Are you pregnant and planning a trip?

Columbus Direct offers certain cover for medical expenses, cancellation and curtailment costs as standard until your 26th week. Our Pregnancy Extension Option provides cover up to 30 weeks including cover for childbirth and care of the newborn. Conditions apply.

If you're planning to travel while pregnant, you want to be especially sure that you're properly protected against any eventualities. That's why we've put extra thought into protecting you and your unborn child while travelling.

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Take a look at some of the key features:

  • Certain pregnancy cover available as standard until your 26th week
  • Extend cover until your 30th week and include cover for childbirth and care of the newborn with our Pregnancy Extension Option (click here for details and conditions)
  • Our Pregnancy Extension Option can also cover pregnancy that resulted from an assisted reproductive programme (such as in vitro fertilisation / IVF)
  • When named on the policy, up to three children (aged 2-18) and up to two infants (under 2 years) go free when travelling with their parent or grandparent. (Excludes any optional cover for pre-existing medical conditions)
  • Pre-existing medical cover available (simply complete our online medical screening)
  • 19 days cooling-off period to decide if the cover is right for you (provided you haven't claimed or started your trip)

Pregnancy Cover

Covered as Standard:

Our policies include certain cover for pregnancy in respect of medical expenses, cancellation and curtailment costs if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • no complications exist with the pregnancy at the time the insurance is purchased or the Trip is booked, whichever is the later
  • you are not travelling against doctor's advice
  • it is not a multiple pregnancy.

The insurance provides certain cover as standard for unexpected medical complications (excluding childbirth at any gestation and care of a newborn) where all of the above criteria are met and where:

  • your trip does not extend beyond the 26th week of pregnancy
  • the pregnancy did not result from assisted reproductive programmes.

Covered with our Pregnancy Extension Option:

Where you have applied for and paid the appropriate additional premium, this policy extends to provide certain cover for unexpected costs (including childbirth and care of a newborn born during a trip) for a pregnancy (including pregnancy that resulted from an assisted reproductive programme) where:

  • your trip does not extend beyond the 30th week of pregnancy
  • no complications exist with the pregnancy at the time the insurance is purchased or the Trip is booked, whichever is the later
  • you are not travelling against doctor's advice
  • it is not a multiple pregnancy.

Want to see a quote?

If you have any questions about our pregnancy cover or prefer to apply for our Pregnancy Extension option over the phone, simply give us a call at 1300 669 999. You might also find our blog article about pregnancy travel insurance helpful. In the article we've answered some common questions about buying travel insurance when you're pregnant.

Pregnancy date calculator

Are you unsure which week of your pregnancy you'll be in when you return from your trip? Don't worry, we get this question a lot. That's why we've developed an easy tool for you to calculate this. Click here for our travel insurance pregnancy date calculator.

Please note that the benefits we’ve listed below are just a summary – to really understand what you’re covered for it’s important that you read our full policy wording including terms, conditions and exclusions.

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