THE INSURER ALSO WARNS CONSUMERS THAT SOME COUNTRIES HAVE ADDED TRAVEL INSURANCE AS PART OF ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Following the much-anticipated announcement of the Global Travel TaskForce’s green travel list, travel insurer, battleface, highlights that its policies remain valid irrespective of traffic light colour and/or changes in Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice.
battleface also warns that some countries have added the requirement of a travel insurance policy that covers COVID-19 medical expenses upon entry. Cover for emergency medical expenses caused by or resulting from COVID-19 is available on all battleface policies for travellers up to the age of 59 or under.
Katie Crowe, Director of Communications at battleface, comments:
“Due to the nature of the traffic light system, it’s essential that travellers look for an insurance policy that provides cover irrespective of any changes. Likewise, as part of their entry conditions, an increasing number of countries are now stipulating proof of a travel insurance policy that covers COVID-19 medical expenses. We expect this requirement to be introduced by more countries as they re-open to international tourists. Even though a country may be on the green travel list, it may have its own mandatory entry requirements in place that restrict UK travellers from visiting. We strongly urge consumers do their research during the booking process and again before departure so as not to get caught out and be adequately protected. The importance of checking policy documents cannot be underestimated in the current travel climate.”
At present, some of the countries on the green list include Portugal, Iceland, Gibraltar & Israel. Example quotes for these destinations are outlined below:
Travel insurance quotes for green-list countries
- battleface, offers a one-week travel insurance policy to Portugal from £17.54 per person for departures in June*.
- battleface, offers a one-week travel insurance policy to Iceland from £17.54 per person for departures in June*.
- battleface, offers a one-week travel insurance policy to Gibraltar from £17.54 per person for departures in June*.
*This quote is a basic package, based on a 25-year-old UK resident travelling from 1 – 7 June, which includes the following cover: medical expenses & emergency evacuation: £5,000,000 (excess £250), accidental death & permanent total disability: £50,000, baggage loss or delay: £2,000 (limited to £250 per single article, excess £250), personal money and passport: £500 (limited to £250 in respect of cash, excess £250), trip cost cancellation: £2,000 (not relating to COVID) & personal liability: £500,000. Quotes valid on 20th May 2021. Prices quoted are subject to change so we recommend travellers check www.battleface.com for the most up to date pricing information. COVID-19 cover is available on all policies for travellers up to the age of 59 or under.