Tourism

Cover-More introduces new COVID-19 insurance benefits for domestic and trans-Tasman travellers

Cover-More Travel Insurance has launched new ‘COVID-19 benefits’ for Australians travelling domestically and to New Zealand.

The company’s new COVID-19 benefits will also offer previously unavailable protection for overseas travel to other countries as official travel ‘bubbles’ are agreed and announced by the federal government.

Cover-More’s new benefits include cover for travellers or their travel companions if they are placed into quarantine and cannot start their trip.

The benefits also cover travellers who are forced to cancel their trip if a relative or business partner in Australia or New Zealand contracts COVID-19 and their condition is life-threatening.

Travellers who are forced to find new accommodation if the person they were planning on staying within Australia or New Zealand has to go into quarantine for COVID-19 are also covered, along with those whose accommodation in either country is cancelled for a deep-clean.

Cover-More’s new benefits also include cover for refunds if a traveller’s holiday activities in Australia or New Zealand are cancelled due to COVID-19.

Essential workers who have their leave revoked due to COVID-19 and can no longer travel are also covered under the benefits.

Cover-More’s CEO for the Asia-Pacific region, Judith Crompton, said: “While no one has been able to travel internationally, pandemic lockdowns in Australia have also ruined domestic travel plans.

“Australians have missed their loved ones and special events like weddings, births, anniversaries and birthdays due to COVID-19.

“So, we developed our new benefits with the sole purpose of providing our customers with the confidence to be able to plan and travel safely, knowing they are protecting the memories they are yet to make.”

Cover-More’s new benefits are available via a Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement, appended to the existing product disclosure statement.

The new offering by Cover-More comes after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an in-principle agreement to establish a two-way travel ‘bubble’ with Australia early next year.


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