Your holiday is booked, you’ve packed and you’re ready to go. But aside from your passport and travel documents, there are three important numbers you need to keep handy, in case of emergency while you’re away.

1. Travel insurance emergency line

When you purchase medical travel insurance, you will be provided with a 24-hour emergency assistance phone number.

2. The emergency number of the country you’re visiting

Each country and region has its own emergency number (such as 000 in Australia). Get to know the relevant number in the country you’re visiting, just in case you need it.

3. Australian consular assistance

The other number you should take with you when you travel is for Australian consular assistance. They will be able to provide assistance for lost passports and help contact friends or family in the event that you are hospitalised abroad or become a victim of crime.