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.
- Medical treatment and hospital costs could be covered if you injure yourself or fall ill abroad
- Emergency transport and your journey home could be covered should you injure yourself during your travels
- Cancellations cover could protect you should you cancel or cut your trip short in an emergency
- Your important travel documents, cash and personal belongings could be covered if you accidentally lose them
Check out our guide if you're not sure how claiming on your travel insurance works.
- Don't base your choice purely on price; make sure that the policy you choose covers all your needs
- Read the small print of your policy, including exclusions such as extreme sports and incidents arising from the use of alcohol or drugs
- Declare any pre-existing conditions that you have, otherwise your cover might not be valid if you try to make a claim
If you have a travel related question, then why not take a look at one of our travel insurance guides to help you with your trip.
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