Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis has revealed which travel insurance policies will cover you for coronavirus cancellations – at no extra cost.
Martin was appearing on This Morning to discuss how people should insure their travel plans in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
He has found a plan that will cover insurance this summer and next, as well as winter breaks.
And he said the policy won’t cost you any extra for Covid cover.
The UK Government now allows quarantine-free travel to almost 80 countries and is set to update travel policies on Monday, reports the Star.
That means people can now holiday in destinations such as Spain and Greece – but it is still wise to get cover that will protect you from the financial impacts of coronavirus.
Martin said: “Cover by Stay Sure Comprehensive would let you book single trip insurance for up to two years ahead.
“So, many people look for love in all the wrong places, well you’ve been looking for travel insurance in the wrong places.”
On the Staysure website, its Single Trip Travel insurance stated: “Covid-19 cover is included at no extra cost when you buy a new travel insurance policy.
“When it’s safe to travel, your policy will be ready to protect you with up to unlimited medical expenses.”
The inclusion counts for both single trip and annual policies.
Also included in the benefits are:
- Cancellation cover
- Repatriation to get you back home
- Transport and accommodation when advised by the medical officer
- A self-isolation daily benefit abroad
- And a 24 hour emergency medical support team who you can call – they can help to translate from your medical team
To take out the policy you’ll need to declare any pre-existing conditions.
You also need to follow the government’s travel advice.
The information needs to state that it is safe to travel for your policy to be valid.
If the advice states that it is not safe to travel yet you may still take out the insurance – just double check before jetting off.
Other travel insurance firms who also cover coronavirus related expenses include the Post Office – who help with Covid-19 medical claims in safe travel zones.