As well as being backed by the best Travel Insurance, you will also have the benefit of Travel Guard®. Travel Guard® is a worldwide team including highly skilled doctors and medical professionals who are available by telephone 24 hours a day for advice and assistance in the event of a medical emergency and any associated problems for travellers outside Australia. In the event of an emergency whilst you are outside Australia, Travel Guard® is only a phone call away anywhere in the world.
Travel Guard® is available to assist you every hour of every day as part of your cover. We will assess your situation and guide you through the process to solve it. Depending on your specific needs, we can:
- provide pre-trip advice such as what vaccinations are required and the local medical conditions at your destination.
- help you in the event of lost luggage, travel documents or credit cards by putting you in touch with the nearest embassy or other authorities
- when medical care is needed, direct you to suitable medical facilities, monitor your condition and treatment as well as keeping your family and friends at home informed
- authorise and guarantee payment of hospital and medical costs
- decide if and when evacuation or repatriation is required and coordinate all facets
- provide help to re-schedule travel plans when your Trip is interrupted by an emergency
The Travel Guard Mobile App is another way to also contact Travel Guard or find more information about your travel destinations. The app is free to download and uses GPS technology to locate you in an emergency. Download the app today from iTunes and GooglePlay. For more information visit www.travelguardapp.com.