Information about travel to the United Kingdom

Information about travel to the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has suffered several terrorist attacks within the past few months. With the ongoing threat of terrorism, Allianz Global Assistance reminds travellers to be vigilant when in public places and follow the advice of local authorities.

The latest attacks took place on 3 June 2017, at London Bridge and Borough Market. Multiple deaths and injuries have been reported with at least three Australians listed among the victims. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is urging people to contact their loved ones directly.

If you are currently travelling:

As an insurer that provides assistance services, it is always our priority to assist our customers where possible and within our ability to do so.

  • If you have been affected as a result of events in the United Kingdom and require medical or emergency medical assistance, our on-the-ground local United Kingdom team are here to help. Simply contact the United Kingdom Emergency Assistance team on 08000 289 270 reverse charge.
  • If you are looking to change your travel arrangements we recommend you contact your travel agent or travel provider regarding the best option in altering your trip. Some travel providers may provide penalty free options to amend travel arrangements and we recommend you contact them for further details. Please note that costs associated with amending your plans may be at your own cost.
  • Please make yourself aware of the advice issued by DFAT via its website smartraveller.gov.au. DFAT is urging Australians to pay close attention to their personal security at all times. Always monitor the media and other sources about possible new security risks.

If you are about to travel:

If you are about to travel to the United Kingdom, please note that this incident will not affect your travel policy and your travel plans should be expected to proceedĀ as per usual.

  • If you have any general queries, please contact our Allianz Global Assistance Information Hotline on 1300 725 154.
  • Our Global Travel Assistant website includes insights on how to stay safe when travelling abroad. We encourage travellers to use this platform for advice on the top 20 countries and five international regions most frequently visited by Australians, highlighting the dangers travellers should be aware of.

Policy coverage:

As every insurance policy and level of cover is likely to be different, we would like to take the opportunity to remind and encourage travellers who purchase travel insurance to always read their travel insurance Product Disclosure Statement, so that you know which risks you are covered for.

We will assess all claims in accordance with your Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and your Certificate of Insurance.

Contact us

  • If you have any general queries, please contact our Allianz Global Assistance Information Hotline on 1300 725 154.

We will publish this and any updated travel insurance advisories on our website:
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