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Why Columbus Direct?

  • A trusted brand for more than 25 years
  • Travel insurance from New Zealand's specialists
  • Over 15 million travellers covered worldwide
  • Policies underwritten at Lloyd’s
  • Award-winning products and services
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2013: Travel Insurance Intermediary of the year award by the ITIJ2011: Best Travel Insurance Provider award from the Personal Finance Awards 2012: Best Travel Insurance Provider award from the Your Money Direct AwardsBest Online Travel Insurance Provider award from the Your Money Direct Awards 

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TRAVEL ALERT: Volcanic Activity - Mount Agung, Bali

On 22 September 2017, the National Disaster Management Authority for Indonesia raised the volcanic alert level for the Mount Agung volcano in north east Bali to level 4, the highest level, indicating that an eruption is imminent. This page provides an overview of how the events may affect your trave... Read more

My Essential Pre-Trip To-Do List

In my early twenties I was invincible. When I travelled I was care-free and on occasion, don’t tell my mother, insurance free. These days, I wouldn’t jump on a domestic flight without insurance. Working in the travel insurance industry, I’ve had the benefit of learning not only from my own experien... Read more

Great news for Adventurers

Columbus Direct now offers cover add-ons for a huge number of sports and adventure activities. This includes a range of activities that are traditionally difficult to find cover for like cycle touring, skydiving, on-road motorcycling over 250cc, outdoor rock climbing, and quad biking.1 [1 Cover is... Read more

9 reasons why New Zealand rocks

Ask any Kiwi why they love their country, and they’ll fall over themselves to tell you why their home country is so great. The rugby team are capable of knocking the socks off any team from around the world, the food is terrific and when it comes to natural beauty, we win. However, we weren’t conte... Read more