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Our new policy:
What is covered for COVID-19?

COVID-19 has put our lives on pause for many months, so now that travel restrictions are beginning to be lifted, you can finally get your break away. Our new travel insurance offering helps provide that extra reassurance for those of you who are travelling whilst COVID-19 is still present across the world. 

Our new policy provides cover for the following:

  • If you contract an epidemic or pandemic disease or are subject to compulsory quarantine whilst on your trip

    If you fall ill with an epidemic or pandemic disease (including COVID-19) or are required to quarantine as a result of your exposure to the disease, you will be covered for medical costs incurred as a result if you are outside the UK when falling ill. We will also provide cover for cutting short your trip, repatriation and/or extending your trip if you aren’t well enough or able to travel home as planned.
  • Our policies will also cover the cost for one member of your travel party to stay abroad with you, where medically necessary, until you are fit enough to return home. It is important that you contact our 24-hour medical emergency helpline for advice and assistance if you are admitted to hospital or are unable to travel home as planned.
  • If you need to cancel your trip

    Cancellation cover will apply if your trip is cancelled because you or your travel companion either have symptoms or are diagnosed with an epidemic or pandemic disease (such as COVID-19), There is also cover if you or your travel companion are required to quarantine (self-isolate) as a result of your individual circumstances, such as being requested to by the NHS Test and Trace service. 
  • You won’t need to take a test to prove that you have the virus, but you will need to provide a Doctor’s certificate to confirm your symptoms or diagnosis, or evidence that you’ve been instructed to self-isolate via the NHS or via the government’s ‘Test and Trace’ programme. If you are unable to travel due to a general quarantine being placed across a region or nation, then this cover does not apply. 
  • Cover is provided for specified individual events only.
  • If you need to take care of or be with a loved-one

    You are also covered for cancellation or cutting short your trip if one of your, or your travel companion’s close relatives (such as a parent, child, sibling or grandparent) falls seriously ill due to an epidemic or pandemic disease (including COVID-19) and you or your travel companion are advised not to travel as a result. Similarly to general cancellation, you will need to provide a Doctor’s certificate to support your claim.
  • If you are denied boarding

    If you, or someone that you are travelling with, are denied boarding of your pre-booked public transport by order of the carrier, the government or a public authority as a result of you or your travelling companion displaying symptoms of a contagious disease (including an epidemic or pandemic disease, such as COVID-19), we will provide cover for any unused and unrecoverable trip costs.
  • We will require you to provide written confirmation of the denied boarding order from the carrier when you make a claim. 

We know the importance of feeling safe and protected during your holiday, perhaps now more than ever. Browse our Travel Insurance policies today to see if they are suitable for you and your individual needs.

For more information about the new level of cover, visit our comprehensive FAQs page . Here we answer many questions you might have about your policy.

Having a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will entitle you to the government-provided healthcare of the European Union country you are visiting, lowering the medical costs you would normally expect to pay. Although this is a good addition to take on holiday, having a travel insurance policy as well could provide you with further protection and peace of mind whilst you are abroad. Our travel insurance policies can protect you against many unforeseen eventualities.

A lot of bank accounts or credit cards come with varying levels of travel insurance cover. Although some may be comprehensive and suitable for most trips, they may not cover you for everything you have planned whilst you’re away. If you have adventurous plans or unusual excursions booked for your trip, you might not be covered. Make sure you look into the travel insurance policy that you have before every trip, to make sure it’s suitable for you and your plans.

Purchasing a holiday using a credit card means you are often protected by Consumer Protection cover that is offered on purchases when a provider defaults and you are unable to receive your goods (or in this case, go on your holiday). This means that, in most cases, you can get your money returned to you before going on your trip.

If you have booked a holiday through a tour operator or travel agent, it may be worth checking if you are covered by ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) or ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s License). This type of cover means that your package holiday is protected if, for example, the travel company providing your holiday arrangements or the travel agent themselves fail financially or close down. Your travel agents will be able to tell you if your holiday is ABTA or ATOL protected. Alternatively, use the links provided to check your cover at home.
From 5th May 2021 we will no longer be offering travel insurance policies to cover people’s pre-existing medical conditions. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to our online booking engine. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additonal cover again.
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Alternative Cover Options For Pre-existing Medical Conditions

If you have a pre-existing medical condition that we are unable cover under our own policies, you may be able to obtain an alternative travel insurance policy through one of the providers featured in the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) directory of specialist travel insurance providers for people with serious medical conditions. Do take time to study and compare the terms and conditions to ensure you have the cover you need. To contact the Money Advice Service for further details of the directory

Call: 0800 138 7777 (lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
or
Email: traveldirectory@maps.org.uk