Coronavirus (COVID-19)—FCDO updates guidance on travel insurance

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—FCDO updates guidance on travel insurance

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has updated its guidance on foreign travel insurance to provide information on the new requirements coming into effect on 17 May 2021. To prevent new variants of coronavirus (COVID-19) entering the UK, travellers are advised against travelling to amber or red list countries.

Travellers are advised to follow the rules in place for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The FCDO advises against all but essential travel due to the coronavirus risk. The FCDO advises you should check the travel advice for the destination country and read its coronavirus travel advice. If you are legally permitted to travel, you should have appropriate travel insurance.

Policyholders are advised to check current travel insurance policies to see what cover is available for coronavirus related losses, ie medical cover and travel disruption. Failure to have appropriate insurance cover could mean you are liable for emergency costs, including medical treatment. It is advised that travel insurance should be purchased as soon as possible after booking a trip.

Source: Foreign travel insurance

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