Travel insurance is a vital aspect to booking a holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances that could otherwise spoil your holiday. It is essential you have the correct travel insurance and that your policy covers you for medical expenses, subsistence, and repatriation if you or a member of your party contract COVID-19 during your holiday. If you took out a single trip policy or renewed an annual policy before the outbreak began in February 2020, you should be covered but you will need to contact your insurer to check.
Some insurers are allowing customers extensions on their policies to cover specifically for COVID-19. ABTA has an insurance product and we are also aware that other insurers, including AllClear Insurance, Cover for You, Stay Sure, AXA, Holiday Extras and Trailfinders, are now offering policies that specifically cover COVID-19, and the list is growing all the time. Please check the details of your specific policy to ensure it will cover for cancellation prior to travel if you contract Covid-19 as well as for assistance once on holiday.