Comprising North America, including the USA and Canada, South America, Central America and the Caribbean, America possesses an abundance of countries as well as a varied climate and ecology. From the arctic tundra of northern Canada and Alaska to the tropical rain forests of Central and South America, wherever you travel there is always something new to see and do. America contains a heady mix of culture due to the eclectic ethnic mix within the population, and while English is freely spoken, there are a variety of languages within the different countries including Spanish, French, and Creole.
America’s mainland is the world’s longest north to south landmass and contains many countries, towns, villages and uninhabited wild areas. The three largest and most populated cities are São Paulo, New York City and Mexico City, and yet there are still areas and islands within America that remain untouched and unpopulated. It is no wonder that so many holidaymakers and backpackers from Australia make plans to visit America each year, to explore this vast land.
Taking out suitable travel insurance with ample medical coverage is strongly advised for those visiting America as treatment may be refused to those without insurance or a deposit. As medical care in America tends to be expensive, especially for emergency treatment, having insurance cover is vital, as it is all too easy to run up a large bill after being hospitalised – especially if this results in air ambulance or medical repatriation. As there are no reciprocal health agreements with anywhere in America, Australian travellers should consider taking out our high quality travel insurance when setting off on their travels. DUInsure offer unlimited emergency medical cover on all cover levels - meaning that you can travel to America knowing you may be covered if you pick up an illness abroad.
*Price based on a 25 year old single traveller going to America for 7 days on a backpacker policy.