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When you are travelling abroad there are often things about the country or culture that you won't realise even for places you may think you know like USA, Australia or New Zealand. This is can make things difficult for short trips but when you go long distances and are spending longer lengths of time there you can find yourself in awkward, frustrating or even dangerous situations that a little more knowledge could help prevent. This is why we at medical travel insurance have decided to write this tips and tricks guide to Australia.
Australia is a bigger continent than most people consider, with most of it being empty and only particular places, normally the coasts, being busy hubs of humanity. There is much to see and many incredible places to visit such as Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Frasier Island and Ayers Rock (or Uluru). It can be varied but usually entails quite a lot of travelling to see more than a bit at a time.
Given the amount to do and the fame of much of the wonderful locations available in Australia we have instead put together a few useful travel tips to help you explore this enormous country. First here are a few things that people are aware of but are worth re-iterating for first timers to australia:
There are a few things that even the more experienced travellers may not be aware of too:
Australia has a lot to offer and has an long and complex history for you to discover while you are out there. Hopefully our tips have helped even the regular visitors and maybe even convinced you to try a different type of trip for your next visit.
Australia is a big and expensive place with dangers from animals, the environment and even the sun present we would definitely suggest getting thorough medical cover on your travel insurance policy. You will often have to take linking flights to get there, combine that with the cost of air travel for those distances, and we would also recommend you pay particular attention to cancellation cover and possibly both Travel Disruption and Airline failure, though the latter is generally less likely to be an issue it is still useful should it be needed.
Baggage can be a useful area of cover should you be taking much abroad with you but otherwise you will want to check the areas relevant to your type of trip such as golfing or business cover, you may like to check our other guides as well for some more hints and tips.
Don't forget that as you might expect we at medical travel insurance can aid you in finding travel insurance for your trip to Australia just click here to go and get a quote.
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