out cover prior to the start of your journey; and
  • Your trip begins and ends in Australia.
  • A. The age limits will vary depending on type of cover you are looking to apply for:
  • Single Comprehensive and Domestic - 16 years old and over
  • Multi-Trip and Basic - 16 to 74 years old
  • Essentials - 16 to 69 years old
  • A. Virgin groups destinations into their specific regions and they are organised from highest to lowest price - Worldwide, Europe, Asia, Pacific and New Zealand. This means, when you choose a region, you will get automatically covered for lower priced destinations. For example, a Europe policy will also entitle you with cover for Asia and the Pacific.
  • A. You may want to take out Virgin Travel Insurance cover as soon as you put down a deposit or fully paid for your trip, or up to 12 months before your departure date.
  • A. Your policy will be active on the date you purchase your cover. You will receive an email confirmation and Certificate of Insurance after application.

Questions about cancelling policies

  • A. You can cancel your cover within the 14 day cooling off period and you will get a full refund of premiums paid. Conditions apply.

Questions about coverage

  • A. Yes, your dependents will receive complimentary cover if they are travelling with you 100% of the time and they are under 24 years old. Virgin allows up to ten dependents on your policy and they will be covered at no extra charge.
  • A. Virgin Travel Insurance Australia provides cover for pre-existing conditions specified on the policy. Conditions may apply depending on the nature of the condition.
  • A. No. For Australia, Virgin Money Travel Insurance only provides cover for trips that start and end in Australia.

Why choose Virgin for your trip?

  • Travel with one of Australia’s largest general insurance providers. Despite being a newcomer to the travel insurance market, Virgin Money Australia is one the nation’s leading financial institutions. Virgin Travel Insurance policies are underwritten by Allianz Australia, one of the largest travel insurance groups in the country.
  • Different options to suit many travellers. Virgin Travel Insurance has developed a variety of travel plans with features and benefits to suit different kinds of travellers and their needs. Looking for a basic cover? Virgin Travel Insurance offers Basic or Essentials cover for when you travel abroad. Want top level cover? The Comprehensive cover might be a suitable solution for overseas trips. Domestic travellers can also benefit from two levels of travel cover available through Virgin.
  • Tailor your policy to more ideally suit your needs. You can customise your travel protection plan by adding different options to suit your needs. Depending on the type of cover that you opt for, you can choose to add sports cover, get extra cover for your valuables and luggage, or increase your rental vehicle excess.
  • 24/7 emergency assistance no matter where you are in the world. With the support from Allianz Global Assistance, you can benefit from global emergency assistance with access to doctors, nurses and support staff; available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to Virgin Travel Insurance policyholders.
  • Complimentary cover for kids. If you have children/grandchildren under 24 years old that are travelling with you, they will be eligible for travel cover free of charge, provided that they are not in full-time employment.
  • 14 day cooling off period. Once you have purchased your Virgin Money Travel Insurance policy, you have 14 days to be sure that you have made the right decision. You can cancel your cover within this period and you will receive a full refund as long as you have not commenced your trip or made a claim.
  • Cover for 36 pre-existing medical conditions at no extra cost. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, Virgin Travel Insurance provides cover for applicants with any one of the 36 listed on your policy at no extra cost. Virgin may offer full cover as long as you have not been admitted to a hospital for the elected condition in the 24 months prior to your policy’s commencement date. Some of the pre-existing medical conditions that Virgin travel insurance will cover include:
  • Asthma
  • Cataracts
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Diabetes Type I and II
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Tinnitus

Looking to Apply? Purchase Cover Securely Online

To get a free quote for Virgin Travel Insurance, fill in your details by following the link below. Once you have submitted your details, a Virgin Money representative will be in touch with to confirm your details.

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    ShirleyMay 24, 2015

    I have cover 22/5 to 6/6 had slight accident left paperwork at home.can you provide claim number. Cut to eyebrow going to emergency hospital

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      RichardMay 25, 2015Staff

      Hi Shirley,

      Thanks for your question. finder.com.au is a comparison service and not an insurer. If you would like to make a claim with Virgin Travel Insurance, you will need to contact them by calling +61 7 3305 7499. The following pages have all the information and phone numbers you may need:
      Virgin Travel Insurance Claims
      Virgin Contact Numbers

      I hope this was helpful,
      Richard

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    MayDecember 16, 2014

    Do you cover pregnancy? especially premature birth and care of a new born baby afterwards?
    I will be 24weeks when going to Hawaii.
    Thanks.

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      RichardDecember 16, 2014Staff

      Hi May,

      Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, finder.com.au is a comparison website and not an insurer. Virgin Travel Insurance only cover for:
      “Single uncomplicated Pregnancy, up to and including 23 weeks, not Arising from services or treatment associated with an assisted reproduction program including but not limited to in vitro fertilisation (IVF).”

      You may find our Travel Insurance for Pregnancy page useful, as it has a wealth of information about the topic and also a list of providers form within our panel that cover travel insurance for pregnant women.

      I hope this was helpful,
      Richard

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    MarieSeptember 29, 2014

    how do I cancel my policy?

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      ShirleySeptember 30, 2014Staff

      Hi Marie,

      Thanks for your question.

      To cancel your policy, please get in touch with Virgin Travel Insurance directly.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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    snowyFebruary 15, 2014

    With the sports cover option will be covered with things such as snorkeling or white water rafting

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      WilliamFebruary 17, 2014Staff

      Hi Snowy,

      Thank you for your enquiry. According the Virgin Money Travel Insurance PDS, a benefit will not be paid if;
      “Your claim Arises because you dive underwater using an artificial breathing apparatus, unless you hold an open water diving licence issued in Australia or you were diving under licensed instruction.”

      There is no mention of if white water rafting will be covered. It would be best to speak with Virgin directly to clarify whether this activity will be covered prior to taking out cover. It may be dependent on the policy that you choose.

      Finder always recommends that anyone looking to take out travel cover take the time to read through the product disclosure statement closely and speak to the provider if necessary so that they are absolutely certain when they will and will not be covered.

      All the best with your enquiry.

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    MichaelJanuary 26, 2014

    I reside in NZ can I use your services?

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      MarcJanuary 28, 2014Staff

      Hi Michael,
      thanks for the question.

      Unfortunately you must be a resident of Australia to be able to apply for this insurance policy. In addition, your journey must start and end in Australia.

      I hope this helps,
      Marc.

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