Coronavirus Travel Insurance
With international travel finally possible again, we appreciate that many of our customers may be torn between booking an emergency holiday (for some much needed R&R) or waiting to see if the ever changing pandemic situation takes another turn. For anyone concerned about travel and COVID-19, below we have outlined the travel insurance protection available under our award-winning policies.
What does our Coronavirus cover include?
- Prices start from as little as £4.49*
- Cover for cancellation if you are made redundant after you booked your trip
- A range of policies and cover level available, so you can choose the one which best suits your trip and budget
- Emergency Medical cover up to £10m including cover for COVID-19
- Discounts for couples and families
- Access to a UK based GP at all times whilst abroad
- 24/7 emergency medical helpline
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Which countries can I actually travel to?
The FCO has recently released their list of countries white listed countries, which include Italy, Greece, Australia, Singapore and more. There is also a further list of countries which, as of 10th July 2020, we can visit without self-isolating upon return thanks to ‘travel corridor’ agreements. You can find the full list here (please note these rules currently apply to those returning to England, and may differ if you live elsewhere in the UK).
What about any changes in relation to Travel?
It is important to note that our travel insurance policies will only be valid if the FCO has marked your destination country as safe to travel. Before booking your holiday and travel insurance it is recommended that you check the latest FCO advice to ensure that your destination is safe to travel.
Other changes to travel will involve travellers providing their journey and contact details 48 hours before arriving back to the UK.
As the details surrounding the pandemic are forever changing, we suggest you:
- Keep up to date with the latest travel news in relation to your holiday destination.
- Read the government’s guidance on safer air travel.
- Purchase travel insurance as soon as you book your flights or accommodation.
- Keep up to date with the FCO’s advice surrounding your chosen destination.
- Adhere to social distancing and use hygiene protection methods.
- Wear facial protection on airlines.
If I am taken ill whilst abroad due to Coronavirus, will I be covered?
Yes, you will be covered with any of our Holidaysafe products for any necessary emergency medical treatment, including repatriation, as a result of Coronavirus, COVID-19, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-COV-2), any mutation of Coronavirus, COVID-19 or SARs-COV-2.
Your policy will also cover you for all other emergency medical treatment abroad as per the terms and conditions of the policy.
If I need to cancel my trip due to Coronavirus will I be covered?
As of 14th March 2020, Holidaysafe’s products will only cover you for cancellation if you have been made redundant.
We are currently looking into more extensive COVID-19 cover for our customers and as soon as we have confirmed this with our Underwriters, you will be the first to know.
If you are unable to travel and you haven’t made a claim or travelled on the policy, you could be entitled to a partial or pro-rata refund if you were to cancel it. For more information about this please click here.
Alternatively, if you have postponed or re-scheduled your holiday, we can change the dates on Single Trip policies online, simply click here.
My airline or tour operator have cancelled my holiday, am I able to claim on my travel insurance?
As mentioned above, unless you have been made redundant, we are unable to pay any claims relating to Coronavirus, COVID-19, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-COV-2), any mutation of Coronavirus, COVID-19 or SARs-COV-2.
However, if your airline or tour operator have cancelled your travel plans, it is their responsibility to either change your dates or offer you a full refund.
Which? has provided some great insight into different companies and how to seek your refunds, you can find the article here.
My airline or tour operator have changed my travel dates, can I change my insurance?
Yes, no problem! If you have a Single Trip policy, we have an online form you can fill out to complete this online.
There may be an increased cost to your policy if you are extending the duration, changing the geographical destination or moving your dates more than 12 months from the original date your purchased.
To fill in the form, please click here.
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Up to £7,500* Cancellation cover
This section of cover begins from the second you pay your premium when buying a Single Trip policy, and from the start date that you choose when purchasing a Multi-Trip policy. Cancellation cover can step in to cover pre-paid costs, for things like accommodation, transport and car hire, that you cannot recover from any other source (e.g. your tour operator) in the event that you cannot go on your trip. The section will cover cancellation for a number of reasons, but it is important that you read your policy wording for full details. *(Under our Platinum policy)
Up to £10,000,000* Medical Cover
Injury or illness are inconvenient at the best of times, but imagine needing emergency medical attention abroad – you may not be able to communicate with doctors, and will most likely have to pay for your treatment. This is where our medical expenses section can help you, as we will consider medical bills up to £10,000,000 on many policies, including the cost of getting you back to the UK if medically necessary. Furthermore, every Holidaysafe policy comes with access to our doctor managed emergency medical helpline, which is available to help you 24 hours a day, every day of the year. *(Under our Premier, Premier Plus & Platinum policy)
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Up to £3,000* Personal Possessions Cover
Some of the most common and annoying holiday disasters involve personal possessions, such as lost, stolen, damaged or delayed baggage. These policy sections can step in to cover the costs of these disasters, but you must check the cover to ensure the policy limits are enough to cover the items you are taking abroad. If you need cover for gadgets, make sure this is covered as standard on your chosen policy, otherwise, you can add the cover as an extension on the options page of the quote process. *(Under our Premier Plus & Platinum policy)
All Holidaysafe Travel Insurance policies are able to include cover for hundreds of medical conditions, and declaring them online is quick and simple thanks to the specialist Protectif medical risk rating service. Some of the most common ones include:
- High blood pressure / hypertension
- High cholesterol
- Underactive thyroid / hypothyroidism
- Diabetes (both type 1 and type 2)
- Food allergies and intolerance
- Heart conditions
- and many more…
Activity Packs & Extensions
If you wish to partake in any activities whilst on your trip abroad, you need to ensure you have the correct level of cover. To do this, simply click our ‘view activity packs’ button below, and find your chosen activity. If it falls into packs 2-8, you will need to add the relevant activity pack to your policy on the options page of the quote process. All activities in pack one are covered as standard. Please note, you will not be covered unless the appropriate activity pack has been applied to your policy and you have paid the appropriate premium. View activity Packs
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What is the age limit on Single Trip policies? Our Single Trip policies have no upper age limits, so we can provide cover for anyone 80+ subject to medical screening and their destination of choice. Do the sums insured benefit the whole group or each person? The sums insured apply to each individual person covered by the policy. What do you define as a medical condition? The Holidaysafe policy defines a Medical Condition as any serious or recurring medical condition which has been previously diagnosed, investigated or treated in any way, at any time prior to buying the insurance, even if this condition is currently considered to be stable and under control. How long in advance can I quote/purchase Single Trip Travel Insurance? Unfortunately, we cannot quote you for more than a year in advance. Please bear this in mind before contacting us as we don’t want to disappoint you. Just come back once your holiday is within the year time frame! View All
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