New Optimism for 2021 Summer Holidays

Added 24/02/2021

A surge in holiday bookings has been reported since Boris Johnson revealed his roadmap out of the current coronavirus restrictions on 22 February.   His announcement included a clear indication of his ambition to open up international travel in time for summer and an aviation recovery later this year.  

A travel taskforce, which will be looking at ways to restart international travel safely, are due to report on 12 April with the earliest possible start date being 17 May.

According to holiday providers such as TUI, this optimism has generated a surge in interest in holidays mainly from July onwards to popular destinations such as Greece, Spain and Turkey.

Protect your summer holiday now: Coronavirus travel insurance

With more people now optimistic of enjoying a holiday abroad later in the year, we thought we’d take the opportunity to talk about travel insurance and the importance of protecting your trip.

When you’ve booked a holiday, it’s important to protect the money you’ve invested by buying comprehensive travel insurance straight away, so that you have cancellation cover in place.

Look for a policy that can be flexible, in case your holiday dates or destination have to be changed, as well as cover for Coronavirus/Covid-19.

It is also important to declare any existing medical conditions to your insurer, so that you are fully covered if you require emergency medical treatment abroad.

All travel insurance policies from include Emergency Medical Expenses and Repatriation (bringing you home) if you contract COVID-19 abroad.  Our Covid+ policies also include cover for cancellation if you, or anyone insured on the policy contract Coronavirus/Covid-19 before you travel.

We are also flexible, if you need to change the dates or destination of your trip due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can move your single trip insurance to match, with no admin charge*.

*The new dates must be within 12 months of the original issue date. If the new trip is for a longer period or to a different destination, there may be an additional premium.

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