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Travel Insurance policies covering Coronavirus

Travel Insurance which covers Coronavirus

We explain which travel policies will offer protection when it comes to Covid-19 claims


Travel Insurance which covers trips to areas where the FCO advise against travel

battleface
  • battleface provide cover for emergency medical expenses caused by or resulting from COVID-19 for travellers up to the age of 59 or under. Anyone above 59 will remain covered for other illnesses and accidents subject to the policy benefits, limits and wording.
  • There is no cover for expenses in relation to Covid-19 or any governmental travel restriction for any type of trip cancellations, curtailment of a holiday or lockdowns.
  • Read Full Covid Cover Details
  • No cover for any pre-existing medical conditions (within the last 12 months).
  • Every country you visit must be added to the policy expect those countries as destinations if you are in only in transit in that country (i.e. do not leave airside at the airport)
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www.battleface.com

Travel Insurance providing some Cancellation Cover relating to Coronavirus

Coverwise
  • No cover under new policies for any cancellation or curtailment claims if travelling when FCO Office are advising against travel to your destination.
  • Covers cancellation if you fall ill with COVID-19 and are unable to travel or have to self-isolate.
  • Cover for any medical claims due to COVID-19 whilst away. where the FCO are not issuing advice against travel.
  • Cover if you need to come home early due to the illness of a close relative due to COVID-19
  • Read Full Covid Cover Details
  • Preexisting medical conditions can be covered.
  • Policy will also offer cover for non Covid situations.
  • Extensions for Business and Ski
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www.coverwise.co.uk

CoverForYou
  • No cover under new policies for any cancellation claims for cancellation due to FCO advice against travel being brought into force.
  • Cover if you or a household member cannot travel because you have contracted Covid-19 or have to self isolate at home and cannot travel.
  • Medical claims because of Coronavirus are covered if you are travelling to an area where the FCO are not issuing advice against travel.
  • Cover if you or a household member has to self isolate at home and cannot travel.
  • Full Covid Cover Details
  • Policy will also offer cover for other benefits including Emergency Medical Costs, Cancellation for non Covid situations and Baggage.
  • Extensions for Business, Cruise, Golf and Winter Sports
  • Special offer - Zero Excess on all policies and a 5% discount when you use voucher code CFYA5
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www.coverforyou.com

Staysure Travel Insurance
  • Covers cancelling your trip if you have COVID-19 within 14 days of travelling
  • Cancellation and repatriation cover if you’re denied boarding with a positive test for COVID-19
  • Cancelling or cutting your trip short after death in the family from COVID-19
  • Your travelling companion(s), people you live with or people you’re staying with on holiday being diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days of travel
  • Also covers coronavirus (COVID-19) claims for emergency medical expenses and repatriation if you catch the virus during your trip.
  • No cover if new restrictions on travelling are imposed due to Coronavirus.
  • Good reputation for pre-existing medical condition cover.
  • FCO recommendation against travel cannot be in place
  • Full Covid Cover Details
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Insurefor
  • Cover for cancellation claims if you or a travelling companion test positive or are hospitalised just prior to trip
  • Cover if you are denied boarding
  • Medical Expenses Cover included for COVID19 while travelling as long as FCO are not issuing advice against travel.
  • No cover if you have to self isolate
  • Annual Multi Trip Policies include 15 months cover for the price of 12
  • Full Covid Cover Details - please click on the Coronavirus information link
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www.insurefor.com

Travel Insurers who will cover Medical Expenses should you fall ill whilst on holiday due to Covid-19

WorldwideInsure
  • No cover under new policies for any cancellation claims in relation to COVID-19 or SARS-COV-2 or any mutation of these, or for cancellation due to FCO advice against travel being brought into force.
  • Only covers emergency medical costs for Coronavirus while you are away (and the FCO are not restricting it to essential only travel). but a useful option if you either are a non UK resident or are already abroad.
  • Good option if you either are a non UK resident or are already abroad (ensure you visit the specialist pages on their site).
  • Full Covid Cover Details
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www.worldwideinsure.com

Travel Insurance offering cover during the Coronavirus pandemic

We buy travel insurance to cover a wide range of risks including the theft of our baggage, through medical costs should we fall ill, to cancellation costs because we cannot go on our well earned break.

