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1. Posted by danny111292 (Budding Member 39 posts) 1y

hey

i have just purchased my flights for oz (get into oz on the 7th january 2016) wanting to get my travel insurance sorted ASAP! but i am confused, if you have travel insurance do you need health insurance too?

also would like to know which insurance is cheapest.

thanks

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Apr-2015, at 12:34 by danny111292 ]

2. Posted by oakesy3 (Budding Member 7 posts) 1y

Try alpha insurance they are quite cheap for travel insurance, as for health insurance I didn't get that but you have to apply for a Medicare card as soon as you arrive in australia which is free of charge and that's all you need to show when you go to hospital. I've been twice and shown that and not had to pay anything.

3. Posted by gaptraveller (Budding Member 36 posts) 1y

i never travel with insurance and ive been fine...so far...

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

Quoting gaptraveller

i never travel with insurance and ive been fine...so far...

With all due respect, so what?

Cheers,
Terry

5. Posted by gaptraveller (Budding Member 36 posts) 1y

so is travel insurance really necessary?

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

It is for someone who suffers a medical emergency in a foreign country and they don't want to be hit with a massive bill.

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

Sorry, if you're speaking about travel insurance and extended medical insurance as two separate issues then of course the discussion changes...

Cheers,
Terry

8. Posted by gaptraveller (Budding Member 36 posts) 1y

ok got it thanks