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Cindie Buckley

Fantastic service - easy to deal with

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Leo Krikmann

excellent for pre existing medical

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Columbus Direct is rated 4 / 5 based on 68 Trustpilot customer reviews.


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  • A trusted brand for more than 25 years
  • Travel insurance from Australia's specialists
  • Over 15 million travellers covered worldwide
  • Policies underwritten at Lloyd’s
  • Award-winning products and services
2013: Travel Insurance Intermediary of the year award by the ITIJ2011: Best Travel Insurance Provider award from the Personal Finance Awards 2012: Best Travel Insurance Provider award from the Your Money Direct AwardsBest Online Travel Insurance Provider award from the Your Money Direct Awards 

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Your questions answered: Pregnancy and our travel insurance

Every year, we receive lots of questions about travel insurance coverage and pregnancy, and we’ve decided to look at them in detail here. Pregnancy is a special situation when it comes to travel insurance, and related risks aren’t automatically covered by all insurers. You should always check the r... Read more