Updated: 23 December 2020

Consumers who have been affected by the recent COVID-19 restrictions and have been unable to travel should follow these steps.

  1. Contact their travel agent, accommodation, airline or other transport company. They may be offering penalty-free options for customers to amend or cancel their travel arrangements.
  2. If a consumer booked travel with a credit card, they should also contact their credit card company.
  3. Contact their insurer to find out what their policy covers, and to make a claim.
  4. If a consumer runs into problems during the claims process, and the issue can’t be resolved directly with their insurer, they can contact AFCA.
  5. The best way to submit a complaint to AFCA is through our easy to use online form. If a consumer has any questions or can't access the form, they can call our hotline on 1800 337 444.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit AFCA’s COVID-19 support hub.

AFCA has also published an approach document outlining how it will apply legal principles, industry codes and good industry practice to complaints about denied requests for travel credit/refunds and other COVID-19- related claims.

The approach document can be found here
 

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