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So you’ve decided to tick off everything on your bucket list — that’s great!

Whether you’re taking a gap year, or travelling around the world for the adventure of your life, such a trip brings plenty of opportunities that one should never miss. If you’re taking the leap, then there’s one thing you’ll absolutely need to make sure nothing will wreck the joy of travel: travel insurance!

Under30s Travel Insurance offers you just the right level of cover to stay safe and enjoy your trip to the fullest. Once you’ve packed our convenient long-term travel insurance policy, you’ll only need to consider the following safe travel best practices, and you’ll be ready for adventure.

tips for long term travel

Plan, Plan, Plan!

Long-term trips involve a lot of travelling, different accommodations, plus many expenses. The last thing you want is to end up spending more on an airplane ticket or hotel room, or be unable to get from point A to point B on time.

Prepare before you go, and take the time to create a travel itinerary, list down estimated expenses, and get your trip organised so you won’t run into any issues. Also, be sure to research any disease and hygiene problems in the countries you’re travelling to, and get all the correct vaccinations so you won’t end up getting sick and spending time in a hospital rather than having fun.

Beware of Travel Scams

Pickpockets to fake beggars, and street games — these are just some of the more common travel scams Aussies face abroad. Since you’re new in the city and aren’t probably familiar with these scams, it’s easy to fall for them — so it’s a good idea to get the time to know them. A few things to keep in mind when you travel abroad:

  • Aviod giving to beggars — they’re either trying to distract you so their accomplices can pickpocket you, or simply making a call to your goodwill, hoping to get money from you.
  • Always walk past street “performances” like the so-called shell game — they may be used as a distraction for scammers to pickpocket you.
  • Never give away the location of your wallet in front of other people — pickpockets will know where to search for it if you do!
  • Consider investing in locks to keep your backpack and luggage safe from outsiders.
  • Don’t give your personal or credit card information to anybody, in any circumstances.
  • If anything seems too good to be true (e.g. a free prize of any sort), it probably is — so proceed with caution.

Look After Yourself

The one glass of booze you’ve planned to drink may soon be followed by a second, a third, and even a fourth. Limiting alcohol consumption while travelling is paramount to staying safe. There will always be somebody ready to take advantage of the situation, whether it’s about stealing your stuff, or even worse. Make sure you look after yourself to avoid such incidents.

Also, never leave your glass unattended, or accept a drink from somebody you don’t know or have just met. More and more tourists have reported getting their drink spiked in clubs, pubs, and bars.

Missing Home Is Normal

It’s common to feel the urge to go back home when you’re away for longer than a few weeks — but cheer up. There are new people out there waiting for you to befriend them. Just go there and find them.


Under 30's covers a range of things that could go wrong when you travel. From medical emergencies to cover for your mobile phone and more. See our Table Of Benefits to explore all the cover provided.

Table Of Benefits

It's always important to review the full policy wording in our Product Disclosure Statement for more details including full terms and conditions, limits and exclusions that may apply.


Policy Wording


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faqs about long term travel insurance

  • I want to make sure I have cover for my iPhone, Computer or any electrical gadget. How do I do this?
  • You can purchase extra cover for electronic items by paying an additional premium. Cover is only available if you purchase this additional option at the time when the policy is issued. You can have: $2,500 in total for personal computer and their accessories $1200 in total for camera and video camera, $1000 in total for mobile phones, GPS, electronic book readers, and portable audio and gaming equipment. Please note: Receipts and/or valuation must be provided in the event of a claim.

  • What is the longest trip duration you can cover?
  • We cover trips up to 12 months long in duration. You can also extend your cover for another 12 months if you choose to stay overseas.

  • Can I extend my policy?
  • You can extend your policy by contacting us within a minimum of 48 hours before your policy lapses and pay the additional cost of extending your cover.


A complete list of FAQS.

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