Allianz Launches COVID-19 Insurance For Travellers To Int’l Destinations, Including U.S.
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
The latest in a flurry ofCOVID insurance announcements, Allianz Global Assistance announced today the launch of its COVID-19 Insurance and Assistance Plan, which provides travellers up to $1,000,000 in coverage for emergency medical treatment related to the coronavirus, along with additional value-added benefits. The coverage applies on travel to international destinations, including the U.S.
Travel consumers can purchase the plan through Allianz Global Assistance’s national distribution network of over 9,000 travel agency and insurance broker partners.
“We encourage all Canadians to adhere to Government of Canada advisories and guidelines for international travel. We also recognize that some of our customers may have important reasons to travel in these uncertain times. For those individuals, we remain committed to helping protect their health and safety by ensuring our customers have access to coverage for emergency medical, quarantine and other costs related to COVID-19 while abroad,” said Lucy Hathaway, Chief Sales Officer of Allianz Global Assistance.
“Our hope is to remove barriers that might otherwise lead a traveller to avoid seeking treatment, which will hopefully help to limit the spread of the virus at a destination while ensuring their health fully recovers before returning to Canada.”
The plan does not have an age limit, and is available for trip durations up to the applicable provincial health insurance coverage out-of-country day limit. No medical questionnaire is required to purchase the plan, but customers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 must receive a negative test result before their departure from Canada to be eligible for coverage. Customers must also have shown no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to their date of departure from Canada.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
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.