Holiday Rescue Travel Insurance

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Holiday Rescue is a provider of a travel insurance. It says it hand-picks a small group of partners around the globe to provide emergency assistance to its customers.

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The table below displays a snapshot of Holiday Rescue’s travel insurance policies on Canstar’s database, sorted by Star Rating (highest to lowest) with links direct to the provider’s website. Please note the products and Star Ratings displayed are based on a couple travelling to the USA aged 18 to 59. Check upfront with your insurer and read the PDS to confirm whether you will be covered for your chosen activities, and whether the policy as a whole meets your needs.

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What types of travel insurance does Holiday Rescue offer?

Holiday Rescue offers both domestic and international travel insurance. Holiday Rescue offers three different types of policies:

  • Comprehensive: Covers overseas holidays and may be appropriate where you want coverage for you, your holiday (cancellations or disruptions) and your personal items.
  • Essential: Covers overseas holidays and may be appropriate where you want more basic coverage for you and your holiday. It doesn’t provide cover for personal items or luggage delays.
  • Domestic: Covers holidays within Australia.

All Holiday Rescue travel insurance policies include skiing and snowboarding cover. Holiday Rescue advertises that it has options specifically suitable to budget travelers, senior travelers, families and those going on a cruise.

What does Holiday Rescue domestic travel insurance cover?

Holiday Rescue’s Domestic Travel Insurance policy will cover you for:

  • Holiday cancellation and changes
  • Delay to a special event
  • Rental vehicle insurance excess
  • Passports, travel documents and bank cards
  • Funeral costs
  • Personal liability

It does not include any emergency medical or dental cover.

Please note that exclusions may apply. For more details about what is and isn’t covered, read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) on Holiday Rescue’s website.

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What does Holiday Rescue international travel insurance cover?

Holiday Rescue’s Essential Travel Insurance covers you for:

  • Emergency medical
  • Emergency dental
  • Funeral costs
  • Holiday cancellation and changes
  • Delay to a special event
  • Rental vehicle insurance excess
  • Personal liability
  • Passports, travel documents and bank cards

In addition to providing the same features and level of coverage as Essential Travel Insurance, Holiday Rescue’s Comprehensive Travel Insurance also includes:

  • Luggage delay
  • Personal items and cash

Please note that exclusions may apply. For example, Holiday Rescue says you will have limited emergency medical cover if you are more than 20 weeks pregnant. For more information about what is and isn’t covered, read the PDS on Holiday Rescue’s website.

Holiday Rescue Travel Insurance FAQs

Yes, Holiday Rescue’s Essential and Comprehensive travel insurance policies have unlimited emergency medical cover. Cover includes emergency medical treatment, advice and medications and transferring you to an appropriate medical facility. Additionally, if you’re a solo traveller and will be hospitalised for 11 days or more and your children are left unsupervised, Holiday Rescue will arrange and pay for a companion to fly from Australia to join you overseas.

Various conditions and exclusions may apply. For more information, read Holiday Rescue’s PDS.

Holiday Rescue’s Comprehensive Travel Insurance covers you if your luggage is delayed, misdirected or misplaced for more than 12 hours. Comprehensive Travel Insurance policies also cover you if your personal items are stolen or damaged due to an unexpected crime like theft, robbery or mugging.

Conditions and exclusions may apply. Read the PDS for details.

Holiday Rescue’s Comprehensive, Essential and Domestic travel insurance policies will cover prepaid holiday cancellation and changes if your trip is cancelled or changed due to an expected event. Each policy covers you for up to $50,000 for cancellation costs. If you’re over 20 weeks pregnant, cover will be limited to $20,000 per policy for claims relating to your health. Read the PDS for more information.

You can purchase a Holiday Rescue travel insurance policy by first comparing your options with Canstar and then generating a quote online.

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You can also apply directly on Holiday Rescue’s website.

You can lodge a claim with Holiday Rescue on its website. Holiday Rescue says it aims to respond to all claims within two working days.

Holiday Rescue says it has a core team of five people who are supported by a global network of claims assistance specialists, air ambulance operators and emergency travel medicine experts. Holiday Rescue is underwritten by Hollard.

Written by: Tamika Seeto | Last updated: March 14, 2019