We strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance to cover your travel arrangements. Travel insurance is also strongly recommended by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for all overseas travel. Your insurance protection should include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. Please be aware that insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive.
Passport and Visas
All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and many countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return. Some countries require a machine-readable passport. You will find helpful information on applying for or renewing an Australian passport here. Visalink is the global leader in travel visas. Get the latest visa advice or secure your tourist visas or business visas.
TripCase gives travellers a convenient, one-click destination to manage and organise trip details and travel plans. A travel itinerary management app that delivers the right information at the right time – taking the fuss out of finding your information, right at your fingertips. Simply upload your Angas Travel Sabre booking reference to TripCase and all your flights, cars and hotels that are held in our Sabre booking system will be there. Additionally, any schedule changes will be reflected in your TripCase itinerary.
TripCase is free and available on desktop or mobile app from both iTunes or Google Play, so register for an account using your email address. Helpfully, if you booked through our Angas Travel, your travel details will already be in an account waiting for you. If not, just forward your confirmation emails to email@example.com. It’s a fantastic and handy app for business travellers and frequent fliers. Just visit the website to learn more about its great features.
If you purchase travel and decline travel insurance through us, you may be required to sign a disclaimer. nib Travel insurance can be purchased through this link or directly with your Angas Travel Professional.
DFAT no longer requires you to register your overseas travel with them before you go ‘just in case’ something happens. Instead, they will activate a crisis page if there is a situation overseas that could affect Australians. At that point in time, if you’re affected and need their help, you or your family can contact them. You can call the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on:
- +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas)
- 1300 555 135 (within Australia), or
- +61 421 269 080 for SMS
It is important to be fully prepared for travel, and that means making sure your health is in order. Always consult your local doctor or travel medical service to obtain up-to-date medical advice for the countries you plan to visit. Visit the Department of Health for general health advice. Find out more here.
Using Your Mobile Phone Overseas
Click here for advice regarding travelling with mobile phones.