As the high street travel agents open their doors to customers once again, we remind anyone who is booking a holiday in the near future to make sure they protect their trip to prevent any financial loss.
With international travel set to resume on May 17 and a specialist “traffic light” system set in place to enable this; Brits are becoming more confident when it comes to booking a summer getaway this year.
While this is great news for the travel industry, and certainly for those longing for a well-deserved break, it is essential that holidaymakers continue to protect their trips with adequate travel insurance – as soon as they book their holiday.
It’s important to be aware that there are a lot of providers marketing their policies as ‘including Covid-19 cover’, but some are only offering cover for emergency medical expenses should you catch Covid-19 while on holiday. However, there are lots of other types of Covid cover available that are worth looking out for.
For example, many providers are offering cancellation cover if anyone named on the policy catches Covid-19 before the trip and, as a result, has to isolate. Some providers are also offering cover for additional expenses should anyone on the policy test positive while abroad and be required to isolate abroad. This cover may also be called ‘cover for denied boarding’ in some policies.
Of course, cover varies from provider to provider, so if you do want to know more about the level of protection included in your policy, we would recommend getting in touch with your travel insurer directly.
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