New research by Medibank Travel Insurance has found 76% of people in Australia believe only those who are fully-vaccinated from COVID should be able to fly interstate.
Ahead of the resumption of domestic and overseas travel, Medibank Travel Insurance surveyed more than 1,500 people across the country, on their views and plans for travel over the next 12 months.
71% of all those surveyed said they had missed travel. Victoria recorded the highest number (75%) followed by NSW (73%), Queensland (70%), South Australia (66%), Western Australia (62%) and Tasmania (62%).
The research also found that 54% of people feel they are more likely to go on a driving holiday in Australia than fly over the next year. Of those, 61% aged between 25 to 34 are the most likely to consider packing up their vehicle for a getaway.
But 72% of all respondents believe only fully vaccinated people should be allowed to drive across state borders.
Medibank Group Executive for Customer Portfolios, Milosh Milisavljevic said no matter the mode of transport, Medibank travel insurance provides peace of mind for those packing their suitcases.
“The past 20 months has been tough for many of us, so it’s exciting that we can finally start planning trips to see our family and friends interstate and overseas,” he said.
“Medibank Travel Insurance launched additional benefits in December last year providing COVID-19-related cover for travel to New Zealand.
“Once international borders officially reopen, we expect to extend that to countries that Australians are given the green light to travel to.
“This means you can focus on enjoying your first holiday in months and we can support you by taking the stress out of your travels.”
Medibank Travel Insurance encourages its customers to read the Product Disclosure Statement as limits, conditions and exclusions apply to the cover.