Saga has announced that it will now cover treatment abroad and repatriation to the UK due to Covid-19 as standard as part of its travel insurance policies on all trips.
The over-50s holidays specialist introduced the cover on 1 June to help customers travel more confidently once the government advice changes and restrictions lift. The cover will compensate the care of customers who fall ill with coronavirus while travelling outside of the UK, including those with underlying health conditions.
Saga includes optional insurance on all cruise holidays, as well as door-to-door transfers from home to the port or airport.
Head of product, Saga health and travel insurance, Kevin McMullan, said: “Understandably, the current crisis has put travel plans on hold for many people.
“However, with the UK’s strict lockdown measures beginning to lift, more people may be planning both exciting and much-needed trips away over the coming months.
“We recognise that this may be a daunting process, particularly for customers with underlying health concerns. We want to give people the confidence and reassurance that if they were to fall ill abroad, we’re there to help and get them back home safely.
“We’re continuing to review and innovate our products to ensure they work as well as they can for our customers.
“However, we know the impact of coronavirus is far-reaching. We’d encourage customers to contact us directly if they’d like to discuss their individual circumstances and how we can best support them through these uncertain times.”
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