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What if I purchase a policy and then receives a dose of the vaccine which makes me sick?

A)    Is this a ‘pre-existing condition’ for which cover is excluded or offered at additional cost?

Any condition that occurs after the purchase of the policy would not be considered an existing medical condition.

 

B)    Do I need to let us know about the reaction?

There is no requirement for you to let us know prior to travel about being ill due to a vaccination, however if this occurs close to when you are travelling, you should get written confirmation from your doctor that you are fit to travel.

 

C)    Will I have cover if I need to cancel my trip due to the reaction, and if so, under which benefit?

A vaccination reaction would not be considered a diagnosis of Coronavirus so cover would not be available under our ‘Coronavirus Travel Costs’ benefit. However cover may be available under the ‘Cancellation and additional expenses’ section if you are certified as unfit to travel by a medical practitioner.

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Qantas Travel Insurance policies are managed by nib Travel Services (Australia) Pty Limited (nib) ABN 81 115 932 173 AFSL 308461 and underwritten by Pacific International Insurance Pty Ltd, ABN 83 169 311 193. Qantas (AR 261363) is nib’s authorised representative and acts on behalf of nib. This is general advice only. Consider the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)Target Market Determination (TMD) and your personal circumstances before you buy.

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