And undoubtedly our advice is always to make sure you have travel insurance in place to ensure that if you need to fall back on that cancellation cover that you can do so from the day you start paying for your holiday. Normally this is months before your break when you pay the deposit on your holiday or buy the flights for your trip abroad.

And just because of coronavirus our advice has not changed - because if you need to cancel that holiday because you are unfortunate enough to break a leg which stops you from flying, or a relative falls badly ill with a illness that is not connected to Covid-19 you still want to be able to claim in that instance.

However now there is more to consider.

What Covid-19 risks can I cover with Travel insurance

Policies are starting to appear that will provide cover in a range of circumstances. However it is not possible currently to get a policy that covers everything - so it is a question of deciding which policy is going to cover you best - depending on the holiday you are taking. In some circumstances it can even be worth taking two policies.

Some of the risks that can be covered include

  • Travelling to destinations against FCO advice.
  • You or a travelling companion fall ill with Covid-19 and you cannot travel
  • You or a household member have to self isolate at home and cannot travel
  • You are denied boarding at the airport due to Covid-19 being detected.
  • You not be able to travel because Foreign Office advice (or a Government imposed lockdown) is imposed or reimposed due to Coronavirus
  • Another country prevent you from entering or impose a quarantine period making travel impossible.

A selection of policies covering a varying levels of cover include:

CompanyProductTravel Against FCO Advice PermittedCovid Cancellation Costs CoveredCancellation Costs if Required to Self IsolatePre Existing Medical Conditions Can Be CoveredExcessSingle Trip 7 day One TravellerAnnual Family PolicyMore Info
BattlefaceTravel InsuranceYesNoNoOptional£125£25.72£N/AFind out more...

For full details of Coronavirus cover inclusions and exclusions please visit: battleface Coronavirus Policy Inclusions.

battleface policies cover countries that include those that are under FCO and government essential and non-essential travel advisories.

battleface provide cover for emergency medical expenses caused by or resulting from COVID-19 for travellers up to the age of 59 or under. Anyone above 59 will remain covered for other illnesses and accidents, subject to the policy benefits, limits and wording.

There is no cover for expenses in relation to COVID-19 or any governmental travel restriction for any type of trip cancellations, curtailment of a holiday or lockdowns.

battleface do not currently provide annual or zonal policies as they assess each country to be visited individually at the time they are to be visited.

CoverwiseStandard PolicyNoYesYesYes£125£7.89£29.91Find out more...

For full details of Coronavirus cover inclusions and exclusions please visit: Coverwise Coronavirus Policy Inclusions

CoverforyouSilver policyNoYesYesYes£0£10.75£60Find out more...

For full details of Coronavirus cover inclusions and exclusions please visit: Coverforyou Coronavirus Policy Inclusions
Special offer - Zero Excess on all policies and a 5% discount when you use voucher code CFYA5

StaysureComprehensive CoverNoYesNoYes£65£11.78£61.66Find out more...

For full details of Coronavirus cover inclusions and exclusions please visit: Staysure Coronavirus Policy Inclusions
Special Offer: 15 Months cover for the price of 12 on Annual Policies
Staysure are strong in providing cover to those with a wide range of medical conditions

InsureforStandard PolicyNoYesNoYes£195£12£66.40Find out more...

For full details of Coronavirus cover inclusions and exclusions please visit: Coverwise Coronavirus Policy Inclusions and click the Coronavirus information link.
Special Offer: 15 Months cover for the price of 12 on Annual Policies

WorldwideInsureStandard PolicyNoNoNoYes£75£14.60£75Find out more...

For full details of Coronavirus cover inclusions and exclusions please visit: WorldwideInsure Coronavirus Information
Worldwide Insure have policies available if you have already started your trip. They are also able to cover non UK residents

The price examples above assume:

Single traveller aged 40 on a holiday to Spain Family of two adults aged 40 and two children aged 10 and 8 travelling to Spain No pre-existing medical conditions Battleface do not offer an annual policy.

If you have an existing travel insurance bought before mid March for travel arranged before that time it may also cover for cancellation (depending on the particular policy you purchased). Policies bought later, or trips arranged after are unlikely to be covered unless the policy specifically includes such cover as Coronavirus is a 'known event' and insurers declared that they would not cover it in future.

This content was last reviewed on 11/08/2020