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Columbus direct is an accessible easy site to purchase travel insurance, premiums are very... Read more
5 stars

Robyn Sanderson

Very Easy and comprehensive phone application process

Found Colombus application very easy to complete. Took 15 minutes, via a handsfree call wh... Read more
5 stars

Ross Ogden

Pregnancy Extension brilliant

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Camille Walker

Columbus Direct is rated 4 / 5 based on 103 Trustpilot customer reviews.


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  • 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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