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Bali for Australians - Important tips for safe travels

28 August 2019

Bali for Australians - Important tips for safe travels

Bali is one of our favourite travel hot spots

Bali has proven popular amongst Aussies due to its endless actives, beautiful landscapes, culture, and affordability. However, there are risks when travelling anywhere which are important be aware of.

During your Bali holiday

  • Avoid getting bitten by insects by applying insect repellent and covering up to prevent dengue fever and malaria.
  • Only drink bottled water and use this to brush teeth also. Local bacteria in water can cause common “Bali belly”.
  • Be very aware of your personal safety and your surroundings, especially in crowded areas. Crimes such as theft or bag snatching are common.
  • Stay hydrated, use appropriate sun protection, and watch young ones for signs of sunstroke or dehydration also.

Before you go

  • Get the necessary immunisations from your GP, rabies and tetanus due to the possibility of bites from local wildlife.
  • Take out travel insurance to ensure you’re covered for events such as lost luggage, theft, medical bills, and cancelled flights.
  • Check the Smart Traveller website before leaving for any important travel warnings and advice. The government updates this website with information about health hazards, political shifts, terrorism, local crime, and natural disasters. Ensure to follow all advice and don’t ignore warnings even if you have already booked your holiday.

Even if you travel to Bali often, it’s important not to become complacent as conditions can change. Do a little research on updated travel warnings and ensure you’re practising common sense to ensure a fun and smooth travel experience. For more information about Travel Insurance visit CGU or one of your local Coastline stores.

Insurance issued by Insurance Australia Limited ABN 11 000 016 722 trading as CGU Insurance. Any advice is general only. Consider the relevant PDS available from cgu.com.au to see if a product is right for you