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Covid travel insurance: What do I need to know?

Here's a quick guide to Covid travel insurance

Travel insurance has always been important, but it might just be even more important than it has ever been before.

We’re all raring to go on holiday again and Covid travel insurance is a great way to help us feel safer when we go abroad.

So, what do you need to know? Here’s a quick guide to Covid travel insurance for you.

Not all policies are created equal

Not all Covid travel insurance policies are created equal. Just like with anything, you need to do your research and shop around to find exactly the level of cover you’re after.

A quick comparison of policies will show that the protection you get will differ, so don’t get caught short and make sure you know your policy limits before you go away.

Not based on the ‘traffic light system’

The recently announced ‘traffic light system ’ is being seen by many as the ‘green light to travel’. As far as travel providers, including travel insurers, are concerned – that’s not the case.

Travel insurance is generally based on whether you can legally travel to wherever you’re planning your holiday. This means that UK government travel bans, FCDO travel advice, and the entry requirements for your destination are a better indicator of your options than the traffic light system alone.

Follow the advice, reduce your risk

There is an element of risk to travel at the moment. While coronavirus levels are decreasing in much of the world, we’re not completely out of the woods yet.

To reduce your risk as much as possible it’s really important that you follow the advice. That means to follow the government’s travel advice on where’s safest to go, follow your travel insurers advice on what you’re covered for, and book through travel providers that give you options if you need to cancel your holiday/change dates or destination.

Covid travel insurance offers you peace of mind

We all want to get back out there and explore the world again, and Covid travel insurance can help you do that with extra peace of mind.

Here at Avanti, our Covid Cover is included in all new policies and can give you an extra level of protection against Covid-related problems on your next trip.

Take out a UK travel insurance policy with Avanti today to give you peace of mind, knowing we have your back when you next go away in your home country.

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