Transat Introduces COVID-19 Insurance For Packages & Flights
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Transat has partnered with Manulife to offer customers COVID-19 insurance covering emergency medical and quarantine expenses at destination and providing assistance if a guest contracts COVID-19 during their trip.
The coverage applies to roundtrip international flights, as well as Transat packages to Mexico, Central or South America and the Caribbean. Bookings must be made from 25SEP to 31OCT, 2020 for departures between 1OCT, 2020, and 30APR, 2021 and apply to stays of up to 21 days.
The coverage is offered at no extra cost to the guest. It will automatically be included in the purchase of the flight or package, whether it is made at a travel agency, online or through Transat’s Customer Contact Centre.
“The travel industry has been transforming at a frantic pace in recent months, and we are listening to our customers’ expectations in order to offer them programs and solutions adapted to the new realities,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer of Transat.
“The introduction of a free and automatic COVID-19 medical insurance and assistance plan included in our flights and packages, combined with our rigorous health and safety program,Traveller Care, demonstrates our desire to allow our customers to carry out their travel plans despite the uncertainties related to the pandemic.”
The COVID-19 Emergency Medical Certificate of Insurance includes:
Emergency medical insurance, which covers up to CA$200,000 per insured person for medical and hospital expenses that may be incurred as a result of a positive COVID-19 test result during the trip.
Coverage of accommodation costs caused by quarantine or isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test result during the trip, up to CA$150 a day per insured person or CA$300 a day per family, for a maximum of 14 days
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.