Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 9:27 am
Travel operator Jet2 has launched a new travel insurance policy which includes cover for travellers if the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) changes the travel advice to their holiday destination.
Although the company already has policies in place specific to Covid-19, this new addition will mean that holidaymakers are covered if new restrictions come in place.
Travel advice continuously changing
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the FCDO has been changing travel restrictions for different countries, in line with their own coronavirus infection rates.
In some cases, it has changed the advice for a specific country, advising against “all but essential travel” with less than 48 hours’ notice.
However, if this situation arises in the future then Jet2’s new FCDO cover means that travellers will be protected either before they travel or if they are already in the destination.
Jet2’s new travel policy
The new cover will automatically be included in all new Single Trip Travel Insurance policies to Europe, bought on or after 17 September 2020.
This cover will include up to £10 million in medical cover, £5,000 cancellation cover, and £2,000 baggage cover.
It will also be added free of charge to any existing single trip policies to Europe, which were bought between 9 April and 16 September 2020.
However, if you have a policy with Jet2 that doesn’t fall within those dates and you want the new FCDO cover, then you will need to buy a new policy.