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Manulife to Begin Offering Canadians COVID-19 Travel Insurance

Canadian insurer Manulife Financial Group will restore some coverage for coronavirus-related trip interruptions in a new travel insurance policy that also includes COVID-19 in its emergency medical coverage. The policy will launch in October for Canadians traveling domestically and internationally, …

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways Offers Passengers Coronavirus Insurance

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways on Monday said it would cover medical and quarantine costs for passengers if they contract the new coronavirus after traveling on one of its flights. Airlines around the world are trying to find ways to stimulate …

UK Insurtech Startup battleface Offers COVID-19 Travel Insurance Package

Travel insurance provider battleface announced a new COVID-19 travel insurance package. The new policy will give travelers the peace of mind they have been looking for to venture out safely, including to countries currently advised against traveling to by the …

UK Insurer Saga Refunds £44M to Customers on COVID-19 Travel Interruptions

Saga has refunded 44 million pounds ($54.45 million) of advance payments to customers whose travel was interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, the British over-50s holidays and insurance specialist said on Monday. The company, which has canceled all travel departures up …

More Americans Traveling Abroad Won’t Leave Home Without Insurance

In the new reality of COVID-19, some Americans may still be willing to travel abroad – but they’re going to make sure they’re insured up to the hilt. U.S. travel insurers are seeing a surge in demand for highly priced …

How Cruise Ticket Legal Language May Foil Class Action Suits

After two passengers on their luxury cruise tested positive for Covid-19 in March, Emilio and Barbara Hernandez were so frantic to get off the ship, they wrote a note to the captain. The Costa Luminosa sailed on with them still …

Danish Insurer Tryg Expects Wave of Travel Claims as Customers Cancel Holidays

Danish insurer Tryg expects to be hit by a wave of travel insurance claims as customers cancel their summer holidays due to travel restrictions imposed to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, it said on Tuesday. Denmark’s biggest insurance company said it …

UK Travel Insurers Expect to Pay Record Coronavirus Claims of US$319M

UK travel insurers expect to pay record claims of at least £275 million (US$319 million) due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to first estimates from the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The vast majority of payouts will be for cancellations, …

British Insurers Suspend Sale of Travel Insurance to New Customers

British insurers Admiral, Aviva and Direct Line are no longer offering travel insurance to new customers, they said on their websites on Friday. “The ongoing global situation with coronavirus means there’s much greater likelihood of disruption to people’s travel plans, …

‘Cancel for Any Reason’ Travel Policies Offered in New York as Coronavirus Spreads

Six global and national insurance companies have agreed to offer ‘cancel for any reason’ travel policies in New York state after Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday confirmed 11 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total number of cases to …