Coronavirus (Covid-19) - important information 3 July 2020
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has lifted its advice against non-essential international travel. This means you can travel to a number of countries from Saturday 4 July.
However, the FCDO still advises against travelling to many countries. So check the FCDO for the latest advice before you go. If you buy travel insurance and then travel to a country that the FCDO advises against visiting, your travel insurance won’t cover you. You won’t be covered for any cancellations either.
Coronavirus is what they call a “known event”. So some insurers may exclude this type of event from the cover they offer you. If in doubt, check the policy wording or contact your chosen insurer before you buy.
However, all policies bought through Confused.com include cover for emergency medical expenses and repatriation - even if you contract Covid-19 abroad. This is so long as you’re not travelling against FCDO advice.
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If you love to take your holidays at sea, you may find that regular travel insurance doesn’t necessarily give you the level of cover you require. That’s why we compare travel insurance policies that also cover those who love to go on cruises.
- Travel insurance policies for pre-existing medical conditions are available
- If you’re a frequent cruiser and travel more than twice a year, it might be worth considering multi-trip cover
Do you have a travel related question? Take a look at our travel insurance answers.
- Medical cover is extremely important especially if you are hundreds of miles away from the mainland and require medical assistance
- Delayed departure/abandoning your trip due to poor weather conditions, strike, industrial action or mechanical problems could also be covered
- You could be protected against cancellations and curtailment for pre-paid travel, accommodation and excursions if you have to cancel your trip in an emergency
- Personal belongings, money and baggage cover could come in handy if your items are stolen, accidently lost or damaged during your trip
- Read the small print thoroughly and check for any exclusions your policy might have (most policies won't cover alcohol or drug related incidents)
- It's important that you state any pre-existing medical conditions that you or your family members might have
- Take reasonable care of your items and be sure to report your items lost or stolen to the police within 24 hours
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- You can preview policy details before taking out your cover
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