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1. Posted by Rosieg2205 (Budding Member 31 posts) 3y

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Wondered if anyone could give me any tips or advice about having any possible travel insurance. I'm in the uk now and am going to Australia on a years working visa, should I purchase any travel insurance or chance my luck? Can you even get insurance to last you a year whilst travelling all around? Any advice would be great! Thanks guys :)

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Nov-2013, at 13:31 by Rosieg2205 ]

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4932 posts) 3y

Regular travel insurance only covers for you trips of up to 3 (sometimes 6) months, but there's specific backpacker insurance which covers long term travel, yes. Travellerspoint has a partnership with World Nomads, which offers this, but there's many different companies offering similar deals.
As a UK citizen, you are covered for basic immediately necessary health insurance while in Australia (through medicare), but it's still generally advisable to have travel insurance beyond that.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Nov-2013, at 13:53 by Sander ]

3. Posted by Rosieg2205 (Budding Member 31 posts) 3y

Thank you :)

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