Travelling and visiting must-see places on the planet are two of the most exciting things people can do. It would spell disaster, however, when the traveller is unprepared with things that might happen while abroad. Lost or stolen baggage, hospitalization, and accidents can occur at any time and at any place. If these things do happen, then travellers better have travel insurance to protect them. This list will highlight some of the important things people have to bring when they go abroad.


1.       Cheap travel insurance. Cover can be easily purchased from insurance providers that operate all over Australia. While some situations are sometimes inevitable, travellers to another country will be protected with comprehensive or basic cover. It will include emergency medical assistance, dental expenses, and reimbursement in case of theft or loss of cash and credit cards.

2.        Sunblock. Tourists who are heading out to tropical countries should purchase a sunblock and preferably one capable to block both UVA and UVB rays. Head to the beach in Bali or the streets of Bangkok with a sunblock that has SPF 50 to 100 available over the counter or online.

3.       Charger or extra batteries for cellphones and cameras. Batteries running low on power or not having a charger when they are needed can be very inconvenient, especially if the place does not have stores where tourists can purchase these accessories.

4.       Medicines. Before they go to a certain country in the world, tourists should first check if they will be exposed to certain diseases, such as malaria, cholera, or the dreaded strains of flu virus. They should be vaccinated (if possible) before leaving their home countries. They should also bring medicines for colds, headaches, diarrhoea, or flu. 

5.       Identification cards. Upon check in, passenger service agents will require people to present their ID that will match the name on the airline ticket they have. This is done to verify the identity of the passenger. 

6.       Pens. Forms are to be filled out at the immigration counters when tourists depart from an Australian airport and arrive in a foreign country, so they should make sure to bring at least two. There are many instances when travellers need to fill out forms in hotels and resorts.  

7.       Toys. Heading to a vacation spot with the kids? Make sure to bring their favourite stuffed animal or a PSP that will entertain them during the long flight or train ride. Parents should leave bulkier toys or Legos at home. In addition, they should make sure to turn the PSP off if the flight attendants require them to and during landing or take off.   

8.       Light and loose clothes for summer months and tropical countries. Pack thick and warm clothes when heading to countries during winter months.


Cheap travel insurance, IDs, medicines, and other items are indispensible every time Australians travel abroad. Travel insurance can be easily purchased from the top insurance providers in Sydney, Brisbane, or any other Australian city.