Canadian travellers will continue to have insurance options for upcoming travel plans as WestJet has now announced “no-cost travel insurance” coverage for eligible guests travelling to Mexico, the Caribbean and European destinations including the United Kingdom.
For reservations made on or after September 18, 2020, any WestJet air-only reservation including WestJet Vacations bookings for travel to and from Mexico, the Caribbean (excluding the U.S.), Europe (including U.K.) and inbound to Canada will provide eligible guests no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance through new partner TuGo.
TuGo Travel Insurance COVID-19 coverage for WestJet guests includes:
— Emergency medical and hospital costs for outbound travellers if diagnosed with COVID-19 while outside of Canada (excluding U.S.) for up to a maximum limit of $100,000 CAD per insured person.
— Emergency medical and hospital costs for inbound travellers visiting Canada diagnosed with COVID-19 while in Canada up to the maximum limit of $100,000 CAD per insured person.
— Quarantine accommodation costs when the traveller tests positive for COVID-19 on the trip up to $150 CAD per insured person, per day to a maximum of 14 days for inbound and outbound reservations.
— Ambulance transportation and air evacuation costs related to COVID-19, up to the maximum limit of $100,000 CAD per insured person for inbound and outbound guests.
— COVID-19 repatriation costs in case of death of up to $5,000 CAD per insured person for inbound and outbound guests.
— One-way economy airfare for the return of one travelling companion and dependent children when air evacuated back home for treatment.
Coverage will be automatically applied at no additional charge to eligible guests at the time of purchase for travel until August 31, 2021 for up to 21 days. One-way travel reservations will also be eligible for coverage for up to seven days.
Exclusions apply. For full coverage details, please visit here.
When you are ready to look at vacation plans for this season, please reach out and let me help you find the options that fit your needs best. More important than ever now is the expertise travel advisors can provide in reading the fine print and the constantly evolving policies.