General Exclusions of a Downunder Travel Insurance UK Policy

No Section of this policy shall apply in respect of:

  1. Any person who has reached the age of 56 years prior to the commencement of the Period of Insurance, or 46 years of age for Essentials, Backpacker or Adventurer cover.
  2. Claims arising from a Material Fact or facts, which have not been disclosed to Us and accepted by Us in writing prior to the commencement of the Period of Insurance (or, in the case of Annual Multi-trip cover, prior to the commencement of any Trip).
  3. Loss, damage or expense which at the time of happening is insured by, or would, but for the existence of this policy, be insured by any other existing certificate, policy or any motoring organisation’s service. If You have any other policy in force, which may cover the event for which You are claiming, You must tell Us. This exclusion shall not apply to Personal Accident cover under Section 12.
  4. Costs which would have been payable if the event being the subject of a claim had not occurred (for example, the cost of meals which You would have paid for in any case).
  5. We will not pay for any losses which are not directly covered by the terms and conditions of this policy. Examples of losses we will not pay for include loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work following injury or illness happening while on a Trip and replacing locks if You lose Your keys.
  6. Costs of telephone calls or faxes, meals, taxi fares (with the sole exception of the taxi costs incurred for the initial journey to a hospital abroad due to an Insured Person’s illness or injury), interpreters’ fees, inconvenience, distress, loss of earnings, loss of enjoyment of holiday, time-share maintenance fees, holiday property bonds or points and any additional travel or accommodation costs (unless pre-authorised by Us or part of a valid claim under Section 1 (Medical Emergency & Repatriation), Section 2 (Additional Accommodation & Travelling Costs), Section 5 (Cancellation, Curtailment & Trip Interruption) or Section 10 (Money & Passport)).
  7. Any deliberately careless or deliberately negligent act or omission by You.
  8. Any claim caused by you climbing, jumping or moving from one balcony to another regardless of the height of the balcony.
  9. Any claim arising or resulting from Your own illegal or criminal act.
  10. Needless self-exposure to peril except in an endeavour to save human life.
  11. Any claim arising directly or indirectly from Your drug addiction or solvent abuse, excessive alcohol intake, or You being under the influence of drug(s).
  12. Any claim arising or resulting directly or indirectly from Your suicide, attempted suicide, or intentional self-injury.
  13. You engaging in Manual Work in conjunction with any profession, business or trade during the Trip.
  14. You engaging in any Special Sports and Activities or Winter Sports unless the appropriate Special Sports & Activities or Winter Sports extension premium required has been paid.
  15. You engaging in or practising for the following sports and activities: Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canyoning, Caving / Cave Diving, Heli-skiing, Horse Jumping, Horse Racing, Hunting / Shooting, Hunting-on-horseback, Hurling, Ice Hockey, Luge, Martial Arts (Competition), Microlighting, Motor Racing (all types), Mountaineering, Parasailing, Paraskiing, Point-to-point, Polo, Potholing, Professional Sports, Quad Biking, Shark feeding, Skeleton, Ski Jumping,  Ski Racing, Ski Stunting, Skiing off-piste outside recognised and authorised areas, Snowboarding off-piste outside recognised and authorised areas, Wrestling or any other activities not mentioned under this policy unless You have referred these to Us and We have written to You accepting them for insurance. If You are undertaking a pursuit or activity which is not listed in this policy or are in any doubt as to whether cover will apply, please call Our Travel Helpline on 020 7402 9211.
  16. Participation in any organised professional competition involving any Special Sports and Activities or Winter Sports.
  17. You fighting except in self-defence.
  18. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary within this insurance, or any endorsement thereto, it is agreed that this insurance excludes any loss or expense of whatsoever nature directly or indirectly caused by, resulting from, or in connection with any of the following regardless of any other cause or event contributing concurrently or in any other sequence to the loss: War, hostilities or warlike operations (whether war be declared or not); invasion; act of an enemy foreign to the nationality of the Insured Person or the country in, or over, which the act occurs; civil war; riot; rebellion; insurrection; revolution; overthrow of the legally constituted government; civil commotion assuming the proportions of, or amounting to, an uprising; military or usurped power; explosions of war weapons; release of weapons of mass destruction that do not involve an explosive sequence; murder or assault subsequently proved beyond reasonable doubt to have been the act of agents of a state foreign to the nationality of the Insured Person whether war be declared with that state or not; terrorist activity. For the purpose of this exclusion terrorist activity means an act, or acts, of any person, or group(s) of persons, committed for political, religious, ideological or similar purposes with the intention to influence any government and/or to put the public, or any section of the public, in fear. Terrorist activity can include, but not be limited to, the use of force or violence and/or the threat thereof. Furthermore, the perpetrators of terrorist activity can either be acting alone, or on behalf of, or in connection with any organisation(s) or government(s). Also excluded hereon is any loss or expense of whatsoever nature directly or indirectly caused by, resulting from or in connection with any action taken in controlling, preventing, or suppressing any, or all, of the above incidents. In the event any portion of this exclusion is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder shall remain in full force and effect. This exclusion does not apply to claims under Section 1 (Medical Emergency & Repatriation) and Section 12 (Personal Accident).
  19. You travelling to a country or specific area or event to which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised persons not to travel.
  20. Loss or destruction or damage or any expense whatsoever resulting from: ionising radiation or contamination by radioactivity from any nuclear waste from the combustion of nuclear fuel, or the radioactive, toxic, explosive or other hazardous properties of any explosive nuclear assembly or nuclear component thereof.
  21. Delay, loss, damage or injury, directly or indirectly caused by the actual or potential inability of any computer, data processing equipment or media, microchip, integrated circuit or similar device, or any computer software or stored programme to correctly recognise any date as its true calendar date or to continue to function correctly in respect of or beyond that date - except under Section 1 (Medical Emergency & Repatriation), and Section 12 (Personal Accident).
  22. Delay, loss, damage or injury, directly or indirectly caused by the actual or potential inability of any computer, data processing equipment or media, microchip, integrated circuit or similar device, or any computer software or stored programme to correctly operate as a result of a computer virus - except under Section 1 (Medical Emergency & Repatriation), and Section 12 (Personal Accident). Computer viruses include any program or software, which prevents any operating system, computer program or software working properly or at all.
  23. Any claim when You have not paid the appropriate premium for the number of days comprising Your planned Trip. If You travel for more than the number of days for which You have paid for cover, You will not be covered after the last day for which You have paid.
  24. Loss of any kind arising from the provision of, or any delay in providing, the services to which this policy relates, unless negligence on Our part can be demonstrated.
  25. Any loss or damage directly or indirectly caused by the provision of, or any delay in providing, the medical (or medical related) services to which the cover under this policy relates, whether provided by us or by anybody else (whether or not recommended by us and/or acting on our behalf) unless negligence on Our part can be demonstrated.
 
Europe
1 week from
£9.50
Asia
1 month from
£23.75
North America
3 months from
£51.30
Australia
1 year from
£112.10
 
 
Downunder Insurance UK
Opening Hours – 9am to 5:30pm Monday – Friday
Phone – 0800 393 908
Outside UK – +44 (0) 207 402 9211

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The Travel Insurance products available herein are underwritten by UK General Insurance Ltd on behalf of Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE, Registered in England No.SE000083. Registered Office: Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3AJ. UK General Insurance Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Downunder Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Our FCA Register number is 306618.