Free comprehensive travel insurance now available on the Latitude 28° Global Platinum Mastercard®

13 December 2021

Latitude Financial today launched free comprehensive travel insurance for Latitude 28° Global Platinum Mastercard® customers and their eligible family members, providing benefits if they contract COVID-19 while travelling.

For a limited time until 31 March 2022, customers booking travel will automatically unlock free domestic and comprehensive international no-excess travel insurance when they spend $1,000 or more on flights using their Latitude 28° Global.

The free comprehensive international protection includes Travel Accident, Travel Medical Benefits, Trip Inconvenience Protection, Baggage Protection and Assistance Department Services. 

The coverage related to contracting COVID-19 includes:

  • covered medical expenses of up to $700,000 per person if you contract COVID-19 during an overseas covered trip and require treatment;
  • non-refundable travel and accommodation deposits if you contract COVID-19 and a doctor certifies you unfit to commence or continue a covered trip;
  • administrative costs of postponing a covered trip if just before departure COVID-19 forces you into compulsory quarantine.
The insurance generally does not cover:
  • travel disruption due to border closures, such as the cost of additional accommodation or missed flights;
  • additional costs due to quarantine.
Latitude CEO and Managing Director Ahmed Fahour said: “Borders are opening, the travel recovery is starting to take flight and we know Australians are eager to take their holidays.

“Travel is particularly important to our Latitude 28° Global customers and after almost two years of closed borders we are excited to support their adventures by providing comprehensive travel insurance for a limited period, on top of no annual fee and no international transaction or currency conversion fees.”

The coverage is activated for 12 months from the initial purchase of $1,000 or more on flights booked directly with an airline or travel agent in a single transaction. Other trips within this period can be covered if the entire cost of all flights is paid on Latitude 28° Global. These trips are covered if they’re up to 180 days long and completed within the original 12-month period.

For more details on the coverage in this comprehensive travel insurance, full policy details (including the terms, conditions, limits and exclusions) are available at

The launch of free comprehensive travel on Latitude 28° Global, which has no annual fees, comes ahead of an expected travel boom this summer and across 2022.

Google statistics show searches for the term “travel insurance” in Australia reached a 12-month high in November as Australians seek to protect their plans.

A Latitude survey has found Australians want to travel in greater numbers than ever as borders reopen, with as many as 80 per cent planning a trip this summer.

Catching up with family and friends is the principal driver of people’s holiday plans, with the survey of 1000 Australians showing 91 per cent of respondents are looking forward to connecting with loved ones.

Holiday makers are also wanting adventure after two years of COVID-19 disruption spent in the sanctuary of their home. Seventy-six per cent of travellers are seeking active holidays, particularly where they can experience the great outdoors.

While most Australians are planning domestic travel (79 per cent), half of 18-44 year olds surveyed want to travel overseas as soon as they can, especially as more international destinations open up to fully vaccinated travellers.

Media contact

Mark Gardy
+61 412 376 817

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