If you possibly can’t afford journey insurance coverage, you possibly can’t afford to journey is likely one of the key take-outs of DFAT’s Consular State of Play report 2021/22 launched in Canberra. In launching the report Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Tim Watts famous that with Australians taking to the skies once more with over 1million departures each month, and with requests for consular assist from Australians throughout 2021/22 nearly tripling to 34,000, being ready together with with journey insurance coverage issues more than ever.
AFTA CEO Dean Long was invited to attend the Report’s launch which accommodates some scary statistics on Australian attitudes to worldwide journey and insurance coverage when travelling in a post-pandemic setting: 95% of Australians who’ve booked a visit abroad plan to take out journey insurance coverage. 1 in 10 travellers below 30 are most susceptible to travelling uninsured, actively rejecting the thought of taking out journey insurance coverage whatever the vacation spot. Of these taking out insurance coverage, more than half are susceptible to travelling underinsured as they haven’t personally learn the high quality print intimately. Almost half recognized 1 or more events when an individual travelling abroad won’t want journey insurance coverage significantly travellers below 30. Up to two-thirds should journey regardless of Government recommendation to not.
Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) CEO Dean Long stated: “With more than 80% of all international travel booked through one of our member travel agents and tour operators, AFTA welcomes the release of this year’s State of Consular Play report and its insights.”
“The report confirms that 95% of Australians who have booked a trip will take out travel insurance and, with our ATAS-accredited businesses the Number One distributor of Travel Insurance, travel professionals can and should be very proud of our role in keeping Australians travelling safely and with the appropriate and essential level of insurance protection.” “If you can’t afford travel insurance, you simply shouldn’t be travelling.” “Plus, by booking through an ATAS business, you have the additional confidence of knowing you are dealing with the very best.”