As many countries are gradually recovering from high COVID-19 infection rates, airports are once again enveloped in enthusiasm as they welcome travellers. Passports are getting a truly new lease on life as travel restrictions are slowly being lifted, making summer holidays possible once again.
And to ensure your travels are safely covered with peace of mind, Thomas Smith Insurance Agency Ltd has just launched the all-new COVID-19 Travel Extension – an optional addition to the standard travel insurance that offers coverage should you require it.
Find out all you need to know about the COVID-19 travel extension to secure all your upcoming holidays.
WHAT IS THE COVID-19 TRAVEL EXTENSION?
After a year and a half of travel standstills, many are craving foreign adventures and experiences. Following the positive results generated from the worldwide vaccination programmes, Thomas Smith wants to assist travellers in getting back to what they love doing the most.
Risks of infections or governmental changes can still run high, hence why the COVID-19 Travel insurance extension will give travellers peace of mind that they as well as their travel expenditure can be covered should anything happen. The COVID-19 extension can be added to the standard travel insurance policy at very competitive fees.
ARE CANCELLATION CHARGES COVERED?
Deposits for unused travel and accommodation, concert and sports tickets, holiday tours and excursions can be refunded unless they are recoverable, if travellers must cancel their journeys due to certain specific COVID-19 related occurrences.
These instances may include hospitalisation for COVID-19 prior to your trip’s starting date, recognition of a positive COVID-19 test before the trip and being subjected to quarantine or discovery of COVID-19 related symptoms prior to your or your travel companion’s journey. Check with a Thomas Smith Insurance Agency representative to know the specific circumstances when cancellation charges get reimbursed.
ARE CANCELLATION CHARGES COVERED?
The COVID-19 extension is available to any person up to 75 years of age including children.
DOES THE EXTENSION COVER ADDITIONAL TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION EXPENSES?
If you or your travelling companion need to extend your stay because you show COVID-19 symptoms at the point of departure or are forced to quarantine whilst on your trip, the COVID-19 travel extension will come in play.
Additional reasonable accommodation charges incurred will be covered if it is necessary for you to stay beyond your intended return date, as well as additional travel expenses which are necessary to get you home if your return ticket cannot be used. Get in touch with us to be given specific details on the cover provided.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I REQUIRE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES?
If you contract the COVID-19 virus whilst you are on your trip with this extension you are covered for emergency medical treatment.
Although no one wants to think of the worst, it is always safe to be prepared. Allow your closest relatives peace of mind, knowing that should the worst happen whilst you are abroad, the cost of returning your body to Malta or the cost of the burial/cremation in the foreign country where death occurred are covered.
Always follow the advice of qualified, professional medical practitioners prior to booking your trip. Book a meeting with a Thomas Smith Insurance Agency representative to review all the COVID-19 Travel extension points in detail to ensure your travels are safely covered.