On Monday 22nd February 2021, the government announced plans to gradually ease national lockdown restrictions in England in four key stages beginning on 8th March; the new plans include the launch of a taskforce dedicated to reviewing our return to international travel. To read details of the four-step roadmap, please visit gov.uk/coronavirus
The government aim to make a decision on removing restrictions imposed on international travel, but not before 17th May. Whilst there is no guaranteed date for our return to the skies, this is very positive news for your 2021 travel plans!
According to BBC reports, tour operators across the UK are reporting a substantial increase in holiday bookings for the latter half of 2021 and into 2022, whilst also reassuring travellers of the option to move their travel dates if necessary. Now may just be the time to grab a bargain holiday package!
Following the latest government announcement, we have restricted our single trip quotes for overseas travel prior to 18th May 2021. If you need travel insurance for a UK trip prior to 18th May, please call our UK call centre on 01223 446 920 to discuss your cover options. Annual multi-trip quotes remain available online or via our call centre.
Premier Plus single and annual multi-trip policies purchased from 20th August 2020 now include our additional COVID-19 cover benefits:
Cancellation if you, or anyone insured on your policy, tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of your trip starting.
Emergency Medical Expenses associated with COVID-19 are covered whilst travelling.
Repatriation if medically necessary, following you, or anyone insured on your policy, testing positive for COVID-19 during your trip.
Denied Boarding Cover if you were denied boarding on the return journey of your trip due to having or being suspected of having COVID-19. A positive test would be required for this section to be applicable.
To find out more about the cover provided click here.
Please note: *There is no cancellation cover if you are unable to travel due to the Government or Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advising against all or all but essential travel. Policy cover will be invalid if you travel against the advice of the government, FCDO, any regulatory authority or medical advice.
Although we are working with smaller numbers and restricted hours to ensure the safety of our colleagues, we remain on hand to answer your questions. Our call centre is currently open Monday to Friday, from 9am until 2pm. We remain closed on weekends and bank holidays.
Tel: 01223 446 920
Please note: all information detailed within is applicable as of 24/02/2021 and is subject to change based on the latest government guidance. Whilst we aim to keep you updated with the latest news, please ensure you check the latest FCDO travel advice prior to purchasing a policy or travelling.
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