A traveller‘s greatest fear is probably a medical emergency overseas. Lost items and flight delays pale in comparison – especially now. But until reacently there wasn’t a lot of Covid-19 travel insurance to protect you. A positive Covid-19 diagnosis could mean quarantine in an unfamiliar environment, language barriers and differing medical standards – a cocktail of travel nightmares. Expensive, too.
Only recently has Covid-19 travel insurance become available. Airlines, travel agents and insurers are scrambling to mitigate costs for the traveller. Covid-19 covers, for example, are tagged to air tickets or the standard travel insurance.
Here is a rundown of some Covid-19 travel insurance coverage and the trip-wires to be mindful of.