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Travel Insurance Direct is an Australian online travel insurance business that started in 2005 and are underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd’s. Policies are available to those under 81 years and dependants will travel for free if they are under 21 years and travelling with a parent of grandparent. Worldwide 24/7 emergency assistance.

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Worst insurance company ever

Review by Leon Dalton | 26 February 2019, 12:10 PM | 0 comment

I have now been trying to sort my claim for 6 months. This is the worst insurance company I have ever... Read more

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Easy to arrange with minimum of fuss

Review by David Needham | 04 October 2018, 18:30 PM | 0 comment

Very competitive pricing with easy to follow quote request instructions. Staff were very helpful when... Read more

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Travel Insurance Direct FAQ's

How many people can I include in my policy?

On their website you can only buy a policy for 2 adults, and children go free.

Am I covered if I go on a cruise?

Yes, you don’t even need to pick a cruise specific policy. Here’s a top tip: Even if you’re travelling in Kiwi waters you still need to pick Pacific for destination.

Am I covered for skiing and my equipment?

Yes if you purchase their snow sports activity option. This policy will cover for $1,500 worth of skiing equipment, $1,000 piste closure and $1,500 skiing pre-paid costs.

Are kids covered for free?

Yes, that’s right, kids will be covered at no added cost! Dependent children and grandchildren are included for free as long as they are under 21 years of age and not in full time employment, and are travelling with you.

Can I pay to reduce or cancel my excess?

Yes if you pay a buy-out option to decrease your excess to nil.

What additional extras are there?

Download their Tripwise app to get phrasebooks, trip notes, local help, policy information and more!

Am I covered if my tour company collapses?

Travel Insurance Direct doesn’t provide protection from losses arising from the failure of an travel agent, tour operator, accommodation provider, airline or other carrier, car rental agency or any other travel and tourism service provider.

I’m not an New Zealand resident- can I buy cover?

Yes, you can buy a policy if you hold a current and valid visa.

What size moped or motorbike am I covered to ride overseas?

TID will cover you for any engine size you ride as long as you’re insured to do so in New Zealand and the country you are riding in. And you must be wearing a helmet.

Can I extend my policy from overseas?

Sure can, up to 12 months.

Do they cover for my rental vehicle excess?

Yes, they will cover up to $4,000 if you are required to pay for accidental damage, malicious damage, loss or theft of a vehicle you have rented from a licensed rental agency and whilst you are the driver.

Who underwrites them?

Lloyds of London.

What's their cooling off period?

14 days

Where are they based?



Under 81
Under 76
38 days leisure, 90 days business
$700 per item limit
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