Taking out travel insurance that covers health expenses related to Covid-19 is now highly recommended to travel peacefully and anticipate pitfalls. In many countries, a Covid travel insurance certificate is even a mandatory prerequisite for permission to enter the territory.
Allianz Voyage, the world leader in travel insurance, offers you a complete offer to cover all new risks related to Covid-19 during your stay abroad.
The impact of the health crisis on the tourism sector
Covid-19, which was declared a pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organization) on March 11, 2020, has had a strong impact on the tourism sector. Over the past two years, a very large number of countries have been forced to close their borders to international travelers to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
As a result, between 2019 and 2021, international travel fell by -70% globally (from 1.5 billion to 415 million tourist arrivals), according to the World Tourism Organization, with a gradual recovery since early 2022.
Faced with these new risks, insurance players have had to adapt very quickly. If at the beginning of the pandemic the coronavirus was one of the exclusion conditions in insurance contracts, more and more insurance companies are now offering Covid-19 guarantees.
Covid-19 travel insurance at Allianz Voyage
Allianz Voyage, the leading player in health insurance on a European scale, has been able to adapt its offer to the health context.
The travel insurance and the Covid-19 guarantees offered by Allianz allow you to benefit from the coverage of several costs, both before departure and once on the spot.
With the cancellation guarantee from Allianz Voyage, your trip will be refunded:
- If you or a member of your family (spouse or child) has tested positive for Covid-19 before you set off on your trip.
- If you or a member of your family (spouse or child) is in quarantine before departure due to suspected coronavirus infection.
And if you contract Covid-19 during your trip, you benefitreimbursement of emergency medical expenses in the country of destination (within the limits and according to the conditions mentioned in your contract).
In addition, with Delayed return guaranteeyou have the option of changing your return date by benefiting from a refund of the cost of purchasing the new ticket.
You also enjoy, with this same guarantee, reimbursement of the additional costs that an extension of your stay for individual quarantine (for a maximum of 14 consecutive days) gives you.
When should you take out Covid-19 travel insurance?
A secondment, a business trip, a family vacation, a trip around the world… Whatever your travel plans, taking out travel insurance that covers health expenses related to Covid-19 is one of the essential steps to take before departure.
In fact, medical expenses are often very high abroad (in the US, for example, hospitalization can quickly generate costs of several tens of thousands of dollars).
On the other hand, you should know that more than forty countries (Seychelles, Vietnam, Laos, Jordan, Nepal, etc.) require, when you enter the territory, an insurance certificate stating ” coverage of healthcare costs in connection with Covid “.
Remember also to inform yourself, before your departure, about the situation regarding Covid-19 in the country of destination (you can, to do this, go to the section ” Travel advice from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).