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Getting travel insurance for the first time

If you're new to travel insurance, ASB can help you choose the right travel insurance option to protect you while you're away.

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Great reasons to choose us

  • Protect your travel plans and get peace of mind when heading overseas
  • A choice of policies to suit your budget and itinerary, backed by Tower insurance
  • Cover for medical costs including evacuation
  • Financial protection for loss or theft of your possessions
  • A 24/7 helpline that provides assistance wherever you are in the world
  • Access travel insurance as a privilege of being an ASB Visa Gold, Platinum or Business Rewards card holder

Is it right for me?

Organising travel insurance is almost as important as packing your passport. Unexpected illness, injury, cancellations and lost luggage can strike anytime you’re overseas. That’s why it pays to get insurance that covers:

  • Medical and related expenses
  • Personal baggage and items
  • Loss of deposit, cancellation and return travel
  • Money and travel documents
  • Travel delay and missed connections
  • Liability protection

We have a range of insurance policies to choose from, so it’s easy to find one that suits your destination, how much cover you want and how much excess you’re prepared to pay.

Travel insurance with your ASB credit card

ASB Visa Gold credit card

Access up to 40 days of travel insurance per overseas return trip for you, your spouse and your dependent children travelling with you, with your ASB Visa Gold credit card.

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ASB Visa Platinum credit card

Access up to 120 days of travel insurance per overseas return trip for you, your spouse and your dependent children travelling with you, with your ASB Visa Platinum credit card.

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ASB Visa Business Rewards credit card

Access up to 35 days of travel insurance per overseas return trip for you, your spouse and your dependent children travelling with you, with your ASB Visa Business Rewards credit card.

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Get started today

01. Choose

Based on your budget and destination, choose the cover you need. Remember, if you have an ASB credit card, you may be able to access travel insurance.

02. Understand

It’s important to read and understand the policy document. There may be things you are not covered for, such as a pre-existing medical condition or valuable items not specified on your policy.

03. Apply

Call 0800 925 566 or visit any ASB branch to get started. If you are eligible for travel insurance with your ASB credit card, remember to make sure you've met the activation requirements.

04. Relax

Enjoy your holiday, knowing you’ve got the travel insurance that’s right for you. Remember to keep the following claims helpline numbers handy: 0800 800 477 and +64 9 985 5000 (outside NZ).

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Visit us at one of our many branches across New Zealand.

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Guides to get you there

ASB's Lending Criteria and Credit Card Conditions of Use apply. Terms and conditions apply to travel insurance, please refer to the ASB Visa Business Rewards Credit Card Travel Insurance Policy or Gold Travel Policy wording or Platinum Travel Policy wording for further details. If you are aged over 64 years you are not eligible for cover under the ASB Visa Business Rewards Credit Card Travel Insurance. If you are aged over 79 years you are not eligible for cover under the Gold or Platinum policy. Other exclusions and limitations apply. ASB Visa Business Rewards Credit Card Travel Insurance, Gold and Platinum Travel Insurance are underwritten by Tower Insurance Limited.

ASB Travel Insurance is underwritten by Tower Insurance Limited. For full details, refer to the relevant travel insurance policy document which is also available on request from any ASB branch or by calling 0800 200 252. The availability of insurance cover is subject to your application being approved. Exclusions apply. See further information regarding Tower’s financial strength rating.

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