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1. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 10y

hi guys,
do i need any health injections for my trip to oz. had the normal ones, anything i really need ,
also insurance,,,,,im there for a month a few internal flights and hireing a motor and flight insurance,,,,,,,any sugestions please

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 10y

No jabs required if you haven't spent any time recently in an area of the world that might have put you at risk of things like yellow fever etc.

If you're just heading straight over from the UK, and haven't been in such a place recently, it's not a problem.

Insurance can be helpful if things go wrong! Some places include Columbus, Atlas Direct - there's others too.

If you're driving, try to make yourself aware of local rules (e.g. in Melbourne about "hook turns" in the city etc.) Distances and speeds are in km, the roads aren't signed as much as in the UK so keep a sharp eye out! Signs are quite often much later than you get in the UK - particularly watch out for what lane you need to be in (both on highways and local roads) if you are/are not turning off!

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Garry l would definately recommend you take out insurance you can get it pretty reasonable covering the lenght of your trip and its worth while to have something to fall back on should the worst happen.

No jabs needed if you are coming from the UK.

4. Posted by Jay_9 (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

Always take insurance!!

5. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 10y

hi jay.
sorry mate i did not mean i was not taking insurance, i meant that with trvelling on a few internal flights do i need a differant type of insurance or will one like i normaly take out for the year for holidays be ok,,,,,,sorry to confuse.

6. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

garry garry garry What have you been doing again. Dont scare us like that.

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