International travel insurance

Whether you’re holidaying in Holland or backpacking in Brazil, quality international travel insurance can help you to travel with confidence. A great policy can protect you, your family and your valuables with comprehensive cover at an affordable price.

Learn why our International Comprehensive travel insurance policy could be the perfect option for your next overseas adventure.

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What we cover

Our International Comprehensive travel insurance includes cover for:

  • Unlimited medical and evacuation expenses that arise due to unexpected events while on your journey
  • Cancellation fees and lost deposits – increase your cover depending on the cost of your journey
  • Damaged or lost baggage
  • Personal items if they are stolen or damaged
  • Rental car excess should you have an accident
  • Emergency dental treatment
  • Funeral costs

When you protect yourself with a International Comprehensive travel insurance policy, you also gain access to our worldwide emergency assistance team who are just a phone call away, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Do I need travel insurance?

We encourage all those travelling overseas to get travel insurance. Without it, you’re leaving yourself and your family vulnerable. But don’t just take our word for it. Safe Travel state on their website that all departing travellers should protect themselves with travel insurance.

Some of our highest medical claims have topped $500,000, and even minor accidents can cost a small fortune in countries like the USA.

Unfortunately, medical emergencies aren’t the only thing that can spoil your trip. Pickpockets, scammers, cancelled bookings and delayed flights can all wreak havoc on your travel plans, potentially leaving you with a hefty bill to pay. That’s why smart travellers know that quality travel insurance is an important item on every overseas trip.

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Visiting more than one country?

If you’re visiting multiple destinations, you can travel with confidence knowing that our International Comprehensive travel insurance Policy covers you for journeys of up to 12 months, across multiple destinations.

The destinations you visit can affect the price of your policy, depending on their risk rating, the cost of medical care in the country and their distance from New Zealand.


Annual Multi-Trip policy

If you’re planning on taking several trips a year, our Annual Multi-Trip policy might be a more cost (and time) effective choice than shopping around for travel insurance every time you travel. Once purchased, you’re covered for an unlimited number of return journeys overseas, over a period of 12 months commencing on your start date of insurance. You can choose to have journeys covered up to a maximum of 30, 60 or 90-day in length.


Southern Cross Travel Insurance awards

We’re proud to be New Zealand’s leading travel insurer, providing quality, comprehensive cover to Kiwis for nearly 40 years. 

We’re also proud to be recognised by industry-leading review companies like Canstar. In 2020, we won the award for Outstanding Value for Travel Insurance - International 2020.

To see why Southern Cross Travel Insurance could be the best value policy for your next adventure, get an instant quote today


What you need to know

This page includes some information about our products but, as with all insurance policies, terms and conditions apply. For our terms and conditions (including information about exclusions, excesses and sub limits) we recommend you read the relevant policy documents to ensure our travel insurance products are right for you.

You can find the relevant documents for all our policies here: International Comprehensive, Annual Multi-trip, International Medical OnlyDomestic, Working Overseas, Visiting New Zealand, International Student