Cancelling and Amending your policy

It’s possible to amend, extend, or cancel your travel insurance policy. This can be done via your online account or you can contact us and we can check your policy and make any changes available. 


Amending your travel insurance

If the trip start date on your policy has not yet passed, and you haven’t made, and don’t intend to make, a claim, then you can change the trip start date to align with your new travel plans. You can only move your trip start date to a date that is up to 12 months (or up to 18 months on the Comprehensive Plan) after the date you purchased your policy. Additionally you can amend details or extend the policy. 

It's important to understand that there are current limitations to cover relating to coronavirus, Do Not Travel warnings and travel bans, which may also limit your cover if you amend your existing policy.  


Refund inside the cooling-off period 

All nib Travel Insurance policies are subject to a 21 day ‘cooling-off’ period within which travellers may be able to cancel their policy and obtain a full refund.

If you want to cancel a policy within the cooling-off period, we will refund your premium as long as you aren’t using your policy in any way.  This means that: 

  • you haven’t travelled under your policy or started your trip; and
  • you have not made a claim and do not intend to make a claim; and
  • you are not exercising any other right under the policy. 


Refund outside the cooling-off period 

We recognise you may be unable to travel due to a coronavirus related travel ban, which impacts you after the cooling-off period has expired.


Single Trip International Plans & Domestic Plans

If you are unable to travel due to a coronavirus related travel ban, and you haven't used and don't need to use your policy to travel or claim, you are also eligible to obtain a refund.

Before you decide to cancel, please make sure you consider the implications and any existing value under the policy, including for example any pre-trip cancellation cover you may have. The extent of cover afforded will depend upon both the policy wording and your individual facts and circumstances. 


Annual Multi Trip Plans

For Annual Multi Trip policyholders whose travel plans are disrupted by coronavirus and the current travel restrictions, we recognise you may be unable to travel and may wish to cancel your policy.

If you are unable to fully utilise your policy due to a coronavirus related travel ban, and you haven't and don't need to use your policy to claim you may be eligible to obtain a refund for the unused proportion of your policy.

We will calculate any refund from the later of the date you returned to your home, and the date your use of your policy was impacted by a coronavirus related travel ban.



Understanding what it means to cancel your policy  

Remember, cancelling your policy means you won’t be eligible for any cover, and you won’t be able to make any claim under the policy. If you request and are granted a refund, your policy cannot be reinstated.   

To request a refund or for assistance when claiming, please  contact us.

Refunds can take a few days to appear on your credit card statement.