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Hi all

Next week my mate and I fly into Europe for an adventure around the continent on a couple of Honda Transalps.

PROBLEM:
My mate only has a restricted learner licence in Melbourne, Australia. This allows him to legaly ride the transalp in Australia. However, insurance companies dont want to cover him to ride it overseas.

We can not do this journey without medical insurance. We fly out next week and desperately ask for any ideas/solutions. Does anyone know of any insurance company anywhere in the world from which an Australian could buy travel insurance to get cover? If you do please forward contact details or any leads of companies that may offer a solution so we can pursue.

Thanks in advance to all who may be able to help.

Chris
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Hi Chris,

My way would be to call some of the big insurance companies. When I was in Thailand I got a global insurance with Bupa and being Swedish that was fine - naturally you need to do a medical checkup for the company before they sign you up.

International healthcare plans - Bupa Intl

Another one you could try is
Globalhealthinsurance.net

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Hi Chris,

I would try tour insure in germany. They are specialized in insuring tourist from other continents in europe and germans travelling to other continents. Not cheap, I guess, but worth a try.
TourInsure - the specialist for international automobile insurance
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Thanks guys, really apprecite you ideas and suggestions. Still no love yet, any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks guys, really apprecite you ideas and suggestions. Still no love yet, any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Have you tried World Nomads - Keep Travelling Safely ?

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perhaps world care affliated with allianz

I`ve used worldcare who are underwritten by allianz and when I asked them the question if I was covered when riding a motorcycle they replied as long as I was licenced in the country I was riding in if something were to go wrong then yes. So even learners are licenced so there should be no problem. I liked the website as you can chose your own cover.

Give them a call to check.

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Hope this helps and let us know what you and your friend opt for.
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